Bennett Day School

Bennett Day School is a private, PreK-12 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.

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students244 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Bennett Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers36 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size18 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$29,975
Tuition NotesFor the 2020-21 school year...PK = $21,140 JK - 7th = $29,975 8th - 12th - $29,975
% on Financial Aid
Admissions DirectorLaura Maheshwary
Admissions AssociateJanessa Juarez

School Notes

  • Bennett Day School is a progressive PreK-12 private school located near downtown Chicago 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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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 91 students
    1 miles
    900 N Franklin St Ste 104
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 944-5600
    1 PK-8
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-8 | 993 students
    1.2 miles
    751 N State St
    Chicago, IL 60654
    (312) 466-0700
    1.2 PK-8
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 1137 students
    1.8 miles
    59 W North Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 582-6000
    1.8 PK-12
  • Harvey
    Chilren's Habilitation Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK-12 | 32 students
    19.4 miles
    121 W 154th Street
    Harvey, IL 60426
    (708) 596-2220
    19.4 PK-12
  • Chicago
    Grades: NS-5 | 515 students
    1.2 miles
    814 W. Eastman Street
    Chicago, IL 60642
    (773) 907-5000
    1.2 NS-5

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