Admissions

Welcome

We are delighted you want to know more about Bentley School. Our K-12 community is infused with a love of learning, curiosity, and joy in discovery, guided by meaningful relationships that make learning a lifetime pursuit.
Across our Lower, Middle, and Upper School divisions, our exceptional faculty develop students of character, inspire purpose, and build community. We enroll 700 students in grades K-12 on our two campuses in Oakland and Lafayette. 

The best way to experience Bentley is by scheduling a visit. We currently offer virtual tours throughout the week for interested families. In the meantime, we encourage you to explore our website, which provides information about our academic curriculum, leadership opportunities, diverse community, athletic programs, community events, and more.

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  • 700

    Student enrollment
  • 53%

    Students of color
    (self-identified)
  • 7:1

    Student-teacher ratio
  • 77%

    Faculty with advanced degrees (Upper School)
  • 30%

    Families who receive some form of financial assistance

Many Paths of Purpose

Bentley prides itself on being a community that supports broad exploration while fostering a collaborative focus. Our academic program challenges students to find their passions in a developmentally appropriate yet invigorating atmosphere.

Our curriculum celebrates independent thinking and diversity, encouraging students to discover both their own talents and the role they can play in the world around them. Our faculty and deans help students thrive academically and develop their own voice.

Applying to Bentley

The process of applying to Bentley differs depending on your student’s entering grade. Please visit our Application Process page for step by step instructions and requirements.

Our admissions team is available to answer any questions you have about our program or the admissions process itself. If you would like to schedule a phone or a one-on-one video call, please select an available time slot from the link below, and someone from our Admissions Office will reach out to you directly.
Limited spaces are available in 9th & 10th grade.
All other application inquiries for the 2021-2022 academic year should be directed to the Admissions Office.

Admissions Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Peter Jordan

    Peter Jordan 

    Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, 9-12
    925-900-4057
  • Photo of Lloyd Brown

    Lloyd Brown 

    Associate Director of Admissions, K-12
    (510) 843-2512 Ext. 2000
  • Photo of Francesca Molina

    Francesca Molina 

    Assistant Director of Admissions, K-8
    (510) 229-4109

Application Deadlines

January 7, 2021
Grades 9–12 completed applications due.
January 22, 2021
Grades K–8 completed applications due.
 
If you are interested in applying after the deadline, please contact the Admissions Office directly.
Interested in applying to Bentley School?
Click below to begin the application process.

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