Bennett Day School

  • Bennett Day School is a PreK to 12th Grade progressive school in downtown Chicago where students and faculty construct learning together.
  • Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, our mission at Bennett Day School is to advance creativity and innovation in education through cultivating lifelong learners and leaders.

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School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Independent Private Schools Association
Lake Michigan Association of Independent Schools
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded2012

Student Body

Total Students155 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by GradeBennett Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers30 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size19 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 10 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$28,818
Tuition NotesFor the 2019-20 school year...PK = $20,325 JK - 7th = $28,818 8th - 12th - $33818
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLaura Maheshwary
Admissions AssociateJanessa Juarez

School Notes

  • Bennett Day School is Chicago's newest progressive PreK through 12th grade independent school located near downtown in the West Loop and West Town neighborhoods.  Bennett Day School`s curriculum, based on the Reggio Emilia approach, offers an education that cultivates a love of learning as students and teachers co-construct their education.  Bennett Day`s campus offers state-of-the-art facilities and technology.  The school also features an interactive TinkerLab made precisely for children to create their own adventures while collaborating in small groups with our faculty and fellow students.  Bennett Day School language programs include Spanish, Mandarin, and computer programming.  The school's math program is based on depth and mastery via Singapore mathematics.  Please visit the Bennett Day School website now at to learn more and RSVP for an information session or upcoming event on our calendar.
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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $7,851 for elementary schools and $16,451 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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