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If you’re ready to experience a school community in which your child will be seen, heard and valued – you’ll feel right at home here.

    Admission Events

    Tour Tuesdays

    Every Tuesday during the school year, at 9 a.m., Baker offers School Tours. This is the perfect opportunity for interested parents to see Baker in action during the school day. RSVP here.

    Personalized tours

    An admission representative will walk you around campus and answer your questions about Baker at a date and time that is convenient for you. If you would like your child to tour with you, we can arrange a time after school. Schedule a tour or reach out with any questions at (847) 425-5800 or

    Open Houses

    Baker hosts admissions events throughout the year that help you get to know us!




    Past Virtual Admissions Events


    Event: Progressive Education: Making Learning Come Alive  |  Watch Webinar Recording

    With so many options for preschool through eighth-grade students, why should parents consider progressive education? Simply put, progressive education makes learning come alive for students and fosters their deep interests about learning and the world. 

    At Baker, students learn through hands-on, experiential lessons that spark curiosity and foster a lifelong love of learning. In this webinar, learn more about progressive education and why it may be a fit for your child. At this virtual event, you’ll hear from our experts — staff and faculty with years of experience joined by parent ambassadors.

    Event: What should parents look for in a preschool? |  Watch Webinar Recording


    When it comes to finding the right preschool for a child, what should parents look for? How important is the power of play in early childhood education?

    In this webinar, Head of Baker Demonstration School Carly Andrews was in conversation with Dr. Megan Roberts, Associate Professor in the Roxelyn and Richard Pepper Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. Andrews and Roberts discussed topics related to early childhood schooling and development, including what makes a good preschool experience, myths about what learning looks like, the power of play, and the importance of relationships in the preschool setting.

    Connect with us and experience what happens when students are invited to think for themselves.

    With teachers at their side to guide and encourage them, Baker students develop a love of learning through inquiry and project-based experiences that invites them to creative solutions to all sorts of problems.

    Classrooms are dynamic, ever-changing environments.

    Child-centered education means moving at the speed of their imagination. Connect and learn how teachers daily adapt their lesson plans to build learning experiences around whatever motivates the student.

    Learning Happens Everywhere.

    Connect and learn how students engage in experiential learning on-campus and virtually – whether from inside our 24,000-volume library, media center, technology lab, outside in nature, out in the community or online.

    Students Explore and Thrive.

    Connect and learn how students actively explore their interests and thrive through clubs and co-curricular activities.

    Life is on the move.

    Connect and learn why in our learning environment students are actively engaged daily. From daily recess to movement classes to swimming to physical education classes – indoors and outdoors, students thrive in our learning continuum from preschool through 8th grade.

    Questions? Contact Admissions

    For quick answers, you might want to visit our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you have questions that require some discussion, please contact our Admissions Team.


    A Virtual Tour of Baker

    Take a virtual tour of Baker Demonstration School and learn more about the school from the people who know it best — our teachers and students.