Bennett Day School News

What is Growth Mindset?

Research shows that our ability to achieve our goals has much more to do with the mindset with which we approach them than the actual goals themselves. That's why students and faculty at Bennett Day School subscribe to the "growth mindset," which...

Moments of Educator Joy at Bennett Day School

I loved the amount of freedom the students have to create their projects”, “I loved how natural everything feels” and there are “... so many opportunities for open play and authentic learning.

These were just some of the moments of joy shared...

Back to School: 3 Ways Parents Can Support and Empower Their Children

This infographic provides suggestions for how parents can support and empower their children when it’s time to go back to school.

Back to School: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Kids

This blog, written by first grade teacher Katie Leviton, provides suggestions for how parents can prepare their children for "school season."
 

Here We Grow Again! August Construction Update

Construction at Bennett Day is on time and on schedule for the first day of school on August 26! 

Chicago Summer Series: Eclectic Attractions in South Loop

For this “Chicago Summer Series,” we will be diving into the dynamic South Loop. Due to its recent residential and commercial development boom, the South Loop has made a name for itself among the assorted Chicago neighborhoods. While it’s known...

Chicago Summer Series: Uncover the History of Hyde Park

Hyde Park is filled with abundant historical attractions and breathtaking architecture where one can certainly spend a whole day exploring. The area is home to some of the world’s best museums, famous homes, up-and-coming restaurants, and one of...

Kids Co-designing for Kids: 7 Hands-On Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

PreK-4th grade children at Bennett Day School worked together to design a new app for Osmo explorations. Co-designed with their Tinkering and Engineering Sciences (TES) Lab teacher, this collaboration resulted in the creation of Osmo Kaleidoscope...

Chicago Summer Series: Notable Treasures in Bronzeville

Summer has officially begun and we want to share some ideas for fun, hands-on learning that will keep your kids engaged all season long. Luckily, Chicago has some of the most enriching attractions in the world, allowing this city to become our...

Here We Grow Again! Summer Construction Update Phase II