Academics

Library & Learning Commons

The Benjamin School has a library on the Lower/Middle School campus and a common learning facility on the Upper School Campus. The Lower/Middle School Library serves to encourage a love of reading, and supports children's evolving interest in and ability to do research. By the time students reach our Upper School Campus and the Didsbury Learning Commons, they are well prepared to utilize the multi-purpose facility where students can work collaboratively, have the tools and space to build classroom projects, find additional teaching support in all subject areas and utilize emerging technologies to enhance that learning.

Lower/Middle School Library

From the "Story Cottage" for our youngest students to the computer stations, and digital card catalog that serve our researchers in grades 3-8, the Lower/Middle School Library is a welcoming and inspiring experience for our students. Our goal is to provide a quiet space for reading, independent study, research, and learning.

In the lower grades, children are taught the basic skills of library organization, the Dewey Decimal System, using computers wisely for reports and projects, and using the digital catalog to find resources on the shelves. Students in grades Pre-K through 3 participate in the Florida Children's Book Award Program with a reading incentive curriculum that encourages children to read at home each night. At the end of the year, top readers and top classes receive a special treat!

Middle School students visit the library with their classes or on their own for independent research using web links and printed materials. By encouraging good academic standards, we know that they are ready to enter Upper School with a strong background in research methods, documentation, and an understanding of library materials. The library has 12 touch-screen computers, a portable SmartBoard and student-friendly weblinks on the library website.

Innovative

Cutting Edge

Visionary

Upper School Didsbury Learning Commons

Those are just come of the words used to describe the all-new Learning Commons opening in the 2018-2019 school year. The former library has been transformed into a multi-purpose facility where students can work collaboratively, have the tools and space to build classroom projects, find additional teaching support in all subject areas and utilize emerging technologies that enhance learning.
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.