The Bentley athletics program seeks to assist student-athletes in growing physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially.

Bentley student-athletes grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. This is accomplished through the challenge of athletic discipline, team participation, and interscholastic competition. Our mission is both educational and recreational, designed to enrich and complement the Bentley academic experience. Whether it is in practice or games, athletics provides all students with an active opportunity for personal achievement and the development of values.

Character, Purpose, & Community

The Bentley pillars of character, purpose, and community are woven throughout all aspects of our athletic program. Bentley student-athletes commit to their academic enrichment, to character, to self, and to their team and peers. Student-athletes are committed to being honest, positive, productive, inclusive, and understanding. They are individuals who are present, accountable, and respectful of how their actions affect others.

Bentley believes physical fitness should be a life-long practice. Physical education classes extend from Kindergarten to a full range of Life Fitness classes in the upper grades. In addition to interscholastic sports, we offer a full range of Life Fitness classes at the Upper School. Classes include yoga, fencing, dance, rugby, weight training, sport-specific pre-season conditioning, and cardiovascular conditioning.

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  • For Students

    • Attend all team practices and games.
    • Be on time for all team functions. 
    • All planned absences should be communicated to and approved in advance by the coach.
    • Playing time is not guaranteed and is determined by the coaches.
    • Respect your coach and the decisions that are made. 
    • Playing on an interscholastic athletic team is a privilege, not a right. It takes a big commitment to be a student-athlete. You will have to make sacrifices with your time.
    • Be a good representative of Bentley School, the athletic program, and your team.
    • Have fun!  
  • For Families & Spectators

    • Understand that interscholastic athletics are an extension of the classroom.
    • Show respect and positive support for coaches, other team members and officials, prior to, during, and after games/practices.
    • Be mindful of your role. Provide support, do not openly instruct or criticize any coach, player, or official during a game/practice.
    • Participate in cheers that support, encourage and uplift the team.
    • Help with team carpools when necessary.
    • Volunteer to be a team parent.
    • Understand the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship expected by our school, league, and opponents.

Athletics Department

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ken Rancifer

    Ken Rancifer 

    Director of Athletics K-12
  • Photo of Shawn McCoy

    Shawn McCoy 

  • Photo of Emily Silva

    Emily Silva 

    Athletic Trainer, Upper School Health Teacher
Bentley School is a member of the North Coast Section (NCS) and competes in the Bay Area Conference (BAC), Bay Counties League (BCL) East. The schools that are members of our league include Bentley School (Lafayette), Athenian School (Danville), College Preparatory School (Oakland), Head-Royce School (Oakland), St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda), Redwood Christian School (San Lorenzo), and Valley Christian School (Dublin). 

K - 8 Campus

1 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512

9 - 12 Campus

1000 Upper Happy Valley Rd.
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101