Welcome to Baker

For over 100 years, Baker Demonstration School has been educating preschool – 8th grade children hailing from Chicago, the North Shore and around the globe. Our diverse, multilingual community is committed to our evidence-based approach to progressive education.
Our child-centered approach ensures that each child is uniquely nurtured—creating expressive, compassionate students that are eager to help shape the world and truly love learning at Baker.

An education that puts children in the driver’s seat

Benefits of a Baker Education

Love of Learning


Adapting to what life brings is grounded in solution-focused design thinking, modeled by our highly-trained faculty who partner with your child as co-learners.


Essential to success in high school and college is the norm here, as curricula are driven by your child’s imagination and adapted to their unique needs.


The ability to see the experience of others in collaborative work and problem-solving, is at the heart of socially-conscious project-based learning at Baker.


Your student’s ever-deepening growth and development is communicated through detailed written reports, not merely an impersonal letter grade.

At Baker, your child’s teachers will nurture their innate love of learning, challenge them to adapt creatively to solve real problems, encourage them to advocate for their own needs and develop the empathy to advocate for others. This leads to not only academic growth, but deep social and emotional growth as well.

More Ways to Explore Baker

You can download our viewbook, featuring our beautiful, 100-year-old campus, facilities, and images of our learning community working together in the spirit of exploration.