Excellent program in lower and middle school. Our three children have thrived at TBS and have made friendships to last a lifetime. The only (slightly huge) disappointment is the middle school Chinese program. The teacher is a complete disaster, and the parent body just accepts the fact that "you don't
... Read more send your kid to middle school Chinese. This is a shame, because the lower and upper school Chinese teachers are both fantastic. Overall, the program is extremely well rounded and worth the cost. Read less
Posted by a parent on 11/19/13
I have been attending the Benjamin school since pre-K and I couldn't even begin to say how happy I am here. I could read and write by the time I was done with pre-k. I also have been taking French and Spanish since first grade, and I can now speak French fluently. I also have played the Clarinet for
... Read more three years, and the violin for two years. I have been offered the opportunity to take dance class for the first time last year, and enjoyed it very much. I was also a cheerleader for a year, and I am now playing tennis. This school has so many opportunities with the arts program, sports, and academics. I am also taking high school level algebra in 7th grade. For the past two years I have won the school spelling bee and placed 7th at the regional competition. Also at this school I have never witnessed any bullying. There is no racial intolerance, every religion is accepted, and every ethnicity is welcomed. This year a girl moved to my school from Vietnam. I have seen multiple people reach out to her and help her with anything she needs. I am constantly challenged at this school and think that there is no better place to put your children. Overall this is a phenomenal school. Read less
Posted by a other on 09/26/13
We drive forty minutes each way for my child to attend Benjamin Middle School and it is well worth every mile and every penny. The school appears financially stable. Admissions testing assures that all students are on the same page academically. That means financial resources can be used toward academic
... Read more enrichment, the arts and athletics. ALL students are held accountable for their behavior and academic performance (I have not witnessed exceptions to this based on ability to donate). Awards are based on student merit, not on parent donations. The teachers are amazing and I can't imagine the administration allowing any teacher to be bullied by a parent. There are more than enough extracurricular activities for many different interests. My child became much more responsible with homework, and much more organized, after only one year here. Improvement in ERB scores as well! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/17/13
I attended this school Pre-K through 7th grade. Being a student of color, I was always the odd one out. While I was a student there, I was made fun of for being different because I was not white. Benjamin claims to have an anti-bullying policy but, they actually do not care as long as they're getting
... Read more your money. The teachers and most of the students were prejudice. They assumed I was ignorant because of my skin color. My teachers would dumb things down for me because of my skin color and not my intelligence. Do not send your child to this school if you are colored. I was miserable there and I don't want anyone else to be treated the way I was treated. Read less
Posted by a other on 08/10/13
Well worth the tuition for middle school and high school; the curriculum is so much more strenuous than any public school in the area. Great and caring teachers and faculty for this tender and difficult age (especially middle school). The character building is also essential at this age and not being
... Read more appropriately addressed in public middle and high schools. The Benjamin School focuses on this and creates well rounded individuals as well as top academic students. We are very satisfied with The Benjamin School. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/25/13
We love this school! My child is doing amazing here! The quality of education is unbeatable in this area.
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Posted by a parent on 04/23/13
I have two daughters, both will be attending Ivy League colleges as a result of attending The Benjamin School. The oldest graduated in 2012 and is attending Cornell and the youngest just received an early decision to attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall of 2013. The academic culture at this
... Read more school is second to none. I highly recommend sending your child to this school if you want them to be well rounded and prepared for college!!! Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/26/12
I have four children that are thriving at Benjamin. They all have different personalities and each learn differently as well. The student to teacher ratio is small. The teachers know our children well and are able to customize their learning experience. My children transferred from great schools in Minnesota,
... Read more yet our experience at Benjamin is much better. Benjamin has a strong leadership, great teachers and provides a very comfortable environment for our children. Our children are eager to attend school each morning. The programs are challenging yet taught in a way that keep the children engaged. The teachers are constantly taking extra-curricular courses to learn about the different and better methods for teaching and learning. The school has a great focus on teaching our children about life skills. We feel very blessed to be a part of The Benjamin School community. Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/26/12
My daughter will be a senior at Benjamin this year..the last of 14 years. Yes, there were a few bumps, some bullies in middle school, and yes, some were from well to do families. I doubt this problem is confined to economics or private schools. Benjamin has been a wonderful, amazing experience. My
... Read more daughter will tell you herself how grateful she is to her father and l for giving her the opportunity to attend Benjamin. We have seen numerous families leave the school over the years, some to save the money for college and others over sour grapes. Families that are about who has more money tend to have children who judge each other over homes, clothes and cars. Over the years my daughter has had friends of every color, every religion, and every economic status. Values might be reinforced at school but they are taught at home. Some critics might want to think that over. Read less
Posted by a parent on 07/28/12
The Benjamin School was at one time a respected school in the Northern Palm Beaches. Unfortunately, TBS is no longer competitive in a region with some elite magnet schools and well positioned private schools. Unable to sustain enrollment, TBS has been forced to raise tuition and lower financial aid.
... Read more With increased costs of maintaining two campuses, one has to wonder the viability of TBS going forward. Well funded Oxbridge provides a better private HS option with better faculty, lower tuition and guaranteed financial aid. Suncoast is a top 10 high school nationally, and Dreyfoos is the top arts hs in the US. Dwyer has nationally ranked athletics. Where does that leave TBS without any competitive advantage in this very competitive market? On the outside looking in, and with a medocre college placement record and poor performance in local awards including the Pathfinder as well as regional or state recognition for the Arts. Perhaps new leadership and a culture to reshape TBS will be its only chance for survival. Read less
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North Palm Beach schools — The Benjamin School is located at 11000 Ellison Wilson Rd, North Palm Beach FL 33408. 11000 Ellison Wilson Rd is in the 33408 ZIP code in North Palm Beach, FL The Benjamin School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 12.
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