At Baker Demonstration School, we are transforming education so that our students can reinvent the world. Our students don’t sit behind desks and memorize facts. Rather, we believe in the power of dynamic learning.

Carly Andrews, Head of School

From preschool to 8th grade, Baker kids are taught to be curious, confident, collaborative and, most importantly, to be themselves.

Nationally recognized for educational excellence, Baker is located on the border of Evanston and Wilmette, just minutes from Chicago. From our founding and to this day, our approach is rooted in a simple, but powerful idea: an education should do more than help a child excel academically; it should prepare them to thrive throughout life, no matter how different the future may be. Click here for our downloadable School Profile.

Academic Excellence

While academic excellence is at our core, our hands-on, experiential curriculum is designed to inspire curiosity, creation, and collaboration.  We integrate studies across disciplines in thematic units, enabling children to learn critical concepts through the lens of real-world experiences.

We believe that children should be treated as individuals and are capable of shaping their own learning.  Our school culture is focused on creating an intrinsically-motivated student body, with a lifelong love of learning.

A progressive education pedagogy lies at the heart of everything we do, ensuring Baker students are active citizens and curious and critical thinkers.

And from their very first day, Baker students are encouraged to proudly share all of the wonderful things that make them who they are. Because we believe that success never has to come at the expense of losing what makes you uniquely you.

What are the outcomes of a Baker education?

Baker students love to learn, they’re resilient when faced with adversity, and they’re comfortable expressing themselves creatively. They leave Baker with a strong ethical framework that helps guide their choices. These are the qualities that will help them grow into the next generation of passionate thinkers, inventors and change-makers. And it’s the very reason our graduates go on to excel academically at highly selective high schools and colleges.

That’s the power of a Baker education.

Learn more about the dynamic learning environments in our Early Childhood (Preschool – Kindergarten), Primary (Grades 1-3), Intermediate (Grades 4-5) and Middle School (Grades 6-8.)