Fast Facts

School Type: Independent, coeducational, college preparatory, day school
Founded:  1960
Grades: PK3 - 12 (students entering PK3 must be 3 years old by September 1)
Enrollment: 1058
Full Time Faculty: 138
Student/Faculty Ratio: 8:1
Alumni: 3,000 (since 1979)
Interim Head of School: Tom Reid
Locations: North Palm Beach (Grades PK3 - 8)  
Palm Beach Gardens (Grades 9 - 12)
Mascot: Buccaneers
Colors: Orange and Navy
Motto: Nulli Secundus (Second to None)

Affiliations/ Memberships

Council for Advancement and Support of Education 
Educational Records Bureau
Florida Council of Independent Schools
Florida Kindergarten Council
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of Independent Schools
National Honor Society
National Middle School Association
Secondary School Admission Test Board
Southern Association for College Admission Counseling
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
Southern Association of Independent Schools
The College Board


Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
Florida Council of Independent Schools
Florida Kindergarten Council
SACS CASI, an accredited division of AdvancED
Southern Association of Independent Schools
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools

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  • General Information

    The Benjamin School is an independent, non-affiliated day school for 3-year-old pre-kindergarten 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 155 teachers and associates are responsible for about 1060 students. The Lower School currently serves 455 students in grades Pre-K 3 through 5; the Middle School enrolls 203 in grades 6-8, and the Upper School has 403 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.  

    Each May the School administers 600 or more AP examinations to all of the students enrolled in its 22 AP courses. In May 2017 eighty percent of those tests received qualifying scores of at least a 3, and  89 percent of the students taking the tests earned at least one 3 or better. More than 200 students took one or more AP exam. 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.
    The School makes extensive use of technology in its programs. All classrooms have an interactive whiteboard (Smartboard or Epson), and all computers on both campuses have internet access via school-wide Wireless access. The third, fourth, and fifth-grade students 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 computer lab.
  • Official Posting

    Effective July 1, 2014 Florida Statutes, Section 1005.10, requires schools to post the following statement on our website.

    Parents, students, and employees should regularly visit the public registry to review it for individuals who may have prior criminal records and sex offenses.
    Information concerning registered sex offenders and predators in Florida may be obtained by visiting http://www.fdle.state.fl.us, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sexual Offenders database.

    Information may also be obtained by contacting the FDLE’s toll free telephone number: 888-FL-PREDATOR (888.357.7332).
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.
After hours emergency contact:
Leslie Downs/Chief Operating Officer
Ph:  561.657.0075 or 561.747.0585