The Benjamin School
The mission of The Benjamin School is to provide a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment. The School motivates students to master the skills of learning, communicating and evaluating choices, and encourages them to grow intellectually, socially, morally, aesthetically, and physically to their fullest individual potential. Benjamin inspires its students to develop a coherent set of values that includes love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others and a commitment to serve society.
Founded in 1960 as the North Palm Beach Private School by Nancy and Marshall Benjamin, The Benjamin School (TBS) of today is widely recognized as one of the nation’s premiere co-educational, non-sectarian, college preparatory independent day schools.
North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens, Florida:
The Benjamin School (TBS) is an independent, non-affiliated day school for Pre-K to 12th grade students in Palm Beach County. The School resides on two campuses; the 14 acre Lower and Middle School campus in North Palm Beach and the 50 acre Upper School campus in Palm Beach Gardens. Approximately 144 teachers and associates are responsible for about 1,135 students. The Lower School currently serves 452 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 5; the Middle School enrolls 230 in grades 6-8; and the Upper School has 453 students in grades 9-12. The School’s rigorous and varied program prepares its students for acceptance to 4-year colleges.
The Benjamin School’s core is academics, with a balanced emphasis on athletics and the arts. The Lower School challenges students with an academic program that includes, among other strong elements, highly developed research-based instruction in language arts and mathematics and a strong Pre-K 3 to 5th grade world language program. In the Middle School students are challenged with a wide variety of college preparatory courses including advanced world language instruction, Algebra I and Geometry and advanced science programs. At the Upper School campus, the faculty offers courses on three levels: regular, honors, and AP.
TBS administers 449 or more AP examinations to all of the students enrolled in its 24 AP courses. In May, 2015, 82% of those tests received qualifying scores of at least a 3, and 87 percent of the students taking the tests earned at least one 3 or better. 74% of seniors in the class of 2015 took one or more AP courses. The Upper School also has more than 50 semester electives. Students can study Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese to satisfy their language requirement.
In all three divisions, students have many opportunities to be involved in dance, instrumental (including strings) and vocal music, drama and the visual arts. Students in all three divisions also have a physical education program, and those in the Middle and Upper Schools must participate in one or more team sports.
TBS makes extensive use of technology in its programs. Almost all classrooms have an interactive whiteboard (Smartboard or Epson), and all computers on both campuses have internet access via a school-wide Wireless access. Students in grades 4 and 5 bring iPads to school each day. The Middle School has a BYOD program, and in the Upper School all students own and use laptops or iPads. The School also provides specialized computers for video editing, digital graphics, desktop publishing and the language lab.
Drawing upon our mission, guiding principles and 10 Traits of Character, TBS is a dynamic research-based center of learning that serves a diverse student body from age three (WOW) through 12th grade.
• An exceptional AP program with 24 Advanced Placement offerings and student achievement rivaling that of any school in the nation
• Fifteen years of modern language instruction including Spanish, French and Mandarin Chinese
• 100% college acceptance rate with every class attending some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges and universities
• The lowest student/teacher ratio in a PK3-12 full-program in Florida
• The most current technology and training in TV Studio broadcasting and Video Production
• A superior and balanced program including rigorous academics, outstanding visual and performing arts and highly competitive athletics
• A committed and nurturing faculty serving individual student needs
The Benjamin School strives to attract and support a diverse and talented student body, faculty, and staff. Applicants for admission or employment will not be denied based on race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or disability.