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.
In addition to establishing an important academic foundation for our youngest learners, we are committed to providing students with wide exposure to art, music, and world languages. In keeping with the philosophy that a healthy body supports a healthy mind, health and wellness classes are part of the yearly schedule and students develop physical fitness skills and participate in yearly dance and other performances.