Bennett Day School News

Bennett Day School Named a Recipient of the Jeffrey Shields Award for Innovation Excellence in School Business Operations

Independent PreK-12 School in Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood Recognized for Learning Innovation and Development Lab.

The Power of Gratitude in Trying Times

Bennett Day School’s Co-founder and CEO, Cameron Smith, recently shared an honest message about the challenges that come with on-campus learning in 2022 and the power of gratitude in trying times.

Bennett Joins the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC)

Bennett Day School has officially joined the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC).

Family Project-Based Learning (PBL)

We’re kicking off a new school-wide project called “Family PBL” and we invite you to join in! 

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. Congratulations...

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 music...

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 now,...

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 media...