Admission

FAQ

List of 8 frequently asked questions.

  • How do I start the admission process?

    Please call the Admission Office (561.472.3451) to request an application packet and to schedule a tour. Or if you prefer, use our online Inquiry Form. Submitting an Application for Admission and $100 application fee formally activates the process.
  • When should I apply?

    Students should begin the admission process and visit the campus in the fall prior to the desired entry date.  Admission events are scheduled throughout the fall and provide different formats to ask questions of faculty, students, and current parents.  Please see our Admission Events page.
  • How important is the admission assessment?

    The admission assessment is important because scores are based on independent school norms and are a predictor of success in an independent school. However, the assessment is only one piece of the admission review. Equally important are teacher recommendations, report cards, the admission interview, and involvement in school activities. The Admission Committee thoroughly reviews all information in a candidate’s file before making an admission decision.
  • How important are teacher recommendations?

    Teacher recommendations speak to a candidate’s progress in the classroom. This information is very important when determining whether a candidate is ready for the classroom environment and academic expectations at Benjamin.
  • How will I know when my application file is complete?

    After submitting the required admission documents to their child's current school, parents should check the status of the application either online or by calling the Admission Office.

    Candidates whose admission documents are completed by December 1 will be notified about acceptance in mid-December. Candidates whose admission documents are completed by February 1 will be notified about acceptance beginning mid-February, as dictated by re-enrollment of current students.

    Early Decision coming . . .
  • What is the enrollment at Benjamin?

    The 2020-2021 opening day enrollment was 1,084 students (417 in Lower School, 246 in Middle School, and 421 in Upper School). Benjamin welcomed 231 new students this year.
  • How much is tuition?

    Tuition for the 2020-2021 school year ranges from $11,800 to $31,550. Tuition is set in January for the following school year and includes all books, supplies and class trips through grade 8. Upper School students have an additional fee for books and supplies, and all students purchase school uniforms. In addition, students in grades 6-12 are required to have either a laptop or tablet to use in the classroom. Students in grades 3-5 are required to have an iPad with a keyboard.
    More about tuition . . .
  • Is there Transportation Service?

    1) Transportation is provided from the Upper School campus to the Lower/Middle School campus on the morning of each school day.

    2) Participants in the Bucs on Board Carpool program make all arrangements and agreements among themselves. Parents may register to share driving, offer to drive a student, or need a driver for their student. 

    3) 2021-2022 school year students may be registered for van service from the Palm Beach Outlet Mall to both school campuses. The van departs on school days around 7:10 a.m.

    $1200/year, including $250 deposit due at registration.

    $600/year for additional students from same family, including $125 deposit due at registration.

    Semi-annual payments are due by August 1 and by December 1.

    Fee is exclusive of tuition payments.

    Click HERE to register.
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