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...

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...

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...

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...

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...