Bennett Day School News

Resolutions That Stick: Embracing a Growth Mindset

Every time the New Year rolls around, most of us dedicate or even re-dedicate ourselves to personal resolution(s). More often than not, these resolutions are based on what we believe to be failures from our pasts—lack of exercise, unhealthy...

6 Picture Books to Warm Up Your Winter Break

Aside from the sheer joy of imagination, children reading for pleasure outside of school is linked to higher levels of empathy, problem-solving, communication, and even performance in academic areas. As we get ready for Winter Break, what will...

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

Quiet by Tomie dePaolaSimon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

I recently heard the NPR Author Interview about Tomie dePaola’s latest book, Quiet.  I listened to the three-minute interview around 5:45 am on my way to the gym.  

And I turned...

Beyond Getting Coffee: Exploring Quality Internships

Internships have evolved. Instead of just getting the boss coffee, today’s internships should be ideal avenues for developing insight into one’s possible learning and employment pathways. While most students do not have the opportunity for a...

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

It was school lunchtime when an idea was sparked for our Picnic Party game. It would become the newest card game in the playful line of Story Dealer storytelling games for kids, joining our STEM/STEAM game, and the blank deck of 5Ws DIY...

How Competency-Based Assessment Can Prepare Students for Higher Education

The world around us is evolving rapidly, but educational practices continue to cater to a one-size-fits-all approach better tailored to the 20th-century economy. Competency-based education moves away from the standard ‘A’ through ‘F’ grading...

Block Club Chicago Previews Upper School at Bennett Day School

Block Club Chicago featured the forthcoming Upper School in an article that examines the progressive curriculum at Bennett Day School.

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Are you interested in learning more about how your child can receive a...

Why College Prep Should Start in 9th Grade

When looking for a best-fit high school for our children, we are not only thinking about the here-and-now, but also how the choice will impact the college admissions process down the road. We want to know that our children will build the skills...

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

Bennett Day School is not a desk and chalkboard institution, but rather a center, a laboratory...

...where students develop ideas and understanding, pursue passions and dreams, and hold themselves and their colleagues accountable for shared and...

Bennett Day School Expansion Reaches New Heights

The east wing addition of Bennett Day School is rising fast! Once the concrete foundation work was completed and the steel arrived, the ironworkers quickly assembled the steel beams into place. Due to the tight constraints of the space, the...