Tuition and Fees

Investing in your child's education is a substantial commitment. Tuition allows Bentley to offer our students small classes with outstanding faculty and campuses that are warm, welcoming and well-maintained. Our need-based financial aid program enables students in need to join our community, enriching the socioeconomic diversity of our school.
We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have about financing a Bentley education.
2019-2020 Tuition
  • Kindergarten through Grade 5 is $31,015 (Before and After School Program and transportation are provided at no additional cost)

  • Grades 6 through 8 is $33,885 (Before and After School Program and transportation are provided at no additional cost)

  • Grades 9 through 12 is $44,295 (Transportation service is provided at no additional cost)
The After School Program is offered at no additional cost for students in Kindergarten through Grade 8 and is open from 7:30 a.m. until the start of school, and from the end of the school day until 6:00 p.m. Learn more about the After School Program. At the Upper School, students participate in a variety of activities before, during and after school. The Lafayette Campus is open for students 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Bentley shuttle service is also provided at no additional cost and serves both campuses.

Families should expect to incur additional expenses related to, for example, field trips, co-curricular programs, and athletic uniforms. For required field trips and supplies, a fee from $1,200 to $1,900 depending on grade level is added to the enrollment contract. 
Payment Options
  • A non-refundable registration deposit (10% of tuition amount) is due by the date noted on the enrollment contract.
  • The remaining balance can be paid in either one, two or ten installments. Because the school makes a commitment to faculty, staff and facilities costs for a full year, enrollment of a student obligates the parent or guardian for a full year’s tuition regardless of any reason for withdrawal or dismissal at any time during the school year.
  • Tuition insurance is available through Dewars and may be required depending on your payment plan. Visit for more information.
Financial Responsibility of Parents and Guardians
As is the case with most independent schools, tuition and fees do not cover the full cost of educating each Bentley student. Small classes, superb teachers, innovative academic offerings, co-curricular offerings, and two beautiful campuses are all supported by tuition as well as voluntary contributions to the school. Gifts to the Annual Fund, which are tax-deductible, ensure that Bentley School has the funds necessary to augment the operating budget in support of the array of programs Bentley offers our students. We are grateful for 98% of parents who contribute to the Annual Fund

Read more about Bentley Financial Aid.
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