About

History

How We Started

In 1960, Nancy and Marshall Benjamin, two teachers from Michigan, acquired a three-car garage in North Palm Beach, swept out its dirt floors, bought some rudimentary furnishings and founded what they called the North Palm Beach Private School.  As forward-thinking educators, the Benjamins started a kindergarten whose curriculum featured foreign language, science, music and physical education, but most importantly, reading.  According to the Benjamins, a love of books and the ability to read meant children could educate themselves for life. The couple demonstrated a kindness and courtesy that made their school feel like family.

Upward Expansion

Multiplying enrollment, expansive course offerings, and emerging arts and athletic programs for The Benjamin School’s students in grades PK3 through 12 called for new and renovated facilities. The Benjamins paved their growing campus with winding paths, so as not to cut down trees.
  
The dawn of the 21st century unleashed a rousing era of campus transformation for The Benjamin School. Less than six miles north of the tranquil setting where Marshall and Nancy Benjamin built their humble little school 43 years earlier, the school broke ground on new land in Palm Beach Gardens. The sprawling Upper School campus provides state-of-the-art facilities for students in grades 9 through 12.

Spreading Wings

Motivated by their own unique curiosities and empowed by a dynamic school house, Benjamin students are preparing for a new world.

With over 55 years of history and more than 2,500 alumni pursuing their passions around the globe, The Benjamin School of today is ever-evolving. New additions to our Upper School campus include a high-definition video production studio as well as an 850-seat theatre. Expansion on the Lower/Middle School campus includes plans to break ground on a STEM center in 2016. 
A premier PK3 - Grade 12 independent, coeducational day school with campuses in North Palm Beach and Palm Beach Gardens. Since 1960, The Benjamin School has provided a challenging college preparatory education to a diverse student body in a structured, nurturing community environment.