• Our Lincoln Park Campus

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


  • Dedicated and Inspiring

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


  • Highest Quality Learning

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


  • Love to Learn

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


  • Join Our Family

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

    parent and child at British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

  • Stay Connected

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


  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

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

    girls playing soccer at the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

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


Foundation Stages

Our preschool curriculum for ages 2-5 (Pre-Nursery, Nursery and Reception), based on principles of learning through play, not only acts as a transition between home and school, but also starts your child off with the learning habits necessary to become a successful lifelong learner.

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Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum at BISCLP

At BISCLP we recognize that children grow and develop significantly in their earliest years and that in order to facilitate this development we must provide an engaging, stimulating environment which contains many learning opportunities and occasions for children to practice and consolidate their skills.

The Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) gives children age 2-5 the best possible start in life, enabling them to develop to their fullest potential their personalities, talents and abilities. The curriculum comprises of three Prime Areas of learning which structure the fundamental educational attributes children must acquire to become critical thinkers and problem solvers. This is combined with four Specific Areas of learning and these areas integrate essential skills and knowledge such as reading, writing and math into the curriculum. The EYFS also provides opportunities for highly skilled practitioners to scaffold children in evolving through the Characteristics of Effective Learning which are fundamental elements of an active and motivated learner.

The Prime Areas of the curriculum are Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED) which embodies self-confidence and self-awareness and also socialization skills. Communication and Language (CAL) which involves expressive and receptive language skills and finally Physical Development which facilitates fine motor and gross motor dexterity, Health and self-care and also pencil control and writing. These aspects of the curriculum are prerequisites to expedite children's learning in the Specific Areas.

The Specific Areas of learning include essential skills and knowledge for children to participate successfully in today and tomorrow’s society, these include Math, Literacy, Understanding the World and Expressive Art and Design.  Math focuses on numbers, calculations and shape, space and measure. Literacy includes Reading, Writing, Phonics and story-telling. Expressive Art and Design gives children lots of opportunities to be creative with a variety of media and materials and Understanding the World investigates our environment, technology and changes.

Children experience every aspect of the curriculum every day at BISC LP as we are passionate about the impact of high quality, well delivered early years education. Our teachers are extremely proficient in providing challenging opportunities for children to learn and grow together and preparing our youngest children to love learning and to become life- long learners.

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