Bennett Day School News

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 ...

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...

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...

School, as we know it, was designed in 1893. How do we make it better?

Many high schools today are unable to respond to the changes happening outside the walls of education and continue to graduate students with skills that do not match the needs of society. In an effort to do better for our children, Bennett Day...