Performing Arts

The Bentley Performing Arts Department aims to mentally, physically, and emotionally engage students. Innovative, compelling music, theatre and dance not only celebrates great art, but also develops and nurtures the mind, body, and spirit. The curriculum in the Performing Arts department is designed to allow students to develop an understanding of, and appreciation for, the Arts through a combination of historical and analytical study, and hands-on experience. Students may take classes in all the areas of the Arts, or they may specialize as they choose. Areas include Dance, Theatre Arts, Music, and Technical Theatre.

Students at Bentley must take a minimum of two years of the Arts, and ninth graders are required to take one year-long Arts course. Department Chair approval is required for acceptance into all Performing Arts courses.

Performing Arts Department News

List of 4 news stories.

More News

2018 Dual Campus Jazz Concert

2017 Winter Choral and Chamber Music Concert

Dual Campus Play excerpt "Putnam Spelling Bee"

Performing Arts Department

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Ken Berman

    Ken Berman 

    Visual and Performing Arts Chair, Jazz Band Teacher
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  • Photo of Paul McWilliams

    Paul McWilliams 

    Chorus Teacher
    Bio ...
  • Photo of Ryan Weible

    Ryan Weible 

    Theatre Arts Teacher
    Bio ...

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.)

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