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Benjamin School, The
11000 Ellison Wilson Rd    
North Palm Beach, Florida  33408  
   
Private/Independent School
Coed Day pre-k 12 1135 students
 

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History 
Founded: 1960
Founders: Nancy and Marshall Benjamin
First Graduating Class: 1979
Mascot: The Buccaneers
Colors: Navy Blue & Orange
Motto: "Nulli Secundus" (Second to None)
Alma Mater: by Mr. Mark Poncy

School Facts
Head of School:  Mr. Robert S. Goldberg
Type of School: Independent, college preparatory, coed,
                       non-sectarian, day school
Grades:  PK3 (age three before September 1) through 12
Divisions: Lower (PK3 - 5), Middle (6-8), Upper (9-12)
Enrollment 2014-15:  1145 students
                      Lower: 452
                      Middle: 230
                      Upper: 453
Campus Locations: Lower/Middle School PK3-8, 13 acres,
                                                                       North Palm Beach
                            Upper School 9-12, 50 acres, Palm Beach Gardens
Full-time Faculty:  144
Student/faculty Ratio:  8:1
Alumni through 2014:  2,435

Academics
College Placement:  100% of graduates
Advanced Placement Courses 2014-15: 
 24
Advanced Placement Results:Each May the School administers over 449 AP examinations to all of the students enrolled in its 24 AP courses. Eighty-two percent of those tests received qualifying scores of at least a 3. In the class of 2014, 74% of the seniors took one or more AP courses. 

SAT Testing Class of 2010: 
                CR: 520-630  M: 510-660  WR: 520-630 
      Mean: CR: 571         M: 587        WR: 583
ACT Testing Class of 2010:  23-29  Mean: 26.1
Class of 2010 Average G.P.A.:  3.39

Athletics/Arts/Service
Athletics:  56 middle and upper school sports teams
Arts: instrumental lessons, band, chorus, dance, drama, video
       production, visual art, photography, computer graphics 
Character Education & Community Service: Programs in PK3-12

Financial Aid
Need-based financial aid available to qualified families who demonstrate need.

Accreditations
Florida Council of Independent Schools
Florida Kindergarten Council
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement

Affiliations and Memberships
American Library Association
Council for Spiritual and Ethical Education
Council for the Advancement and Support of Education
Educational Records Bureau
Florida Council of Independent Schools
Florida Kindergarten Council
National Association for College Admission Counseling
National Association of Independent Schools
National Honor Society
National Middle School Association
Secondary School Admission Test Board
Southern Association for College Admission Counseling
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement
The Alumni Program Council for Independent Schools
The College Board

 
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