Academics
Lower School

Hiller Library

At the heart of the Bentley School Lower School campus is the Hiller Library. With its high ceilings and inviting book nooks, students in grades K-8 expand their minds through the gift of literature. Whether reading for pleasure, or meeting for a group project, the library is open all day to serve the Bentley School promise of making learning a lifetime pursuit. 
The space hosts a weekly library class for K-5 students where they learn while middle-schoolers come to read for pleasure, collaborate on group projects, and research school assignments. There are iMac computers available for homework or online research, as well as iPads for individual or small group work.  

The library houses a diverse collection of over 9,000 books, including both works of fiction and non-fiction, as well as a host of digital resources. Whether making friends with Ramona Quimby or learning about Mastering Minecraft, Hiller Library opens the imagination of students through a multitude of mediums and resource materials. 

Hiller Library Hours

Monday - Friday
School Hours: 8:25 a.m. - 3:30 a.m. 
Morning School Program: 7:30 a.m. - 8:25 a.m.
After School Program: 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

*Due to COVID this group space is currently being used for single classroom instruction.

Library Mission

The mission of the library is to foster a love of lifelong learning and reading and to provide students the resources they need to excel in the classroom. Library skills instruction is offered to students of all ages where they learn:

  • Navigating the physical space 
  • Using the Online Catalogue 
  • Utilizing Resource Materials
  • Completing Research 
  • Diving into various genre studies 
  • Participating in book talks

Library Program

Students, families, and staff also have access to library events with nationally acclaimed authors, illustrators, storytellers, and puppeteers. These programs help students engage with the creative process and meet some of the names they see on our bookshelves. 

Some highlights from the library program include: 

  • Caldecott Medal and Newbery Award Winners
  • Introduction to Fairy Tales
  • Folktales from Around the World
  • National Poetry Month
  • Holidays and Traditions
  • Earth Day
  • Grandparent’s Day
  • Digital Citizenship

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