Bennett Day School News

Here We Grow Again! Summer Construction Update Phase II

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...

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.

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...

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

The image capturing the spirit of TWIN: Wanderer above the Sea of Fog, Caspar David Friedrich, 1818, Hamburger Kunsthalle

What is Purposeful Screen Time?

Screen time has become a hot-button issue among educators and parents. Teachers and guardians are struggling to find a way to teach kids to use technology without creating zombies who only play video games. Screens have become a staple in classrooms...

Bennett Day School East Expansion Project Underway

The construction team is hard at work on Bennett Day School! Phase two of our expansion is officially above ground now that the north and east lower level foundation walls and piers are placed. As the progression continues, it’s becoming easier to...

What is Social-Emotional Learning?

Today’s classrooms are full of students from a variety of backgrounds, and the goal is always to accommodate each student as an individual. One way in which educators strive to promote a safe, positive learning environment is through a method called

What is Reggio Emilia?

At Bennett Day School, we derive many of our core principles from a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to education. Time, space and natural light are key elements that facilitate learning and exploration in each of our classrooms. You may be...

Parents & Tots Playdate at Bennett Day School

Bennett Day School invites all toddlers, moms and dads to our first Parents & Tots Playdate event series! Our pint-sized participants will have the opportunity to interact with others and learn through play in a guided, educational setting.