A sprawling 50-acre campus serving students in grades nine through 12 in an inviting 21st century liberal arts community distinguishes our Upper School. With 23 Advanced Placement courses and a dozen Honors courses, our faculty challenges the brightest of thinkers in all subject areas. Rigorous work is deemed an opportunity by gifted and dynamic teachers who impart academic challenge with clear expectations and support.
Our faculty starts from the premise that success happens in different ways for different students, focusing their efforts individually to ensure every student has the opportunity to attain significant academic achievement. Teachers work alongside students, asking more questions than they answer, arbitrating the classroom dynamics of curious minds unleashed.
We inspire students to develop a set of values that include a love of learning, personal responsibility, self-motivation, concern for others and a commitment to serve society. We do this every day in what we teach, in how we treat each other and through community service initiatives. Character Education is implicit in all we do, and students adhere to the School’s Honor Code with respect and courtesy central to the learning experience. Twice-weekly advisory meetings where faculty serve as advocates for their advisees assist in furthering the personal growth of our upper school students.
A Program with Breadth
Bolstered by state-of-the-art technology and resources, students are stretched not only academically, but in the art studios, the music rooms, on stage, on the playing fields and in their service to the community. A comprehensive selection of electives, curricular and co-curricular sports, art programs, over 40 clubs and activities and more, enable students to discover a broad range of opportunities and achievement.
On to College
While our curriculum prepares students for the most selective colleges and universities in the nation, our College Counseling Office works closely with students to target institutions that best satisfy their individual interests and aspirations. A brief introduction to the college process begins in eighth grade, and then the emphasis ramps up each year, culminating in intensive, family-based sessions with counselors during senior year. It is our goal that no matter which college or university our students attend, they carry with them habits of the mind and an ambition of the heart that our teachers strive to model every day.
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.