Admission

FAQ

List of 13 frequently asked questions.

  • What is your application deadline?

    The deadline to submit an application is December 1st.  Applications submitted after that date will be considered on a rolling basis and if space is available.
  • Does your school offer financial aid?

    Yes.  Our financial aid is need-based.  The Benjamin School does not offer merit scholarships. Click here for more information 
  • Is there a birthday cutoff for Lower School grades?

    1. Yes. Students entering the W.O.W. program must turn 3 by July 31st of the year they are entering W.O.W. and must be potty trained (No Exceptions)
    2. Students entering the PreK program must turn 4 by September 1st of the year they are entering PreK 
    3. Students entering Kindergarten must turn 5 by September 1st of the year they are entering Kindergarten
  • Does The Benjamin School maintain a waitlist?

    Yes. The Benjamin School receives more applications each admissions season than spaces available.  When the application process is over, some students may be placed on a waitlist.  Some of these applicants may be accepted if space becomes available.
  • Do you offer a sibling tuition discount?

    No. Families pay the required tuition amount for each student.
  • What is the enrollment at Benjamin?

    Total enrollment is 1284 students across 2 campuses. 530 students in the Lower School, 282 in the Middle School, and 472 students in the upper school. We will welcome a total of 248 new students for the 2022-2023 school year.
  • How do I start the admission process?

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

    For further details visit our Admission Process page.
  • When should I apply?

    Students should begin the admission process and visit the campus starting in September (The school 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 by logging into Buclinks (Parent Portal) or by calling the Admission Office 561-472-3451.

    Candidates whose admission documents are completed by January 15 will be notified about acceptance by or around February 1 as dictated by re-enrollment of current students.
  • How much is tuition?

    Tuition for the 2023-2024 school year ranges from $14,500 to $33,510.

    Tuition is set in January for the following school year and includes

    Lower/Middle School
    • all books
    • supplies
    • students in grades 3-5 are required to have an iPad with a keyboard. Click here for details
    • 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. 

    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.
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