• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Stacking for Success!

I am frequently asked how I became interested in Speed Stacking and whether twelve cups and a timer mat can really equate to fun! Quite fascinated by the cups when I was introduced to them in 2009, I was impressed at how quickly very young children (and even an ageing Mr. Burr) could master 3-3-3, 3-6-3 and the cycle routines. I was addicted!

So when I introduced Speed Stacking at BISC Lincoln Park in September, I was eager to visit classrooms to promote my club as I knew that students of all ages could experience success remarkably quickly. I soon discovered that many students were eager to stack and see who could stack the fastest! A new club was born.

I have witnessed how much physical exertion can be expended with a simple set of 12 cups and a highly motivated mindset. At the request of the students, a BISC Lincoln Park ‘leaderboard’ (top of the stairs on the second floor) was added to create an element of healthy competition. At my club there is not only the thrill of being the ‘fastest’ stacker, but also genuine admiration for anyone who stacks a personal best – we encourage high fives and plenty of cheering!

Our recent participation at the Wisconsin State Junior Olympics Qualifier highlighted to our students how determination, focus, and practice often leads to success. Our students’ commitment, in a short space of time, was rewarded as we left our first competition with an impressive array of medals, ribbons and most importantly, personal best times and individual world rankings! Congratulations to our inaugural team: Vitor C, Davi C, Charlotte K, Chloe L, Luis P and Murray G. We are already counting down to the Illinois State Speed Stacking Championship in May.

Visit www.speedstacks.com to find out more.

Happy Stacking! 

Mr. Burr is the Deputy Headteacher at BISC Lincoln Park. 

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