• 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.


Year 5

  • Jess Quilligotti 2016

    Jess Quiligotti

    Year 5 Leader and Teacher

    Jess Quiligotti

    I am originally from Manchester, England and have also spent a few years living near London while studying at university. I moved to Chicago in August 2015 and have loved experiencing a new city. I really enjoy traveling to lots of new places in America and seeing all the different sights this country has to offer! Outside of teaching, I have spent many years training as an allstar cheerleading athlete. I have coached and trained competitively and have had the honor of representing England at the Cheerleading World Championships in Orlando, Florida for four years. I love running the cheerleading club at BISC Lincoln Park alongside Ms. Penner, and it’s great teaching children how to stunt, jump, dance and tumble!

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  • Kristen Bethell 2016

    Kristen Bethell

    Year 5 Teacher

    Kristen Bethell

    I grew up in a lovely area of England called Ascot until the age of 18 when I moved to study in the seaside city of Brighton. I loved living by the sea and thoroughly enjoy any water-based activities, such as swimming and kayaking. For the past 5 years, I have been living in East London where I completed my PGCE at Goldsmiths University. Since graduating I have taught for 4 years at a wonderful London primary school. Living in another major city excites me, and I cannot wait to see what Chicago has in store! Moving to the US has always been a dream of mine, and I am thrilled to be working at such a fantastic school.

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  • Matt Gregory 2016

    Matt Gregory

    Year 5 Teacher

    Matt Gregory

    I grew up in London and, after finishing my degree, I took a range of jobs in the city before deciding to enter the teaching profession. My wife is from Michigan, we met when we were both working as summer camp counselors in Maine, and we married in 2009, staying in London for 3 years before making the move across the Atlantic to Chicago. I am a West Ham fan and run the supporters' club here in the city. There are plenty of reasons to like Chicago, but the one thing I love is that it is made up so many different people and cultures from across the globe, creating a culturally rich environment that you can see and hear and feel.

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  • Jorge Abarca 2016

    Jorge Abarca

    Student Aid Support Team Member

    Jorge Abarca

    I was born and raised in Chicago, but I enjoy traveling to new cities in the U.S. I love Chicago because of the population's diversity and the variety of food available here. We enjoy a great spectrum of weather too!

    I believe learning should be personalized to each student in order to achieve success. Each child's needs are different and we must be cognizant of how best to tailor our methods and strategies, in order to benefit the child. There will always be a child or children that require that additional step or push and we must be prepared.

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