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Bennett Day School

PK-8 private school company dedicated to advancing creativity, innovation, and the development of lifelong learners and leaders.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Education
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2012
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

Bennett Day School is a PK-8 independent school company with its first location set to open in the heart of Chicago. It creates a child-centered program based on ideas from those of Reggio Emilia, cognitive understanding inherent to multiple intelligences, and global and social awareness central in place-based education. We are a student, faculty, and family body devoted to academic and socially responsible learning and doing.


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    Kate Cicchelli
    Principal, Chief Academic Officer, and Co-Founder

    A former teacher leader at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago where she served in elected and appointed positions as one of four staff members responsible for administering staff professional development, admissions, and hiring. Prior to Parker, Kate held teaching and leadership roles at North Shore Country Day and Park West Cooperative. Kate holds an M.Ed from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a B.A. in English from Kenyon College.

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    CEO and Co-Founder

    Former VP at CHS Capital in Chicago where he created the education investing practice. Served on the board at Royall, the leading direct marketer to college applicants. Treasurer at Namaste Charter School. Prior to CHS, with JH Whitney and TSG Capital in New York. A licensed attorney, Cameron holds a B.S. in Economics from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania as well as J.D. and M.B.A. degrees from Northwestern University.

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    Shuchi Sharma
    Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

    She was a Co-Founder and General Manager of ADI Pediatric, a child-centered behavioral health and wellness practice in Arlington Heights, Illinois. She holds a B.S.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.A. in Italian from Middlebury College, and an M.B.A. from the IESE Business School in Spain.