Our Mission

Our Mission – What We Do

We champion an exemplary progressive education, which cultivates an intrinsic motivation to learn, values differences, nurtures the whole person, and encourages courageous choices.

Our Vision – Why We Do It

Baker is widely recognized as the leading progressive school in the greater Chicago area that graduates students who love to learn, cherish the journey, and serve the world.

Our Core Values – What We Believe

Progressive Excellence. Children learn best by active construction of understanding, in collaboration with others, through integrated and rigorous academic and artistic curricula.

Partnership. Compassionate and respectful relationships between students, teachers and families create a nurturing community. Baker graduates know how to work with others to accomplish combined and individual goals.

Individuality. Each child’s unique insights yield a stronger learning environment and a more compassionate and thoughtful student. Baker students discover who they are and how they learn, and that others have different yet equal qualities.

Wholeness. Engaging a student’s mind, heart and hands creates a knowledgeable, wise student, ready for world challenges. A Baker graduate is a grounded, productive, curious and creative citizen, ready to embrace the challenges of high school, college and beyond.

Diversity. We celebrate individual, family and cultural differences. We graduate students with a deep understanding and appreciation for diversity in all respects.