Admissions FAQs

What will Bennett Day School's tuition be for the 2019-20 school year?

Please visit our Tuition page for specific information about Tuition and Fees.

What is the enrollment policy at Bennett Day School?

Enrollment in Bennett Day School is open to children and families of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation, and national or ethnic origin. We seek a diverse student body and family community in support of the mission, vision, and values of the school. We maintain an admissions process reflective of these goals.

What do you look for when considering an applicant?

We strive to create a diverse and inspiring learning community at Bennett Day School, so our process for considering applicants includes observations from family and teachers and takes into consideration developmental readiness, adaptability, and eagerness to learn. Those attributes wear many different faces and look different on different children. We are looking for students and families who will benefit and contribute to the life of our school.

What is your grade level expansion plan?

Our grade levels will continue to expand per the schedule below:

  • 2018-19: PreK – 4th Grade
  • 2019-20: PreK – 5th Grade, 9th-10th Grade
  • 2020-21: PreK – 6th Grade & 9th-11th Grade
  • 2021-22: PreK – 7th Grade & 9th-12th Grade
  • 2022-23: PreK – 12th Grade
What is the student to teacher ratio?
  • PK and JK:  8:1
  • SK and Up: 10:1
What are the birthday cut offs at each grade level?
  • PreK: 3 years old by September 1, 2019
  • JK: 4 years old by September 1, 2019
  • SK: 5 years old by September 1, 2019
  • First: 6 years old by September 1, 2019
  • Second: 7 years old by September 1, 2019
  • Third: 8 years old by September 1, 2019
  • Fourth: 9 years old by September 1, 2019
  • Fifth: 10 years old by September 1, 2019
If my child is denied acceptance, will I be able to find out why?

Per the School’s Admissions Policy, the Admissions Office will keep all materials confidential.

When can I apply for the 2019-2020 school year?

Admissions Application for the 2018-2019 school year is now open! Visit Admissions page to apply.

How do you measure and evaluate student growth?

Bennett Day School views outcomes and growth in a variety of different ways. Our evaluative process focuses heavily on documentation of learning. Frequent communication between school and home through conferences and narrative reports serve as the primary means of evaluative data. The school will use standardized tests to support evaluation of student growth at developmental milestone years. However, this data will not be used for class ranking, placement, or to define student growth.

Are grade point averages and class rankings available in the Middle School?

They are not. While students at Bennett Day School will be evaluated throughout the school year, we do not use traditional letter grades in grades PreK-6. Letter grades will begin in 7th and 8th grade, but we will never post class ranks or test results comparing students to one another.

What subjects does your program include?

In addition to the core subjects of mathematics, literacy, physical sciences and social sciences, the school also offers Spanish and TinkerLab time taught by dedicated specialists. Art, music, physical education, dance, and drama are embedded in the classroom curriculum in our early childhood program.

What before and after school programs do you offer?

MorningCare (All Students)

MorningCare begins at 7:30 am and lasts until 8:15 am Monday through Friday when school is in session.

Stay and Play (PreK Only)

Stay and Play begins at 11:30 am and lasts until 3:15 pm Monday through Thursday when school is in session.

AfterCare (All Students)

AfterCare is the Bennett Day School late-day program. The program runs from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm on all full school days and from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Fridays.

Do you provide a daily snack?

Yes. In fact, student selection, preparation, and presentation of a nutritious snack is an important part of our program through the 5th grade.

Do the Early Childhood classroom schedules include a nap?
  • The PreK Stay and Play program includes an afternoon naptime.
  • The JK schedule includes an afternoon naptime.