Bennett Day School is an independent PK-12th grade school in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Founded with progressive roots, Bennett Day captures the energy that infuses our diverse and vibrant city. Ours is a school where the fundamental and driving force is the belief that children of all ages learn through questioning, exploring, and discovering.
Students and families at Bennett Day School can expect:
A child-centered program based on ideas from those of Reggio Emilia, cognitive understanding inherent to multiple intelligence's and global and social awareness central in place-based education;
Regular and thoughtful flow of communication between teachers, administration and families documented evaluation of students at all levels experienced teachers dedicated to their students, craft and community;
Rigorous academic standards and expectations commensurate with top-notch progressive schools around the world; and
Diverse after-school programs designed to enrich and advance the creative and intellectual pursuits of all children.
As our mission states, we are committed to advancing creativity, leadership, and a love of learning. It is our sincerest belief that children attending Bennett Day School will have the space to flourish, play, make mistakes, wipe away the tears and start anew. Our school, our community, our city – these are the bedrock of who we are, how we learn, and what we teach.
* Bennett Day School is accredited by the National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA). We are also members of the North American Reggio Emilia Alliance (NAREA), an affiliate member of the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), and a premium subscriber of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).