Visiting Bentley

At Bentley School, we take great pride in our warm and welcoming community. The admissions office provides your preliminary view into our K-12 environment.  Whether you’re interested in Kindergarten or ninth grade, we offer prospective families many opportunities to know the Bentley curriculum and community better.  We encourage you to attend any of our visit events.

Parent Tours provide an opportunity to enjoy our faculty and students together by visiting the classrooms and walking around our beautiful campuses. Our informative and comprehensive tours are enjoyable and conclude with a unique opportunity for Q&A with members of the administration team. Tours last approximately 90 minutes.

Open Houses are designed to provide students and parents with a complete overview of Bentley School’s offerings. The program includes a discussion with a student panel, classroom demonstrations/presentations, as well as opportunities to speak directly with Bentley students and faculty.

Student Visits* allow prospective students to experience first-hand a day in the life of a Bentley student. During the visit, prospective students shadow a current Bentley student through a typical morning of classes. This process differs depending on the grade the student is entering.  For more details, visit our application process pages.

Our Upper School Curriculum Night provides an opportunity for students and parents to learn more in depth about Bentley’s academic program. Presentations feature Bentley’s Department Chairs and our Dean of Academics. This event is only offered for applicants to our Upper School.

During the admissions process, prospective families will be invited to our parent education evenings, athletic events, theater performances, music concerts, and guest speakers. Attending these events is not required, but we hope you take advantage of these unique opportunities to experience life at Bentley School. 

*This is a required component of the admissions application for Grades 1-8.
 

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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