How to Have an Amazing Year

As we begin our 102nd year of school at Baker, we are embarking on one of the least predictable years of school that we’ve had in the last century. We acknowledge the strain of the pandemic and the racial reckonings of this summer, as well as the deep promise of the new school year and

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Baker Demonstration School Kindergarten Students Hatch Chicks

Congratulations Baker Class of 2016, ETHS Graduates 2020

We are so proud of Baker 2016 Graduates who have graduated from Evanston Township High School with distinction and commendations in the Class of 2020. Graduated with Distinction Gavin Bruggeman Andrew Cless Graduated with High Distinction Benjamin Bruns Graduated with Highest Distinction Piper Bailey Erin Buchanan Lisa Grimsted Anika Kaushikkar Allison Roche Caroline Roche Madeleine

3D printing masks for local community

Baker Middle School Arts

While it is a sensitive period in terms of the brain’s development, middle school is a time in the life of children where the opportunity for connection and creativity is infinite. Baker middle school teachers deeply love the age – its attending worries, moments of awkwardness, and opportunities for joy – and care for students’

Stand-up Comedian Turned Teacher: Alex Haines

Even though Baker is locally situated on Chicago’s North Shore, its history and teaching practices have a national reputation. Many teachers come to Baker early in their career and are deeply influenced by the experience of teaching in such a unique progressive school. In upcoming blogs, we are excited to feature some of our alumni,

Dynamic Learning: First Graders Making Connections

  “… They started dreaming of all the Invisible Strings they have, and all the strings their friends have,and their friends have, and their friends have,until everyone in the world was connected by Invisible Strings.” (The Invisible String by Patrice Karst) First graders at Baker Demonstration School have been immersed in some really big ideas

Black Lives Matter at Baker Demonstration School

It is important to know that learning about diversity, equity and inclusion is not something that happens at specific times of the year – it happens all year! Though we are taking special time to emphasize Black Lives Matter Week in Schools and Black History Month, the majority of learning happens in response to children’s

Three Ways that Independent Schools Contribute to the Common Good

“Schools with the most freedom to act and the greatest power to affect change must not be fortresses and silos. They must be laboratories and lighthouses. And all of us, wherever we send our children, must begin to see ourselves as caretakers of all that the light can shine upon.” -Jack Schneider, How Private Schools