In 1917, 32-year-old Harriet Bentley gathered together a group of mothers from different social circles to discuss setting up a school for four-year-olds. These parents were very serious about using the best methods for providing a "progressive education" to their children. And so a school was born.
The Harley School established the Harriet Bentley Society in 2004 to carry forward Ms. Bentley's passionate commitment to the school she founded in 1917. The mission of the Harriet Bentley Society is to ensure a Harley education for future students through deferred gift plans. The society recognizes and thanks those alumni, parents and friends who have planned a deferred gift for Harley and encourages others to consider making similar plans.
With permission, Harley publishes the names of Harriet Bentley Society members in our annual report and various publications.
Although Harley does not require any documentation in order to recognize a legacy commitment, we would appreciate any specific information you would be willing to provide for our files.