Details overview

Hours 08:30 AM - 06:00 PM
School leader Ms. Arlene Hogan
Transportation options Yes
Summer program No

Programs

Basic school information

Dress code Dress code
Schedule Block scheduling
Day or Boarding offered Day school
Type of school College preparatory
Coed/Single-gender Coed

Academic focus and philosophy

Educational philosophy and approach to learning We strive for excellence in teaching and learning. Faculty are committed to continuous professional development to ensure both pedagogy and curriculum reflect the academic and developmental needs of our students.
Academic themes / Areas of focus Arts (all)
Engineering
Humanities
Mathematics
Multiculturalism / Global
Music
Performing arts
Science
Service learning
Technology
Visual arts
World languages
Writing

Classes

8
Visual Arts
including: Painting
8
Music
including: Chamber music
4
Languages
including: Chinese - Mandarin
Music Band
Chamber music
Choir / Chorus
Instrumental and theory music lessons
Jazz band
Orchestra
Rock band
Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing & written arts Creative writing
Drama
Improv
Poetry
Media arts Graphics
Technical design and production
Video and film production
Visual arts Architecture
Ceramics
Design
Drawing / Sketching
Painting
Photography
Printmaking
Sculpture
World languages taught Chinese - Mandarin
French
Latin
Spanish

Support

3
Facilities
including: College / career center
Facilities Computer lab
Library
College / career center
Extra learning resources Counseling
Differentiated learning programs
Mentoring
Tutoring
College preparation resources College prep programs/courses during the year
College information sessions/fairs
SAT/ACT prep classes

Early childhood program

Early childhood program offered No

Dig deeper


Students

Student diversity

  This school State average
White 38% 26%
Two or more races 35% 3%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 11%
Black 9% 6%
Hispanic 8% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 1%
Source: See notes

Extracurriculars

9
Girls Sports
including: Equestrian
11
Boys Sports
including: Football
11
Clubs
including: Yoga club
Girls sports Basketball
Cross country
Equestrian
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Boys sports Baseball
Basketball
Cross country
Flag football
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball
Clubs Art club
Arts and crafts
Cooking club
Community service
Debate
Drama club
Homework help / Study buddy club
Robotics club
Student council / government
Yearbook
Yoga club
Extended care / Extended programs Before
After
Before school start time 07:30 AM
After school end time 06:00 PM
After school program offered Yes
Summer program offered No

After school program

Program name After School Program
Types of activities "Arts (visual, literary, dance, theater, and/or music)"
Academic (homework help and/or standards-based programs)
Athletics
Life skills
Days offered Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Start time 7:30 AM
End time 6:00 PM
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school? Yes
What grades can participate? K
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Is there a fee for the program? No
Website Https://www.bentleyschool.net/podium/default.aspx?t=122753&rc=1
Phone number 510-843-2512

Culture

Parent involvement Attend parent nights
Chaperone school trips
Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
Join PTO / PTA
Organize cultural events
Organize fundraising events
Present special topics during curricular units
Serve on school improvement team or governance council
Volunteer in the classroom
Volunteer time after school

Teachers

11
Staff
including: School psychologist
Staff Art teacher
College counselor
Librarian / media specialist
Math specialist
PE instructor
Poetry / Creative writing teacher
Robotics / Technology specialist
Security personnel
School psychologist
Teacher aide / assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
World languages spoken by staff None

Neighborhood

Transportation options Buses / vans provided for students
Partnerships with local resources and organizations Yes
Partner UC Berkeley
Partner website Http://berkeley.edu/
Partner Cal Shakes
Partner website Http://www.calshakes.org/

Enrollment

Application/ enrollment process details To learn more or apply to the Lower, Middle or Upper School, please visit http://www.bentleyschool.net/Page/Admissions/Applying-to-Bentley
Learn more Http://www.bentleyschool.net/Page/Admissions/Applying-to-Bentley
Type of application deadline Rolling
Tuition range (low) $20000
Tuition range (high) $30000
For the year 2012-2013
Financial aid offered School-based aid
Vouchers accepted Yes

Sources

Student diversity NCES, 2011-2012