Lower School (Grades K-5): Application Process

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Complete and submit the Application
Through our online application system, Ravenna, applicants fill out required forms, submit supplemental materials, and track application progress. Please visit www.ravenna-hub.com.

Assessment and Student Visit
After your application has been processed through Ravenna, you may register for the assessment and parent interview through your checklist.
 
Kindergarten
Applicants are assessed both individually and in small peer groups. The assessment is designed to evaluate the applicant’s readiness: academically, developmentally, and socially. The applicant must have a complete Ravenna application in order to participate in an assessment.
 
Grades 1-5
Applicants are required to complete a half-day student visit and assessment. Applicants have the opportunity to experience life as a Bentley student as they attend classes with a current student ambassador. The assessment covers math, reading, spelling, and creative writing. The assessment and student visits start the last week of January. Registration will be available through Ravenna starting December 1, 2018.

Parent Interview
Kindergarten
Parents may register for interviews through Ravenna once the application is submitted, beginning December 1, 2018.

Grades 1-5
All interviews will take place Saturday, February 9, 2019. Parents may register for interviews through Ravenna once the application is submitted, beginning December 1, 2018.
 

K-8 Admissions Team

List of 2 members.

  • Gina Gailmard 

    Associate Director of Admissions, K-8
    510-229-4108
    Bio ...
  • Francesca Molina 

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

Important Dates

January 10, 2019  | Admissions and Financial Aid Applications due
February 1, 2019  | Supplemental Application Materials due
March 14, 2019     | Decision Notification mailed
March 22, 2019     | Enrollment Contract due

The Bentley Story

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Oakland, CA 94618
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