The Bentley Middle School recognizes that students in grades 6-8 are between the worlds of childhood and adolescence. We are the bridge for that transition. This is a time when friends and teachers have even greater importance in the lives of the child. Our middle school provides positive social activities, athletics, opportunities for leadership and service, and an appropriately challenging academic curriculum.

At the core of our middle school is a traditional liberal arts education that expands upon our lower school foundation. Our students have classes in critical thinking and research best practices, as well as core classes in English, mathematics, history, humanities, science, and foreign language. In our middle school classrooms, students may solve their first calculus problems, converse in Latin or French, or participate in a hands-on experiment in our well-designed science lab. Coursework in music, art, drama, and physical education are critical to our balanced and thorough curriculum. Our substantive elective program includes classes in debate, sculpture, architecture, robotics, and dance.

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The Bentley Story

Founded in 1920, Bentley School has fostered an environment that challenges the mind, striving to bring out the best in every one of its students. Bentley School is committed to academic excellence as well as the development of character and spirit in each of its students. (Read more in the Head of School's Message.)

Where We Are

K-8 Campus
1 Hiller Drive
Oakland, CA 94618
(510) 843-2512
9-12 Campus
1000 Upper Happy Valley Road
Lafayette, CA 94549
(925) 283-2101

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