Admissions Process

Welcome! Thank you for your interest in Bennett Day School admissions…


In 2020-2021, we will be serving students
PK-10th grade. After that, we’ll be growing with our oldest students. By the Fall of 2022, we will serve students PK-12th grade. We have recently accelerated the launch of our later intermediate grades (6th and 7th grades) in an effort to better serve our families. This growth gives us the opportunity to provide a creative and rigorous academic program for all students, returning and new, to Bennett Day School.

Our admissions process, which begins with an information session or private tour, is designed to not only ensure we are getting to know your child and your family, but that you have the opportunity to get to know the Bennett Day family as well.

If you are interested in learning more, please click here. Click here to apply. To register for an information session or private tour, click hereIf you have any questions whatsoever, please feel free to reach out to admissions@bennettday.org or give us a call at (312) 236-3688. We look forward to meeting you!

Warm Regards, 

The Bennett Day School Admissions Team

PK-12 Admissions Processes:

You may apply to Bennett Day School at any grade (PK-10 for the 2020-2021 school year); however, it is helpful to understand which grade levels typically have more spaces available. Click the tabs to the right for grade-specific admissions information. 

 

  • PK (3 years old by September 1, 2020)—36 spaces available
  • JK (4 years old by September 1, 2020)—22 spaces available
  • SK (5 years old by September 1, 2020)—25 spaces available
  • 1st-2nd Grades: Based on attrition, typically 1-4 spaces available per grade 
  • 3rd-5th Grades: Based on attrition, typically 1-4 spaces available per grade 
  • 6th and 7th Grades: 10 spaces available per grade
  • 8th Grade: 5 spaces available
  • 9th Grade: 25 spaces available
  • 10th grade: 5 spaces available
  • 11th and 12th Grades: Not accepting new students until 2021 and 2022 based on attrition.

If you are interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year, contact Laura Maheshwary at laura.maheshwary@bennettday.org, or call 312.BENNETT (236-6388)

Admissions Check List:

  • Attend an Information Session and Tour 
  • Submit your child’s birth certificate
  • Submit recommendation forms 
  • Submit record release forms 
  • Attend a parent-guardian interview*
  • Child attends a supervised playdate*
  • Submit school visit release form 
  • Submit grant application (optional)
  • Admissions decisions by March 6, 2020

*Scheduled after application is submitted

If you are interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year, contact Laura Maheshwary for grades PreK-2 (laura.maheshwary@bennettday.org), Stephanie Castrounis for grades 3-5 (stephanie.castrounis@bennettday.org), or call or call 312.BENNETT (236-6388)

Admissions Check List:

  • Grades 1-2 attend an Information Session and Tour ; Grades 3-5 book a private tour with Director of Admissions (3rd-10th), Stephanie Castrounis here.
  • Submit your child’s birth certificate
  • Submit recommendation forms
  • Submit record release forms
  • Attend a parent-guardian interview*
  • Child participates in a shadow school day**
  • Submit grant application (optional)
  • Admissions decisions by March 6, 2020

*Scheduled after application is submitted

**Difference from PK-SK application process; scheduled after application is submitted

If you are interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year, contact Stephanie Castrounis at stephanie.castrounis@bennettday.org, or call 312.BENNETT (236-6388)

Admissions Check List:

  • Attend a grades 6-10 Open House 
  • Students submit sample of creative work 
  • Students submit short answer questions
  • Submit recommendation forms
  • Current school submits records
  • Submit grant application (optional)
  • Attend a parent-guardian interview*
  • Student participates in a shadow school day*
  • Admissions decisions by March 6, 2020

*Scheduled after application is submitted

If you are interested in applying for the 2020-21 school year, contact Stephanie Castrounis at stephanie.castrounis@bennettday.org, or call 312.BENNETT (236-6388)

Admissions Check List:

  • Attend a grades 6-10 Open House 
  • Students submit sample of creative work
  • Students submit short answer questions
  • Submit recommendation forms
  • Current school submits records
  • Submit grant application (optional)
  • Attend a parent-guardian interview*
  • Student participates in a shadow school day*
  • Student participates in a design challenge**
  • Admissions decisions by March 6, 2020

*Scheduled after application is submitted

**Difference from 6th-7th grade application process; scheduled after application is submitted

Information Sessions, Tours, and Open Houses:

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