Baker Demonstration School
201 Sheridan Rd., Wilmette, IL 60091

Preschool – 8th grade

Baker is the independent school on Chicago's north shore that is nationally recognized for excellence in progressive education. Founded in 1918, the curriculum today still reflects the progressive philosophy of pioneering educators such as John Dewey, Francis Parker and Clara Belle Baker - the founder of Baker Demonstration School. Baker serves bright, creative students from Preschool through 8th grade who are ready to engage in a challenging, hands-on education and who are prepared to thrive in our diverse community of learners. Our graduates aren't just ready for high school. They're ready for everything.

Bennett Day School

Bennett Day School
955 W. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL 60642

Bennett Day School is an independent, progressive PK-12th-grade school in Chicago’s West Town neighborhood. Bennett Day School strives to be a progressive school that provides unparalleled experiences – in our program offering, instructional approaches, and nurturing environment – that shape our community for a fulfilling, successful, and impactful life. Compelled by curiosity, immersed in complex questions about the world around them, and supported by a diverse faculty and peer population, the Bennett Day School community asks and seeks the answers to those questions that derive from creativity and innovation.

General Admissions applications are due on December 10th. Natural entry points are PK, JK, SK and 9th grade but a handful of spots remain in other grades.

Information Sessions:
PK-8th Grade:
October 11
October 18
October 23

9-12th Grade:
October 20
November 10

Register for a visit at or reach out to

Brickton Montessori School

Brickton Montessori School


At Brickton, we are a community of learners working together to provide a Montessori educational experience that engages and inspires students to become life-long learners and responsible participants in our diverse global community. Information Sessions are typically schedule on Wednesdays, beginning at 9:00. During this time you can observe in the classroom, tour our school, and review application materials. Information Sessions typically last 45 minutes to an hour. To allow for the fullest opportunity to get your individual questions answered, we recommend our Information Session and Tour for adults only. To schedule attendance at an Information Session or set up an individual appointment, please contact Cheryl LaCost at 773.714.0646 or by emailing her at

British International School of Chicago

British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

814 W. Eastman Street

Chicago, IL 60642

(773) 907-5000

British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park offers an innovative and international education for children ages 2-11 years old amidst a global community of learners. Our experienced faculty deliver personalized learning that ensures every child reaches their potential, explores their passions and gains a global perspective. Through unique collaborations, such as the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Program and our STEAM/MIT curriculum, we expose our students to the world stage and are helping them invent the future.

Our 5 story, Lincoln Park campus, offers our students access to a large indoor/outdoor play space, 7,500 sq. foot gym, roof top garden where children grow their own fruits and vegetables, a kids kitchen for culinary arts classes, and a STEAM corridor which includes a robotics lab, maker space and more. Students visit our magical library where stories come to life and our extensive performing arts facilities bring out the performer in each child.

Visit us at a family friendly fall open house on November 3rd or January 13th. RSVP Now.

Group tours are offered weekly and can booked online. We have an online application available on our website. Questions? Please email or call us at or (773) 907-5000. Now accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year!

Francis W. Parker School
330 West Webster Ave., Chicago, Illinois 60614


Serving students in Junior Kindergarten through 12th Grade

Lower School Open House Event for JK-Grade 3
Saturday, October 13 | 2 pm

Middle School Open House Event for 6th-8th Grades
Saturday, October 20 | 1 pm

Upper School Open House Event for 9th-12th Grades

Saturday, November 17 | 10 am

Register online at

2018-19 Application Deadline for JK-12th Grades
Saturday, December 1

Apply online at

Francis W. Parker is a school where inspired teachers, a dynamic curriculum, and a diverse community of learners thrive. Parker students are provided with an exceptional educational opportunity in an inclusive community, where diversity in every form provides a global perspective. It is a unique and special place where enduring values and new ideas benefit individual and collective growth.

Guided for over 100 years by a profound educational philosophy, Parker School strives to cultivate students who have the curiosity, self-discipline, independence of mind, and collaborative spirit necessary to apply their values, skills, knowledge, and ideas to challenges. At Parker, students learn to connect reflection with action, insight with innovation, deeds with consequences, and character with citizenship.

Its small class sizes and interdisciplinary approach to teaching set the stage for a challenging and meaningful educational experience. Students learn and grow within a diverse community of passionate teachers, parents, and peers. As the only independent school in Chicago where students from 14 grades share one building, the school offers collaborative opportunities among grade levels as part of the curriculum.

Academic programs include math, science, history/social studies, and English. Exposure to foreign languages and world cultures begins in the early grades and is part of formal studies starting in sixth grade. In addition to academic curricula, students have physical education, visual arts, drama, and music classes. Upper school students have a large number of elective courses available in addition to the required core of courses. Elective choices are offered in all departments and include approved independent studies, computer programming, and advanced literature studies in foreign languages. To learn more or to register for an open house, visit

Near North Montessori School
1434 West Division Street
Chicago, IL 60642-3778

Near North is one of the country's largest and oldest Montessori schools. Founded in 1963 and in our current home since 1989, NNM provides a welcoming, enriching environment for every family that walks through our doors. Our faculty promote confidence, independence, and curiosity in each student, inspiring them to learn freely and explore bravely. At Near North, your child will find unique learning opportunities rooted in the Montessori philosophy, world-class teachers, lifelong friends, and a community of diverse, passionate families.

Our academically challenging curriculum, our learning materials, our classrooms and our community are all designed to meet the needs of the whole child, presenting purposeful work for the head and the hand, as well as a preparation for life as a citizen in a dynamic, complex world.

Waldorf School of DuPage

Waldorf School of DuPage


In classrooms full of radiance and vitality, the Waldorf School of DuPage is committed to honoring the natural development of the child. Waldorf students learn traditional academic subjects such as geometry, physics and history together with foreign language, art and music using distinctive and time-tested teaching methods. These unique methods nurture intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development. Our robust curriculum is grounded in building and fostering children’s natural capacities at each developmental stage. Our five acres of fields, trees, gardens and forest are an oasis in the fast-paced Chicago suburbs. We celebrate nature which enlivens a child’s sense of wonder and imagination. Our caring teachers work to harmonize both individual and communal humanity and work to build social understanding, communication and peace in our world. We believe in a balanced experience of doing, feeling and thinking which encourages fun, creativity and a sense of wellbeing. Most importantly, we cultivate an inner enthusiasm for learning.

Join us at an upcoming event:
Intro to Waldorf Education 11/3/18 & 3/23/19
Elves’ Market Holiday Festival 12/8/18
Mayfaire Festival 5/5/19

“Accept the children with reverence; educate them with love; send them forth in freedom.”
Rudolf Steiner, Founder of Waldorf Education



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