The Bentley Lower School is comprised of Kindergarten through Grade 5, and has been located on the Oakland “Hiller” Campus since 1969.
The academic program at Bentley’s Lower School emphasizes a strong curricular foundation with a program that is rigorous, supportive, and developmentally appropriate. We establish a deep knowledge base while nurturing and guiding each student’s social and emotional growth. Teachers use a variety of methods to reach each child, utilizing a combination of direct instruction, independent practice, hands-on learning, cooperative group work, and individual conferencing with students. The program offers Lower School students a solid foundation in basic thinking and reasoning.