JOINING OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

We are delighted you are considering British International School, Lincoln Park for your child’s education. 

When you come to apply with us there are a few things you need to have and steps to take before you join the family. These requirements and documents vary by age and we’re flexible about the order they’re completed in. Additionally, we also offer a totally virtual process for any families not local to Chicago.

 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR PRE-NURSERY AND EARLY YEARS
 
Online Application form ($100) 
Pre-Nursery/Nursery “All About Me” Form (required for Reception applicant if not in school) 
School progress reports if applicable
School Tour and Parent meeting 
Student Visit (dependent on applicant) 

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR YEARS 1–6 

Application checklist: Years 1–6 
Online Application form ($100) 
School progress reports 
School Tour and Parent meeting 
Student Visit 

OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS

Personal Recommendations


Personal Recommendations are optional. A Personal Recommendation often provides an additional perspective, allowing the Admissions team to get to know the applicant and/or applicant’s family better. Please note that these forms can be sent in at any point during the application process. You can submit them via mail or as an attachment to an email, admissions@bischicagolp.org.  

· Optional Personal Reccomendation

Parent Statement

Parent Statements are optional. All applicant families will have an opportunity to meet with a member of the Admissions Office as part of the application process and are welcome to share any additional information by submitting a parent statement. Please note that these forms can be sent in at any point during the application process. You can submit them via mail or as an attachment to an email, admissions@bischicagolp.org  

· Optional Parent Statement

Family Photo

Please feel free to send us a copy of a recent family photo to attach to your child’s application. You can either upload as part of your online application or email an electronic copy to admissions@bischicagolp.org.


AGE REQUIREMENTS & GRADES

Please reference the below chart to determine which US Grade and UK year group your child is eligible for based on their current age. Please contact the Admissions Team with any questions regarding appropriate placement for your child. 

The following chart details age requirements and grades for admission for the 2022-2023 school year.

Please note that children can enroll in Pre-Nursery as soon as they turn 15 months, depending on availability.

Birth Date

Age

US Grade

UK Year Group

School Stage

Sept 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2020

2-3

Two Year Old

Pre-Nursery

Foundation

Sept 1, 2018 - Aug 31, 2019

3-4

Pre-School

Nursery

Foundation

Sept 1, 2017 - Aug 31, 2018

4-5

Junior Kindergarten

Reception

Sept 1, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017

5-6

Kindergarten

Year 1

Primary School

Sept 1, 2015 - Aug 31, 2016

6-7

Grade 1

Year 2

Sept 1, 2014 - Aug 31, 2015

7-8

Grade 2

Year 3

Sept 1, 2013 - Aug 31, 2014

8-9

Grade 3

Year 4

Sept 1, 2012 - Aug, 31, 2013

9-10

Grade 4

Year 5

Sept 1, 2011 - Aug 31, 2012

10-11

Grade 5

Year 6

Grades 6-12/Year 7-13 are located at the South Loop Campus. Upon completion of Year 6 at the Lincoln Park campus, students matriculate directly to Year 7 at the South Loop without any additional admissions process.