Bennett Day School News

Here We Grow Again! Spring 2019 Construction Update

We are thrilled to share the enormous progress made in the exciting expansion of the Bennett Day School Campus at 955 W. Grand Ave. Located in Chicago's West Loop neighborhood at Morgan and Grand Avenues,   Bennett Day  is the fastest growing...

Junior Kindergarteners Channel NPR with Podcast on the Human Body

Inspired by the children's doctor-themed dramatic play and the Bennett Day "Get Wellthy" Challenge, Mr. Nearpass and Ms. Simmons' kindergarten classroom spent three months researching the body and medical professions to better understand how to...

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

Here's one for the messy kid who can never find two matching socks. The kid who says "nothing" when asked what they have to do tonight; who forgets what you asked them to do five seconds ago. The kid whose backpack is stuffed to the gills with...

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

Bennett Day School is the only school in Illinois to receive the New School Creation Fellowship from High Tech High, the progressive, project-based school featured in the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed."

Recently, representatives from ...

Tips for Choosing a Best-Fit Summer Camp

Studies show that camps of all kinds help kids build a solid sense of identity and community, while also contributing to mental and physical well-being. But with so many options out there, how can families make the best choice possible for their...

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

 

By Frances Judd, Special Projects Coordinator & Early Childhood Tinkering and Engineering Sciences Lab Teacher

I love sharing these photos of enthusiastic and engaged learners at Bennett Day School as they participate in Bennett Labs projects:

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

No parent takes school-fit decisions lightly, and Chicago families are reporting more and more that the dizzying array of PK-12 options in the city can feel stressful.

For Students Highly-Committed to Extracurriculars, Bennett Day Upper School Provides an Ideal Experience

Most high schools expect their students to sit through regimented class periods beginning strictly at 8am (or even earlier), participate in their after-school activities that can sometimes go well into the late evening hours, and then somehow...

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

 

Gaga Pit Process 2.0

 How We Made the Gaga Pit

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

In November, I had the privilege of engaging in a discussion at the offices of education law firm,Franczek Radelet, with University of Chicago Constitutional Law Professor, Justin Driver. His new book,The Schoolhouse Gate:Public Education, the...