Admission

FAQ

List of 7 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, Parent Statement 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 are test scores?

    Admission test scores are important because they are based on independent school norms and are a predictor of success in an independent school. However, test scores are only one piece of the admission review. Equally important are teacher recommendations, grades, 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 expectations at Benjamin.
  • How will I know when my application file is complete?

    Parents have the responsibility of providing to their child's current school the admission documents and to follow-up with the school. The Admission Office encourages parents to call (561.472.3451) periodically to check the status of the file. Re-enrollment of current students dictates space available at various grade levels; therefore, admission decisions for new students are made beginning mid-February, when re-enrollment is complete.
  • What is the enrollment at Benjamin?

    The 2018-2019 opening day enrollment was 1,058 students (445 in Lower School, 204 in Middle School, and 399 in Upper School). Benjamin welcomed 171 new students this year.
  • How much is tuition?

    Tuition for the 2019-20 school year ranges from $11,450 to $30,650. 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.
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.