Bennett Day School News

Redefining Success: Navigating Academic Pressure in Middle & High School

Fostering Healthy Risk Taking in Early Childhood

Congrats to the Class of 2023!

Bennett Day School Breaks Ground On Next Phase of Expansion

Senior Spotlight: Veronica

Senior Spotlight: Nina

Senior Spotlight: Julieta

What Students Gain When They Pursue Accomplishment Over Achievement

Senior Spotlight: Alex

Senior Spotlight: Kayla

Senior Spotlight: Joseph

Senior Spotlight: Camila

Senior Spotlight: Lauren

Senior Spotlight: Natalia

Senior Spotlight: Meryam

Senior Spotlight: Camden

An Exciting Update on College Acceptances

Internship Program 2022-23: Meaningful Learning Outside of the Classroom

Senior Spotlight: Jasmin

Reggio Emilia vs. Montessori: How These Educational Philosophies Differ

Senior Spotlight: Jorge

The Three "Teachers" in the Reggio Emilia Approach

How Project-Based Learning (PBL) Prepares Kids for Life After School

How to Talk To Your Child About School

Project-Based Learning: An Investigation of Justice in the United States

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

The Power of Gratitude in Trying Times

Bennett Joins the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC)

Family Project-Based Learning (PBL)

Bennett Day Upper School Students Win Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition

Bennett Day Upper School Student Awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship

[Webinar] Beyond the Classroom: Why Extracurricular Activities Matter

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

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

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

Competency-Based Learning During a Pandemic

Fun Indoor Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

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

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

At Bennett Day, High School Starts at 9:00am. Here’s Why.

Discovering the Shape of Chicago: An Upper School Journey in Project-Based Learning

What is Growth Mindset?

Moments of Educator Joy at Bennett Day School

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

Back to School: 4 Ways to Prepare Your Kids

Here We Grow Again! August Construction Update

Chicago Summer Series: Eclectic Attractions in South Loop

Chicago Summer Series: Uncover the History of Hyde Park

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

Chicago Summer Series: Notable Treasures in Bronzeville

Here We Grow Again! Summer Construction Update Phase II

Chicago Summer Series: Panoramic Views of Pilsen

Summer Academics: Guest Blog by Senior Kindergarten Co-Lead Teachers, Katie Gertler and Julia DaSilva

Here We Grow Again! Spring 2019 Construction Update

Junior Kindergarteners Channel NPR with Podcast on the Human Body

What in the World is Executive Functioning? Why Should Parents and Teachers Care?

Mentors Make All the Difference: A Reflection on Student-Teacher Relationships at High Tech High & Bennett Day Upper School

Tips for Choosing a Best-Fit Summer Camp

Student Innovation Through Bennett Labs: Creating Apps, Books, and 21st Century Learning at Bennett Day School

Decision Time: Our Top 3 Tips for Choosing a Best-Fit School

"Gaga for a Gaga Pit!" Guest Blog By Tinkering & Engineering Sciences Teacher, Zak Thompson, on STEM & Design Thinking

CEO Cameron Smith: "The Schoolhouse Gate" and the Changing Face of American Education

Resolutions That Stick: Embracing a Growth Mindset

6 Picture Books to Warm Up Your Winter Break

The Power of "Quiet": Thoughts by Cameron Smith on Tomie dePaula's Latest Picture Book

Beyond Getting Coffee: Exploring Quality Internships

Holiday Gift Guide: 5 Toys & Games to Bring Joy to Kids’ Thinking about Fruits & Veggies

How Competency-Based Assessment Can Prepare Students for Higher Education

Block Club Chicago Previews Upper School at Bennett Day School

Why College Prep Should Start in 9th Grade

What Does Project-Based Learning Look Like at the High School Level?

Bennett Day School Expansion Reaches New Heights

Cameron Smith Discusses Entrepreneurship with Bootstrapping in America

School, as we know it, was designed in 1893. How do we make it better?

What Does it Mean to Have Purpose? Upper School Students Find Their Paths With Stanford's Project Wayfinder

The High School Search Process is Real—Do You Know What to Ask on Tours?

Bennett Day School’s Lead Designer of Upper School, Martin Moran, Featured in eSchool News!

"All is not BenNot Lost" by OK No

Top 5 Reflections from TWIN Global by Cameron Smith, Bennett Day School CEO

What is Purposeful Screen Time?

Bennett Day School East Expansion Project Underway

What is Social-Emotional Learning?

What is Reggio Emilia?

Parents & Tots Playdate at Bennett Day School

Visit the Bennett Day Tent at the Bucktown Garden Walk

What is Fountas and Pinnell?

Cameron Smith Featured on Voyage Chicago

What is Singapore Math?

Bennett Day School - Upper School Receives HTHGSE New School Creation Fellowship

What is Project-Based Learning?

Essential Book List: Fantastical Creatures

Summer Camp Highlight: Field Trip Camp

How the Chicago Tech Surge is Shaping Education

Progressive Summer Camp Options for Pre-K through Middle School Kids

Student Project: Rearranged Classroom

Essential Book List: Art

Don’t Miss Our Spring Playdate, April 21

Cross-Grade Collaboration Opens New Development Opportunities

The Story of the SK Ice Cave

Important Tax Breaks to Help Parents Pay for Education

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

Summer Camp Highlight: Culinary Arts

Essential Book List: Big Vehicles

The World is Changing; Our Schools Should Be, Too

Time to Plan for Summer Camp!

What’s Included in School Tuition?

Essential Book List: Wonders of Space and Sky

Progressive Learning Beyond the Classroom

Essential Book List: Science and Adventure

Lead Designer and Director of Upper School Martin Moran on TEDx Talks, Discusses Creativity in High School

Our Top Toy and Game Picks for Black Friday

How to Incorporate Progressive Learning at Home

Check out Story Dealer at the Chicago Toy & Game Fair

Bennett Day School Featured in Chicago Sun-Times

There's Music in Everything

Why Is Preschool Important?

What Should I Expect of a 3-Year-Old?

What Should I Look for in a Preschool Program?

We Are Bennett Day School

Essential Book List: Understanding Emotions

Home Activity: Exploring the Beauty of Fall

Bennett Day School Featured in Crain's Chicago Business

How Parents Should Prepare for a School Search

How to Ease Your Child’s Transition Back to School

Join us at the Bucktown Garden Walk

Learning through pasta and a progressive approach

Tinker Lab Take-Apart and Circuits Galore!

Diversity: Culture Through Sharing

Northwestern University Learning Scientists Partner with Bennett Day School

Arrival at Bennett Day School: Early Childhood

Winter Twilight in Our Community

The 10 Best Winter Books for Kids

Chicago Toy and Game Fair & Our Black Friday Picks

Harvest Festival - Fall 2016

A Grand Affair, Our Community Open House

A Busy Autumn Season at Bennett Day School!

The Importance of Family Share

Bennett Day School at the Second Annual Barnes & Noble Mini Maker Faire!

Digital Citizenship Week and Kids

Bennett Day Nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards 2016

Bennett Day School Expands to Upper School to Meet Growing Demand, Hires Martin Moran to Lead

Think we're totally awesome? Vote Bennett Day School!

We had a great time at Alderman Burnett's Stay In School Picnic!

Construction Update on New Campus as of 8/19

Construction Update on New Campus as of 8/15

Join us at the Bucktown Tree and Garden Walk!

Construction Update on New Campus as of 8/4

How our students helped to develop a coding tool used in 15k schools

Our visit with thought leader, Grant Lichtman

Construction Update on New Campus as of 7/20

Construction Update on New Campus as of 7/8

Construction Update on New Campus as of 7/8

Construction Update on New Campus as of 6/24

Construction Update on New Campus as of 6/20

Progressive Growth: Bennett Day School adds Christa Reed as Director, Marketing and Development

Construction Update on New Campus as of 6/7/16

Construction Update on New Campus as of 5/31/16

Construction Update on New Campus as of 5/24/16

Springtime Robotics and Green-Screen Event at Bennett Day School

Project Based Learning in Action

Work with us: Bennett Day at Educelerate and EdSurge Job Fair

Construction Update on New Campus as of 5/6/16

Inspiring Women: Kate Cicchelli a Finalist for Recognition with Step Up & DermStore

Family Event at Chicago Maritime Festival on April 16

Bennett Day School part of 5Kto1K to Support The Cara Program

Bennett Day Grandparent Shares Her Thoughts on School

Construction Update as of 4/6/16

Bennett Day School Welcomes New Board Member, Patrick Branham

Construction Update: Hard Hat Visit

Construction Update: Up and Up We Go 

"Making Space for Innovation" article covering Bennett Day School 

Construction Update on New Campus: Sparks Fly!

Construction Update on New Campus and Virtual Tour Event on February 25

Cameron Smith discusses changing landscape of Chicago schools with WBEZ

Learn About Bennett Day

Construction Update on New Campus

Video & Pictures from Virtual Tour of New Campus

'On Single Parenting and Loving My Job' by Kate Cicchelli

Education Panel Event: Personalization by Design

Inside the TinkerLab

The Power of Play: Part 1

The Power of Play: Part 2

The Power of Play: Part 3

TinkerThon with the Tinkering Labs at Bennett Day

Construction Update on New Campus and Virtual Tour Event on November 18

Bennett Day Nominated for Chicago Innovation Awards

Tinker Time Family Play Date

West Loop Families Childcare and School Fair

Chicago Maritime Festival Playdate

Parent Cocktail Hour

NPN New Year Family Celebration with Bennett Day School

TinkerTime Playdate at Bennett Day School

Cocktail Hour & School Tour with Bennett Day School

School Tour and Information Session

Feature Article about Bennett Day School

School Field Trip to See Frederick at Chicago Children's Theater

Parent Panel & Family Information Session

Tinker Time for your four to six year olds at Bennett Day School!

Principal Kate Cicchelli's Grand Opening Speech at Bennett Day School!

What your preschooler REALLY needs to know now for the year ahead - Chicago Parent