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Construction on the exterior walls of Bennett Day School, located at 955 W Grand Avenue in West Town, is progressing as the school undergoes its second campus expansion. The expansion, known as ‘Phase 3’, will nearly double the size of the independent PreK-12 school from 50,000 to approximately 100,000 square feet.

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Reggio Emilia vs. Montessori: How These Educational Philosophies Differ

At Bennett Day School, our program is inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. Families will likely encounter other progressive educational philosophies during their school search, like Montessori – another methodology with Italian roots. Every child is unique, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to education. Here’s a breakdown of Reggio Emilia vs. Montessori to help…

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Virtual Workshop: Co-Regulation in Early Childhood

Self-regulation, the ability to manage thoughts and feelings to accomplish goals or directive actions, has become recognized as foundational in promoting well-being across the lifespan, including educational achievement and physical, emotional, social, and economic health. Co-Regulation Workshop Overview Self-regulation leads to the behaviors necessary for success in school, relationships, and the workplace; however, it’s not internal…

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Bennett Day Upper Schoolers were featured on CBS Chicago’s “What Caught My Eye” segment on Nov. 26, 2023. Watch to learn more about the multifaceted weather station our students assembled and collected data from as part of their Trimester 1 project-based learning (PBL) on weather.

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Redefining Success: Navigating Academic Pressure in Middle & High School

As parents, caregivers, and educators, we need to ask ourselves what we truly want for our children. Is “getting into a good college” the sole definition of success? Are we willing to sacrifice their physical and mental health, happiness, and love for learning for a vague future payoff?

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Fostering Healthy Risk-Taking in Early Childhood

Encouraging risk-taking in early childhood sets the stage for a lifetime of curiosity, creativity, and adaptability. Written by: Meg Fitzgerald, Director of Early ChildhoodPosted: November 1, 2023 Risk-Taking is Essential in Early Childhood Development We believe that teaching our young learners to embrace risk in a supportive environment is crucial for their development and future…

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Congrats to the Class of 2023!

Congratulations to Bennett Day School’s inaugural class of graduating seniors! Get a glimpse into the unforgettable graduation ceremony and view our most up-to-date college acceptance data. Posted: August 1, 2023 Congratulations to the Class of 2023 Congrats to Bennett Day School’s inaugural class of graduates! Watch the video below for a glimpse into the intimate…

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