Bennett Day School News

Competency-Based Learning During a Pandemic

Martin Moran, Director of Upper School at Bennett Day School, explains how our competency-based system allowed for a seamless transition to distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

This article was originally published on Martin Moran's ...

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

At our Trimester 2 Demo Night, attendees explored and asked questions about 5 unique small group projects that dug deeply into migration in an effort to determine how we, as citizens, can make lives better for people around the world who either...

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

Inspired by one of Character Labs weekly emails, CEO Cameron Smith reflects on grit, growth-mindset, and the power of a good night’s sleep.

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

First Trimester at Bennett Day Upper School came to an incredible conclusion with the students' very first Demo Night, demonstrating all of their project-based learning (PBL) around "The Shape of Chicago." 

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! 

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...

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 ...

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...