• 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.


James Haenes

James Haenes 2016

Director of Communications

I moved to Chicago over a decade ago and love everything this city has to offer. I'm an avid reader here, love to travel around the world, and happiest when I've got my headphones plugged in, staring out at the beach somewhere.

Professionally speaking, I have more than ten years marketing & communications experience with a specialty in digital & social media as well as web & video production. Through my work, I've had the opportunity to attend youth conferences and festivals from Mexico City to the Czech Republic, inspiring students to become future leaders on the global stage. In addition, I have a MA in humanities (writing, communications, analysis) and a BA in literary studies (minor in education) from the University of Texas at Dallas. As the 2016 to 2017 academic school year approaches, I'm especially proud to be a part of Mrs. Curtis's exceptionally gifted team of senior leaders, teachers, specialists, and support staff. 


As a Nord Anglia Education team member, it's a distinct honor to bring together the global community with our very own Lincoln Park neighborhood through effective communications that inspire, engage, and encourage all of our families to be ambitious for our students.

Being a part of the BISC Lincoln Park team is particularly meaningful to me when I think of our campus's overarching mission: to provide an ever-evolving experience for ever-evolving learners. We can only accomplish this when students believe there are no limits to what they can achieve, that creativity and challenge will help them get better every day, that learning should be a personalized experience, and that they have access to global opportunities at their fingertips. I'm proud of our BISC Lincoln Park team who all ensure that this happens each and every day.

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