Bennett Day School News

Bennett Day Upper School Students Win Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition

Pictured above is the final drawn design of the proposed community garden.

Two tenth graders at Bennett Day, Alex H. and Jasmin H., recently won the overall grand prize of the 39th Annual Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition....

Bennett Day Upper School Student Awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship

Abby, a 9th grader at Bennett Day School in Chicago, was recently awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship which will support her in attending the Leadership Academy at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute this summer (hosted at Princeton University).

[Webinar] Beyond the Classroom: Why Extracurricular Activities Matter

Extracurricular activities are an important component of the college admissions process, and now more than ever admissions officers are looking at applicants’ interests as part of the holistic review process.

Bennett Day Fun Festival: A Musical Project-Based Learning Journey in 1st Grade

"In the end, designing Bennett Day Fun Festival wasn’t really about learning how to run a music festival. It was about working together to achieve developmental milestones in a meaningful and authentic fashion, and, of course, making a little...

Failing Grades: How to Motivate Students to Learn Without Keeping Score

Students need to learn by doing -- through problem-solving, project-based learning and being creative.  Parents, myself included, need to let go of a system we grew up with and recognize how we experienced school will not prepare students for...

Bennett Live: Inspiring Joy and Creativity with Project-Based Learning at Home

Bennett Labs is on a mission to inspire young designers, creators, and makers everywhere, through principles of Reggio Emilia and Project-based Learning (PBL) while at home. This is why we created, Bennett Live - a new engaging and educational...

Competency-Based Learning During a Pandemic

Martin Moran, Director of Upper School at Bennett Day School, explains how our competency-based system allowed for a seamless transition to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This article was originally published on Martin Moran's ...

Fun Indoor Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

To keep learning fun at home, we have worked with our friends at Osmo to make Osmo Kaleidoscope app available for FREE download until March 31st. This is a creative and fun Osmo app that works with everyday objects!

Demo Night: How Project-Based Learning Comes to Life at Bennett Day Upper School

At our Trimester 2 Demo Night, attendees explored and asked questions about 5 unique small group projects that dug deeply into migration in an effort to determine how we, as citizens, can make lives better for people around the world who either...

#OsmoKaleidoscope on the Go: 5 Ways to Use this App While Traveling

Children of all ages look forward to road-trips and family travels that enrich their lives and expand their horizons. Families who bring an Osmo Base on their family travels will soon discover many reasons why Osmo Kaleidoscope is a great app for...