Hello – we came across news that Bennett Day School is adding 8th and 9th grade next year. Seems to be an interesting concept – very progressive school that has a completely different teaching methodology, similar to High Tech High in San Diego. We’re not very familiar with the school or how it compares? Obviously there is some risk in being the initial class that they start with. Does anyone have any thoughts or opinions they would care to share?
It’s definitely worth a visit as Bennett is putting some great resources in to their new upper school. Their head of upper school came from Parker and has a strong vision for the curriculum and is well supported in executing it from administration. They have planned partnerships with both corporate and academic partners for outside resources, internships and mentoring. The build-out is finishing up so you can see the facilities soon but it will take a few years to grow in to a full high school so first families will be helping to influence the program as it matures.