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The Baker Difference:
Love to Learn, Learn to Thrive.

When your child is invited to explore whatever they imagine, guided by academic goals, given the tools to innovate, taught how to solve problems through collaboration, shown empathy and patience, and valued for who they are, they develop a love of learning that enables them to thrive, no matter what the future brings.

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Early Childhood

Curiosity Launches Here
Teacher and student learn through experimental play

How We Learn

  • Play-based Activities
  • Inquiry-driven Exploration
  • Individualized Attention
  • Indoor and Outdoor Play

Primary

Creativity Lives Here
Students working together on a hands-on activity

How We Learn

  • Child-centered Curricula
  • Student-led Inquiry
  • Hands-on Activities
  • Personalized Learning

Intermediate

Confidence Grows Here
Teacher providing individual instruction to student

How We Learn

  • Integrative Themes
  • Collaborative Problem Solving
  • Student-led Projects
  • Empathetic Thinking

Middle School

Independence Blooms Here
Middle school student engaged in learning

How We Learn

  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Socially-conscious Projects
  • Community Partnerships
  • Advocacy for Self and Others
Independence Blooms Here
Carly Andrews

Welcome

Welcome from Our Head of School

Welcome to Baker Demonstration School, where experiential learning has been at the heart of our approach for over 100 years. Here, preschool through 8th-graders hailing from Chicago, the North Shore and around the globe become passionate learners and capable leaders.

Baker alumni are successful in high school, college and beyond. Their achievements reaffirm our commitment to providing a progressive approach to education, one that harnesses the spark of your child’s imagination to power a lifetime of exploration, empathy and innovation. 

Our approach is designed not to prepare your child for just one path that leads into an uncertain future. At Baker, we are preparing children to lead with confidence, able to adapt to whatever life brings.

Warmly,
Carly Andrews

Fast Facts

18

Average Class Size

91%

of Faculty Hold
Advanced Degrees

8:1

Student-Teacher
Ratio

27

Chicago-land
Zip Codes Represented

100%

of Baker Students
Have Recess Daily

95%

of Middle School Students Report Being “Known by Faculty”

5

Days of Physical Education
for All Grades

26%

of Students Are
Multilingual

100%

of Pre-K and K students
offered full-day option