How We Started
In 1960, Nancy and Marshall Benjamin, two teachers from Michigan, acquired a three-car garage in North Palm Beach, swept out its dirt floors, bought some rudimentary furnishings and founded what they called the North Palm Beach Private School. As forward-thinking educators, the Benjamins started a kindergarten whose curriculum featured foreign language, science, music and physical education, but most importantly, reading. According to the Benjamins, a love of books and the ability to read meant children could educate themselves for life. The couple demonstrated a kindness and courtesy that made their school feel like family.