Bennett In The Media

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9 Tips for Finding the Perfect School for Your Child and Family

“There’s a school out there for every family,” Smith says. He notes, however, that “it is hard for a school to be all things to all people.” He recommends that families make a list of their own top five priorities and use that to guide their search. Finding a school that does those five things exceptionally well will be a better fit than a school that tries to do everything.

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Neighborhood Parents Network preps anxious parents for Chicago school applications

“Bennett Day School is growing very quickly, adding a grade a year through eighth grade. They’re currently in Fulton Market, but they’re converting a giant, beautiful old building on Grand Avenue into an awesome high-tech school.”

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Chicago Area Schools Preparing Kids to Lead Us All Into the Future

“It’s difficult to know exactly what the future will look like,” says Kate Cicchelli, principal at Bennett Day School in Chicago’s West Loop. “Tomorrow’s leaders will need to be nimble, adaptive and strong collaborators.”

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Creating an Extraordinary Education, Chicago Life With the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, Chicago Life

“In the spirit of Malaguzzi and Progressive Education, Chicago educator Kate Cicchelli and visionary Cameron Smith co-founded the Bennett Day School, an independent, Reggio inspired, K-8th grade school…”

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How a New School Incorporates Principles of the Lean Startup

“Bennett Day School, which opens late this month in Chicago’s West Loop, plans to offer the self-guided Reggio Emilia learning approach to students in early childhood through middle school…”

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Bennett Day Gets Flagship Campus, Globe Street

“Smith plans to open the flagship campus by the fall of 2016. Like the Grand location, it will use the Reggio Emilia approach to learning. In addition, the building will have a full-size gym, multiple TinkerLabs, and over 10,000-square-feet of green space…”

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West Loop Day School Plans Campus Around Commons Building

“Development in the West Loop can’t stop and won’t stop. Add to it a large new day school campus that will call the historic Chicago Commons building its new home…”