Fast Facts

Bentley School is

Superior Academics
Respectful Culture
Exceptional Teachers
Lifelong Learners
Transformative Education

Location
Bentley School is a K-12 coeducational, independent day school with two beautiful campuses in Oakland (K-8) and Lafayette (9-12). The campuses are ten minutes from one another by car. Bentley's shuttle service, offered at no cost to families, serves students on both campuses. 

Founded
1920 (Upper School opened in 1997)

Motto
Scire Desidero “I Desire to Know”

Mascot
The Phoenix

Enrollment
700

Financial Aid
29% of students receive financial aid

Diversity
46% of students self-identify as people of color
71 zip codes are represented from the Bay Area are represented in our student body

Faculty
88% have advanced degrees
 
Languages Offered
French
Latin
Mandarin
Spanish
 
Accreditation
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Member
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
People of Color in Independent Schools (POCIS)
National Business Officers Association (NBOA)
Association of Independent School Admission Professionals (AISAP)
Independent Schools Business Officers Association (ISBOA)

The Bentley Story

Founded in 1920, Bentley School has fostered an environment that challenges the mind, striving to bring out the best in every one of its students. Bentley School is committed to academic excellence as well as the development of character and spirit in each of its students. (Read more in the Head of School's Message.)

Where We Are

K-8 Campus
1 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512
9-12 Campus
1000 Upper Happy Valley Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101

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