How do I contact Bennett Day Admissions?
For grades PK-2, contact Laura Maheshwary, Director of Admissions (PK-2), at email@example.com or call 312.BENNETT (236-6388). You can also directly book a meeting or call with PK-2 admissions by clicking here.
For grades 3-10, contact Stephanie Castrounis, Director of Admissions (3-10), at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312.BENNETT (236-6388). You can also directly book a meeting or call with 3rd-10th grade admissions by clicking here.
When can I apply for the 2020-2021 school year?
Admissions applications for the 2020-2021 school year will be available 9/3/2019. Visit our admissions process page to learn more.
What is Bennett Day School tuition?
Please visit our Tuition page for specific information about Tuition and Fees for 2019-2020. 2020-2021 will be posted soon.
What are the birthday cut offs at each grade level?
- PreK: 3 years old by September 1, 2019
- JK: 4 years old by September 1, 2019
- SK: 5 years old by September 1, 2019
- First: 6 years old by September 1, 2019
- Second: 7 years old by September 1, 2019
- Third: 8 years old by September 1, 2019
- Fourth: 9 years old by September 1, 2019
- Fifth: 10 years old by September 1, 2019
What is the required admissions playdate for grades PK-SK? What can I expect?
During the Early Childhood playdate, the applicant child partakes in experiences that mimic a modified school day with teachers and other children. Playdates vary based on grade level of applicant child but typically include time for exploration, play, as well as circle and book time. PK students attend the playdate with a single caregiver/parent while JK and SK students participate separately from their parent/caregiver.
What is the required student shadow day for grades 1-10? What can I expect?
A shadow day is an opportunity for an applicant to experience a day in the life of a Bennett Day School student. The shadow student will be paired with an enrolled student with whom they’ll spend the day attending classes, eating lunch, and socializing.
What is the required student design challenge and display of creative work for Upper School?
The design challenge consists of students working in small groups to complete an activity for about an hour. Please note that no prior knowledge is necessary to participate. The focus is on the process, not the product. After, students will have a group discussion followed by a short written reflection. Please note, the design challenge is generally a part of the shadow day.
Display of Creative Work:
As part of our Upper School admissions process, we want to really get to know students. Applicants will submit a quality display of creative work that will help us understand who they are. The display should be one page (8.5 by 11) or a media file (video, audio, etc.) lasting one-minute maximum. Ideas for displays could be, but are not limited to:
- Short story
- Lines of code
- Musical composition
Submissions can be created specifically for this application or can be something that the student previously produced for another purpose. Students are also asked to submit a short paragraph explaining their submission choice.
What is the enrollment policy at Bennett Day School?
What do you look for when considering an applicant?
What is your grade level expansion plan?
Our grade levels will continue to expand per the schedule below:
- 2018-19: PreK – 4th Grade
- 2019-20: PreK – 5th Grade, 8th-9th Grade
- 2020-21: PreK – 10th Grade
- 2021-22: PreK – 11th Grade
- 2022-23: PreK – 12th Grade
What is the student to teacher ratio?
- PK and JK: 8:1
- SK and Up: 10:1
If my child is denied acceptance, will I be able to find out why?
How do you measure and evaluate student growth?
What subjects does your program include?
In addition to the core subjects of mathematics, literacy, physical sciences and social sciences, the school also offers Spanish and Maker Space time taught by dedicated specialists. Art, music, physical education, dance, and drama are embedded in our classroom curriculum.
What before and after school programs do you offer?
MorningCare (All Students)
MorningCare begins at 7:30 am and lasts until 8:15 am Monday through Friday when school is in session.
Stay and Play (PreK Only)
Stay and Play begins at 11:30 am and lasts until 3:15 pm Monday through Thursday when school is in session.
AfterCare (All Students)
AfterCare is the Bennett Day School late-day program. The program runs from 3:15 pm to 6:00 pm on all full school days and from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Fridays.
Do the Early Childhood classroom schedules include a nap?
- The PreK Stay and Play program includes an afternoon naptime.
- The JK schedule includes an afternoon naptime.