About Us

Baker Demonstration School is the independent school on Chicago’s north shore that is nationally recognized for excellence in progressive education. At Baker, we believe in attending to the whole child: the physical, social, emotional, and cultural development that will give a child the stamina, skills and ethical framework for success in life.

At the heart of our progressive approach to education is a challenging, hands-on curriculum that incorporates fine arts, physical education, outdoor education, and service learning. Passionate and experienced teachers and low student-to-teacher ratios ensure that our students’ individual strengths and challenges are well understood.

The value of a Baker education is nowhere more evident than in the accomplishments of our graduates. Their success in high school and achievements in academia, the arts, and service reaffirms our commitment to providing our students with a progressive approach to education that is both student-centered and intellectually rigorous. Lessons learned at Baker ensure that our graduates aren’t just ready for high school. They’re ready for everything.

Dan Schwartz
Head of School