Welcome to the Bennett Community!

Congratulations on your enrollment at Bennett Day! Now it's time to celebrate and complete your next steps.

What now?

We recommend you bookmark this page so you can easily access it between now and the start of the school year. It's here you'll find important documents, action items, event reminders, and more. We are here to help every step of the way. Welcome to Bennett!

  • View the 2024-25 Family Handbook.
  • Download the 2024-25 School Calendar.
  • We will be sending your student(s) a little welcome gift, so please take the time to complete this short form ASAP.
  • Collect Student Health Forms
    Bennett Day School (in compliance with Illinois State Law) requires the following health documentation to be submitted before the first day of school. We will share more information on how to submit these forms during our New Family Orientation on August 6 at 12:00 pm.

    New Students (PreK-JK)

    Physical Exam
    Up-to-date immunizations

    New Students (SK-12th Grade)

    Physical Exam
    Eye Exam
    Dental Exam
    Up-to-date immunization

Important Dates:

(Download the 2024-25 school calendar)

  • August 6 at 12:00 pm: New Family Orientation (Livestream)
  • August 16: Last Day of Summer Camp
  • August 28-29: PreK Home Visits/JK-12th Grade Intake Conferences (in-person or virtual)
  • August 30: Open House/Orientation
  • September 2: Labor Day (Closed)
  • September 3: First Day of School

First week schedule: full days for SK-12th Grade; half days for PreK, half days for JK on T/W & full days for JK on Th/F

Wednesday Early Dismissal at 2:15 pm for SK-4th

  • September 3-6: PreK Intake Conferences (in-person or virtual)
  • September 9: AfterCare & Bennett & Beyonds Begin
  • September 17: Early Childhood/Lower School Curriculum Night
  • September 19: Middle/Upper School Curriculum Night

Tuition Prepayment Plan

Some families have expressed interest in prepaying multiple years of tuition if possible to waive future tuition increases. We can offer this on a limited basis to a small number of students without grants. Prepayment is available for a maximum of up to five years and is protected with a 4% benefit as a floor.

Want to learn more? Email finance@bennettday.org.

Calling all happy campers!

This summer we are excited to offer day & academic camps for ages 4-8. Camp runs from June 17 - August 16 and costs $525/week+. Camp hours are 8:45 am - 3:00 pm (Monday-Friday) with extended hours available. Download our Summer 2024 Camp Guide to view all camp offerings.

photo of children at summer camp in Chicago

Questions about Bennett Day Camp?

Email auxiliary@bennettday.org