Admissions

Experience Bentley

At Bentley School, we take great pride in our warm, welcoming community.

Whether you’re interested in Kindergarten or ninth grade, we normally offer prospective families multiple opportunities to come to campus and get to know the Bentley program and community better.

While we are currently unable to invite you and your family to campus to observe our students and faculty in action, we invite you to take advantage of the various online opportunities to learn more about Bentley.

Ways to Get to Know Bentley

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  • Virtual Events

    Curriculum Nights
    Virtual Events for Prospective Families

    All registrations for curriculum night events will be through our online system, Ravenna, which opens on September 1, 2021.

    Upper School Virtual Curriculum Nights
    (Thursdays at 5:00 pm)
    November 11, 2021 - Arts Curriculum Night
    November 18, 2021 - College Counseling
    December 2, 2021- Athletics and Student Life
    December 9, 2021 - Math, Science and Computer Science
    December 16, 2021 - English, History and World Language

    K-8 Virtual Curriculum Nights
    (Wednesdays at 5:00 pm)
    December 1, 2021 - Kindergarten Curriculum Night
    December 8, 2021 - 1st-5th Grade Curriculum Night
    December 15, 2021 - 6th-8th Grade Curriculum Night
  • Open Houses

    Each fall, Bentley hosts community-wide events for prospective families. This year, families can register to attend an Open House to hear directly from teachers, administrators, and students about the Bentley experience. Each session includes the opportunity to participate in exciting classroom demonstrations put on by our talented faculty. We encourage parents/guardians and their students to attend. 

    Open House dates for 2021: Mark your calendars!

    October 2, 2021*
    Lower School - Time TBD
    Middle School - Time TBD
    Upper School - Time TBD

    November 6, 2021*
    Lower School - Time TBD
    Middle School - Time TBD
    Upper School - Time TBD

    December 4, 2021*
    Lower School - Time TBD
    Middle School - Time TBD
    Upper School - Time TBD
     
    To receive alerts and register for future events, please create a profile in Ravenna (our online application and event registration system).
    *Note: Registration opens September 1, 2021.
  • Curriculum Nights

    Bentley’s diverse curriculum supports the varied interests of each of our students. Each fall, department heads invite families to attend Curriculum Night sessions to learn about the scope and sequence of the K-12 academic program at Bentley and the courses that will be offered for the coming year. Hear about our dynamic courses, diverse art options, and advanced language and math classes your child will have the opportunity to experience.  

    Upper School Virtual Curriculum Nights*
    (Thursdays at 5:00 pm)
    November 11, 2021 - Arts Curriculum Night
    November 18, 2021 - College Counseling
    December 2, 2021- Athletics and Student Life
    December 9, 2021 - Math, Science and Computer Science
    December 16, 2021 - English, History and World Language

    K-8 Virtual Curriculum Nights*
    (Wednesdays at 5:00 pm)
    December 1, 2021 - Kindergarten Curriculum Night
    December 8, 2021 - 1st-5th Grade Curriculum Night
    December 15, 2021 - 6th-8th Grade Curriculum Night
     
    To receive alerts and register for events, please create a profile in Ravenna (our online application and event registration system).
    *Note: Registration opens September 1, 2021.
  • Parent Tours

    Our tours will help you get a feel for community and see our educational spaces. You'll also have an opportunity to speak directly with a member of our Admissions or Administrative team.
    Various tour options and dates will be available in mid September 2021. 

    Please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@bentleyschool.org if you have immediate questions.  
  • Student Shadows

    A Student Visit (sometimes referred to as a Shadow Visit) is a wonderful opportunity for prospective students to experience a “day in the life” of a Bentley student.

    In-person visits for grades 6-12: Students are greeted by their ambassador, a current student, who will be their campus guide for the day. While not required, we highly recommend your middle or upper school student sign up so they can see for themselves all that Bentley has to offer.

    Shadow visits for the 2021-2022 academic year will begin this fall. 

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