Welcome From The Head of School

A Message From David C. Faus, Head Of School

Welcome to The Benjamin School, where tradition and innovation are interwoven priorities that are hallmarks of our School experience. 

Founded in 1960 by Nancy and Marshall Benjamin, what was once a two-room schoolhouse erected on a pineapple farm is now one of the nation’s premier independent day schools.

We are a community of passionate learners - truth seekers with robust minds and creative hearts. We value each student for their individual passions and talents and foster the joy found in independent thought and academic exploration. Anchored by a commitment to excellence, we work to broaden our students’ horizons on the stage, on the field, and in the classroom.

At the heart of our School is a commitment to character. We affirm the importance of our 12 Benjamin Values that serve as broad tenets of good citizenship and guide us in how we treat ourselves and each other.

While I hope you enjoy a look around our website, the true spirit of Benjamin is found in the hearts and minds of our students, faculty, and staff. Please contact our admission staff for information about personal campus tours to see first hand what The Buccaneer spirit is all about! 

Go Bucs!

David C. Faus
Head of School

Mr. Faus' Blog

October 8, 2020

It is with great excitement that I begin my first blog post as Head of School at The Benjamin School. I’m looking forward to sharing my journey as a Buccaneer, and I’m happy you have stopped by to see what’s been happening here on campus.
Last week, I spent time in Mrs. Perretta's Upper School engineering class where students were creating mouse trap racers out of old cd's and cardboard. It’s always great to visit the classrooms, but it is especially exciting to see students engaged in hands-on problem solving. I'm looking forward to seeing these creations in action as students race their “cars” in the gym later this week.
I also had the chance to stop by Mrs. Glogower’s class to read to her Kindergarten students. The children were so enthusiastic and eager to offer their perspective on the book, “Be You!” by Peter Reynolds, which focuses on the value of each person’s unique personality. This story was a perfect choice for our students as it really underscores the School’s commitment to nurturing and valuing each student for their distinct talents and personalities. If you are looking for a new bedtime story for a young learner, I highly recommend this one for your library. 
David C. Faus
Head of School
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.
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