Baker students engage in a challenging, hands-on education: They master academic content and skills by doing, rather than being told; learn to think deeply, ask questions, and support their ideas rather than simply memorizing “correct” answers; and embrace opportunities not only to learn from teachers, but also to learn with and from one another in a nurturing community. That means not just academics, but a “whole child” focus on the social, emotional, physical, and cultural development that gives a child the skills, stamina, and ethical framework for success in life.

Meet Baker's New HOS

Read a message from Carly Andrews Baker's New Head of School!


Learn more about the Baker's Academic Programs!

Baker Quick Facts

Educating for over

99 Years


300 Students


Baker is home to a diverse community of families


Baker Quick Contacts Directory

Denise Boswell, Assistant Head of School for Enrollment Management/Academic Innovation
Phone – 847-425-5813
Fax – 847-425-5801
Shila Tuchman, Office Director/Exec. Assistant – Head of School
Nancy Perla, PLĀ Director/ Summer Camp
Phone – 847-425-5800
Fax – 847-425-5801
Arona Puttrich, Director of Operations and Finance

Janine Brown, Assistant to Director of Operations and Finance/Registrar
Gena Johnson, Director of External Relations
Merle Scharmann, Division Coordinator, Early Childhood and Primary
847-425-5800 ext 5875

Jackie Haug, Division Coordinator, Intermediate and Middle School
847-425-5800 ext 5874
Gena Johnson, Director of External Relations
Nancy Perla, PLĀ Director/ Summer Camp
Hannah Schutter, Director of Student Life

Baker Quick Connect

Baker Demonstration School is now accepting applications for 2018-19.  The deadline for early decision notification is January 31, 2018. Space is limited in some grade levels. Prospective families are encouraged to submit all application materials  by the January 31, 2018 deadline.