Bennett Day School News

Bennett Day Upper School Students Win Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition

Pictured above is the final drawn design of the proposed community garden.

Two tenth graders at Bennett Day, Alex H. and Jasmin H., recently won the overall grand prize of the 39th Annual Newhouse Architecture + Design Competition....

Bennett Day Upper School Student Awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship

Abby, a 9th grader at Bennett Day School in Chicago, was recently awarded the Ewing-Jones Scholarship which will support her in attending the Leadership Academy at the W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute this summer (hosted at Princeton University).

[Webinar] Beyond the Classroom: Why Extracurricular Activities Matter

Extracurricular activities are an important component of the college admissions process, and now more than ever admissions officers are looking at applicants’ interests as part of the holistic review process.

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...

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...

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." 

What is Growth Mindset?

Research shows that our ability to achieve our goals has much more to do with the mindset with which we approach them than the actual goals themselves. That's why students and faculty at Bennett Day School subscribe to the "growth mindset," which...

Moments of Educator Joy at Bennett Day School

I loved the amount of freedom the students have to create their projects”, “I loved how natural everything feels” and there are “... so many opportunities for open play and authentic learning.

These were just some of the moments of joy shared...

Chicago Summer Series: Eclectic Attractions in South Loop

For this “Chicago Summer Series,” we will be diving into the dynamic South Loop. Due to its recent residential and commercial development boom, the South Loop has made a name for itself among the assorted Chicago neighborhoods. While it’s known...

Chicago Summer Series: Uncover the History of Hyde Park

Hyde Park is filled with abundant historical attractions and breathtaking architecture where one can certainly spend a whole day exploring. The area is home to some of the world’s best museums, famous homes, up-and-coming restaurants, and one of...