Bennett Day School News

Project Based Learning in Action

Learning happens naturally for young children in many ways.  One of the ways our teachers capitalize on student interest is through the process of project based learning.  When we talk about this style of learning, children actively collaborate...

Bennett Day Grandparent Shares Her Thoughts on School

A t the  Winter Harvest Festival Sharon, a Bennett Day School grandparent, had a chance to experience a day in a life of her grandsons. She was thrilled by the level of curiosity and development of our students, and excited about her grandsons'...

Video & Pictures from Virtual Tour of New Campus

TinkerThon with the Tinkering Labs at Bennett Day

Construction Update on New Campus and Virtual Tour Event on November 18

 
A great deal of progress has been made restoring the historic Chicago Commons at 955 W Grand Ave to be the new Elementary & Middle School Campus for Bennett Day School, scheduled to open fall 2016. Here is a video update from our latest...

The 2014 North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA) Winter Conference

By Meg Fitzgerald and Colin Reynolds Founding Team, Bennett Day School The North American Reggio Emilia Alliance ( NAREA) Winter Conference is an opportunity for early childhood educators to gather and learn about the world of early childhood...

A Visit to Boiardo Primary School in Villa Bagno, Reggio Emilia

Our visit to Boiardo Primary School, a state school in the neighborhood of Villa Bagno, Reggio Emilia, started with snacks made by the students and a welcome from the network director Anna Maria.

BDS Visits the Maramotti Infant-Toddler Center and Preschool

By Kate Cicchelli, Principal & Chief Academic Officer. I spent the afternoon at the  Maramotti Infant-Toddler Center and Preschool, pictured below:

Continuing the Adventure: Day 2 in Reggio Emilia, Italy

By Kate Cicchelli, Principal & Chief Academic Officer An intense morning here in Reggio. Today's presenter, Paola Caligari, gave a rousing talk about the concept of continuity. She started by creating a “provisional map” for the week generated...

Planes, Trains and Aerobuses: Bennett Day School Goes to the Reggio Emilia Winter Institute

By Kate Cicchelli, Principal & Chief Academic Officer