Baker is Chicago’s North Shore leader in independent, progressive education, serving bright, creative students from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 8.

We are a school where children learn by doing.

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 give a child the skills, stamina, and ethical framework for success in life.