Bennett In The Media

Abigail Rosas, Bennett Day School student, named a 2024 Coca-Cola Scholar

Abigail Rosas, a student at Bennett Day School, has been named a 2024 Coca-Cola Scholar and will receive a $20,000 college scholarship. Less than 1/6th of 1% of applicants were chosen to receive this extremely competitive award.


Cally Vevers, Director of Facilities at Bennett Day School, Receives NBOA Professional Achievement Award

“In the role of director of facilities, Cally Vevers has not only enhanced the school’s campus but also forged impactful cost-saving measures with the business office… A friend to many, Cally is known for delivering notes of gratitude to colleagues throughout the building, taking a moment to acknowledge their unique efforts.”

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Outer Walls Continue Installation Along Bennett Day School Addition In West Town

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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Bennett Students Catch Robb Ellis’ Eye on CBS Chicago

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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These Are The Top 25 Private High Schools In IL, New Ranking Says

Bennett Day School was named one of the best private high schools in Illinois, according to the Niche’s 2024 Best Schools and Districts rankings.

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Bennett Day School’s Principal, Jackie Miller, To Deliver Keynote Address at 2023 ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference Hosted By Northwestern University

Bennett Day School is thrilled to announce that Jackie Miller, Principal, has been selected as the opening keynote speaker at the 22nd annual ACM Interaction Design and Children (IDC) Conference. She will be joined by five panelists, and fellow Bennett faculty members, Andy Rodgers, Emily Fields, Lisa Kennedy, Molly Simmons, and Zak Thompson. 

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Bennett Day High School Student & Team Win First Place in the National Construction Industry Round Table (CIRT) Design and Construction Contest

The team of students, Chicago Team 11, came together through ACE Mentor Chicago – a program that supports and inspires students interested in architecture, construction, and engineering. Chicago Team 11 earned a $5,000 prize for their design for a “school of the future.”

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Bennett Day High School Students Win National “Space for the Benefit of Earth Challenge” and Visit Blue Origin Rocket Factory

Bennett students represent two of ten teams selected from across the country to attend inaugural O’Neill Symposium with Blue Origin, the Club for the Future, and the Conrad Challenge.

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The West Town Chamber of Commerce to Exhibit Bennett Day School’s PEACE Project, ‘Sunflowers of Peace’

“Led by the school’s 1st-8th grade art teacher, Olenka Bodnarskyj, the PEACE Project’s ‘Sunflowers of Peace’ highlights art as a form of activism and encourages students to express their concept of peace through their artwork…”

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Bennett Day School Breaks Ground on Next Phase of Expansion

In eight years, Bennett Day School has grown from 23 students to nearly 320. Construction of the new South Wing will increase the school’s capacity for students to 600, and it will include two floors of additional rooms and labs, garage parking, and 20,000+ sq. ft. of athletic/assembly facilities.