Bennett Day School News

Cross-Grade Collaboration Opens New Development Opportunities

At Bennett Day, we pride ourselves on our close-knit community, developing lifelong learners and leaders across all grade levels. One way we encourage this growth is through cross-grade collaboration, which opens up new opportunities and avenues...

The Story of the SK Ice Cave

A progressive learning environment is an exciting place — for both the students and the teachers! You never know what is going to pique a child’s interest, turning a discussion about ice into a month-long construction experience. Case in point:...

Important Tax Breaks to Help Parents Pay for Education

As we turn turn towards tax season, parents should be gathering what they need to take advantage of the tax breaks available to families that pay for childcare. The dependent care credit is one way parents can find financial relief when paying...

Event: How to Raise Kids in a Digital World, with Author Devorah Heitner

Summer Camp Highlight: Culinary Arts

The inaugural year of Bennett Day Camp is here, and we’re so excited to provide unique summer experiences to any and all school-aged children! There are multiple opportunities to customize your camp experience, and one of our favorites is our...

Essential Book List: Big Vehicles

Big vehicles inspire many questions: What is that? Why is it moving? How does it move? Where is it going? These books are the perfect catalyst to send little minds thinking about those huge vehicles that move. Here are a few of our favorite books...

The World is Changing; Our Schools Should Be, Too

Our own Martin Moran, Lead Designer and Upper School Director at Bennett Day, recently penned a thought-provoking piece about a story that ran in the Chicago Tribune. This insightful response provides an in-depth and insightful look into...

Time to Plan for Summer Camp!

It’s never too early to think about summer vacation. (Especially during a cold Chicago winter!) This year, we’re especially excited for the warm weather months, so we can launch the first ever Bennett Day Camp. With the help of our own teachers...

What’s Included in School Tuition?

Tuition is an important factor in choosing the right independent school for your child, as it is one of the most important investments you’ll make. No two schools are exactly alike, so it’s important to educate yourself on the questions to ask...

Essential Book List: Wonders of Space and Sky

Space is a place where the imagination soars. Its innate vastness provides endless opportunities to feed a child’s curiosity with tales of limitless wonder. Here are a few of our favorite books to provide a pathway for children to explore the...