Student Life


Developing leaders through the joy of competition and play

Bentley student-athletes grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. This is accomplished through the challenge of athletic discipline, team participation, and interscholastic competition. Our mission is both educational and recreational, designed to enrich and complement the Bentley academic experience. Whether it is in practice or games, athletics provides all students with an active opportunity for personal achievement and the development of values.

Character, Purpose, & Community

The Bentley pillars of character, purpose, and community are woven throughout all aspects of our athletic program. Bentley student-athletes commit to their academic enrichment, to character, to self, and to their team and peers. Student-athletes are committed to being honest, positive, productive, inclusive, and understanding. They are individuals who are present, accountable, and respectful of how their actions affect others.

Bentley believes physical fitness should be a life-long practice. Physical education classes extend from Kindergarten to a full range of Life Fitness classes in the upper grades. In addition to interscholastic sports, we offer a full range of Life Fitness classes at the Upper School. Classes include yoga, fencing, dance, rugby, weight training, sport-specific pre-season conditioning, and cardiovascular conditioning.
Values of Participation
Athletics at Bentley School encompasses more than just competition. Remaining in line with the school’s mission statement, athletics is another venue for teaching and educating.

The focus of the Bentley School Athletics Department is to enrich the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of every student-athlete. Competition provides opportunities in which the values of sportsmanship, teamwork, individual effort, integrity, work ethic, commitment, and self-discipline are emphasized.

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  • For Students

    • Attend all team practices and games.
    • Be on time for all team functions. 
    • All planned absences should be communicated to and approved in advance by the coach.
    • Playing time is not guaranteed and is determined by the coaches.
    • Respect your coach and the decisions that are made. 
    • Playing on an interscholastic athletic team is a privilege, not a right. It takes a big commitment to be a student-athlete. You will have to make sacrifices with your time.
    • Be a good representative of Bentley School, the athletic program, and your team.
    • Have fun!  
  • For Families & Spectators

    • Understand that interscholastic athletics are an extension of the classroom.
    • Show respect and positive support for coaches, other team members and officials, prior to, during, and after games/practices.
    • Be mindful of your role. Provide support, do not openly instruct or criticize any coach, player, or official during a game/practice.
    • Participate in cheers that support, encourage and uplift the team.
    • Help with team carpools when necessary.
    • Volunteer to be a team parent.
    • Understand the spirit of fair play and good sportsmanship expected by our school, league, and opponents.

Athletics Department

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  • Photo of Ken Rancifer

    Ken Rancifer 

    Athletic Director
  • Photo of Shawn McCoy

    Shawn McCoy 

    Assistant Director of Athletics K-12

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  • Fall 2022 Season begins Monday August 8th!

    Welcome back, or welcome, to Bentley's 2022 Athletics Department. We are excited about the year ahead and can't wait to get going.

    We anticipate in the fall having Girls and Boys Cross Country (JV and Varsity), Girls Volleyball (JV and Varsity), Boys Soccer (Varsity), and Girls Tennis (JV and Varsity). Season begins Monday August 8th, prior to the start of the school year.

    All Bentley Athletic program requires a high level of commitment from both student-athletes and their parents. The season is long and demanding, but the rewards have always been immeasurable. Student-athletes will need support and encouragement to get through the ups and downs of interscholastic competition. 
    At Bentley, we pride ourselves on our balance of competition and character. Our athletic culture is centered around teamwork and camaraderie, which extends from the classroom to the field of play. Bentley Athletics builds on the pillars of community, character, and spirit set forth in the School's mission statement, and teaches student-athletes leadership skills that extend beyond the sports arena. Whether it is in practice or games, athletics provides students with an active opportunity for personal achievement and the development of important values.

    If you are interest in one of our fall athletic programs, please have students sign up with this link:
    Please indicate which sport(s) you would like to try out for during the 2022-23 school year. The Athletic Department will be sending out informative letters that will answer your questions about tryouts, practices, games, and more. It is important that you indicate your interest now, as our Fall sports season will begin Monday, August 8 (before the first day of school). Fall letters will be sent out in the coming weeks and Winter and Spring sport letters will be sent closer to the start of season. 
    If you are interested in other opportunities to earn PE credit, please refer to the Bentley Student/Family Handbook.

    We look forward to the 2022-2023 Athletic Year!
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Bentley School is a member of the North Coast Section (NCS) and competes in the Bay Area Conference (BAC), Bay Counties League (BCL) East. The schools that are members of our league include Bentley School (Lafayette), Athenian School (Danville), College Preparatory School (Oakland), Head-Royce School (Oakland), St. Joseph Notre Dame (Alameda), Redwood Christian School (San Lorenzo), and Valley Christian School (Dublin). 

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