Bennett Day School News

The Three "Teachers" in the Reggio Emilia Approach

We recognize parents/guardians as the first teacher, classroom teachers as the second, and the environment as the third.

How Project-Based Learning (PBL) Prepares Kids for Life After School

We geniunely believe that students must be invested in what they are learning and the curriculum must be relevant to students’ lives.

How to Talk To Your Child About School

As a parent, you may find yourself in this boat: How was school today? Fine. What did you do? Played on the playground. What are you learning about? I don’t know. 

Bennett Day School Named a Recipient of the Jeffrey Shields Award for Innovation Excellence in School Business Operations

Independent PreK-12 School in Chicago’s West Town Neighborhood Recognized for Learning Innovation and Development Lab.

The Power of Gratitude in Trying Times

Bennett Day School’s Co-founder and CEO, Cameron Smith, recently shared an honest message about the challenges that come with on-campus learning in 2022 and the power of gratitude in trying times.

Bennett Joins the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC)

Bennett Day School has officially joined the Alliance for Early Childhood (AEC).

Family Project-Based Learning (PBL)

We’re kicking off a new school-wide project called “Family PBL” and we invite you to join in! 

Bennett Day Fun Festival: A Musical Project-Based Learning Journey in 1st Grade

"In the end, designing Bennett Day Fun Festival wasn’t really about learning how to run a music festival. It was about working together to achieve developmental milestones in a meaningful and authentic fashion, and, of course, making a little music...

Failing Grades: How to Motivate Students to Learn Without Keeping Score

Students need to learn by doing -- through problem-solving, project-based learning and being creative.  Parents, myself included, need to let go of a system we grew up with and recognize how we experienced school will not prepare students for now,...

Fun Indoor Explorations with Osmo Kaleidoscope

To keep learning fun at home, we have worked with our friends at Osmo to make Osmo Kaleidoscope app available for FREE download until March 31st. This is a creative and fun Osmo app that works with everyday objects!