British International School of Chicago, South Loop is proud to offer families from around the world a personalized, international education in one of Chicago's most diverse communities.
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We welcome families of all nationalities who wish their children to be educated in an internationally-minded and learning-focused environment. We stay true to our core values, have high standards for children, and offer them a wealth of academic and extracurricular activities.

Our curriculum is broadly based and tailored to meet children's individual needs. Your child will experience stimulating and purposeful learning from which they will be able to grow in self-confidence and fulfill their potential. Our high-caliber and well-qualified staff are dedicated and enthusiastic in their goal of providing children the best possible start to life in a happy, secure learning environment.

At BISC - South Loop, we highly regard our students' achievements and pride ourselves on providing a supportive and structured atmosphere. We are very well resourced and enjoy excellent teacher-to-student ratios. Because successful education relies on a partnership between the school, children, and parents, we value and encourage your involvement in order to develop strong home-school links. We also strongly encourage enrichment outside of the classroom to develop the whole learner and, as a result, offer a wide variety of art, music, and sporting activities.

Our website only offers a glimpse of our school. We would be delighted if you came to visit our South Loop Campus to see us at work and play.

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Our Community

At British International School of Chicago, South Loop, we welcome parents and students to get involved in our thriving school community and offer several opportunities for involvement.

Parent Committees

We have many committees that parents can join including the Multicultural Committee, Social Committee, and Primary Parent Community Group. These afford parents opportunities to work alongside the school and its Leadership Team, sharing ideas and suggestions for improvements within the community.

Social Events

We host events throughout the course of the year to encourage parents from across the school to get to know one another. These include monthly Parent Coffee Mornings which take place in a local coffee shop on the first Wednesday of each month, walking tours of the South Loop neighborhood for parents after school drop-off, and events at local museums.

We also have Parent Representatives within each Year group who arrange events specifically for the families within their specific Year groups. These range from weekend playdates for the children to socials for the parents.  

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BISC - South Loop Academic Calendar

Autumn Term Begins
Thursday, Aug 17, 2023
No School: Labor Day
Monday, Sep 04, 2023
Autumn Half-Term Break
Monday, Oct 09 to Friday, Oct 13, 2023
School Closed: Staff Training Day
Monday, Oct 16, 2023
Parent Consultation Day (Secondary)
Thursday, Nov 02, 2023
Parent Consultation Day (Whole School)
Friday, Nov 03, 2023
School Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday, Nov 20 to Friday, Nov 24, 2023
End of Autumn Term
Friday, Dec 15, 2023
Winter Break
Monday, Dec 18 2023 to Tuesday, Jan 02, 2024
School Closed: Staff Training Day
Wednesday, Jan 03, 2024
Spring Term Begins
Thursday, Jan 04, 2024
School Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday, Jan 15, 2024
Parent Consultation Day (Secondary)
Friday, Feb 16, 2024
Spring Half-Term Break
Monday, Feb 19 to Friday, Feb 23, 2024
Parent Consultation Day (Whole School)
Monday, Feb 26, 2024
End of Spring Term
Friday, Mar 29, 2024
Spring Break
Monday, Apr 01 to Friday, Apr 12, 2024
Summer Term Begins
Monday, Apr 15, 2024
No School: Memorial Day
Monday, May 27, 2024 00:00AM - 00:00AM
End of Summer Term
Tuesday, Jun 18, 2024
No School: Juneteenth
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024