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Innovation & Entrepreneurship at Baker Business School

Two months of hard work and innovation culminated Dec. 12 as Baker fourth- and fifth-grade students brought to market the products they developed from scratch during their semester-long Baker Business School project.

Strong Showing for Middle School Math Team

Congratulations to the Middle School math team on a great showing at the fifth annual junior high mathematics competition at Regina Dominican High School on Dec. 5. Anika, Ben, Ezra, Madeleine, and Zachary showed their problem-solving, algebra, and geometry skills in competition with approximately 40 students from schools across Chicagoland, with Ezra and Zachary tying

Holiday Shopping Event Brings Baker Community Together

Baker parents, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends kicked off the holiday season Dec. 4 with a shopping fundraiser at Wilmette boutique Lad & Lassie, enjoying fun, fellowship, and a few light bites while supporting our school. Thank you to everyone who made the event such a success!

Meet Our Faculty: Rachel Sun

“After nearly a decade of teaching math, I cannot imagine finding more joy in another topic. I make up math problems for myself when I’m out for a long run.”

Stage Adaptation Allows Students to Explore Complex Issues Through Art and Literature

Fourth- and fifth-grade students shared their work in creating their own stage adaptation of the novel Esperanza Rising, performing a musical play for family and friends on Nov. 18 in Carlson Auditorium. Students collaborated to write the script and lyrics and compose some of their own music over the course of many weeks this fall

Middle School Students Host Annual Thanksgiving Feast

Middle School students hosted a luncheon feast for more than 100 classmates, faculty, and staff on the last day before Thanksgiving break, starting the meal by sharing aloud the gifts for which they are thankful.

5 Reasons We Always Go Outside to Play

It’s raining, there are puddles everywhere, the wind is blowing and it’s cold! But if you look out on the playgrounds at Baker, you will find children of all ages playing outside. Why do we go outside every day? The time we spend outside every day is an important part of our daily schedules. Outdoor play

Meet Our Faculty: Stefanie Gehrig

“I hope my students will learn they are the architects of their own future. They can choose to be the change they want to see in the world.”

Trees Research Takes Second-Graders All Over Campus

Second-graders in Mrs. Rothschild’s class began the semester by studying the science of trees, learning about germination, seed dispersal, pollination, habitats, and the cycle of plants before embarking on a research project about trees on the Baker campus. Students worked in small groups to survey, identify, and catalog nearly 100 trees on our campus; wrote

Exploring Ecology and History at the Indiana Dunes

Baker sixth-graders explored the ecology and history of one of the most biodiverse areas on earth during a three-day trip to the Indiana Dunes Learning Center on Oct. 28-30. Students combined discovery, adventure, and fun with math, science, and social studies, learning about the natural and cultural history of the dunes, the interconnection of human