OUR SCHOOL

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.

Meet Our Principal

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. 

BISC - South Loop Academic Calendar 2021-2022

Autumn Half-Term Break
Monday Oct 11 to Friday Oct 15 2021
School Closed: Thanksgiving Holiday
Monday Nov 22 to Friday Nov 26 2021
End of Autumn Term
Friday Dec 17 2021
Winter Break
Monday Dec 20 2021 to Monday Jan 03 2022
School Closed: Staff Training Day
Tuesday Jan 04 2022
Spring Term Begins
Wednesday Jan 05 2022
School Closed: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
Monday Jan 17 2022
Parent Consultation Day (Secondary) Normal day for Primary
Thursday Feb 17 2022
Secondary and Primary Consultation Day
Friday Feb 18 2022
Spring Half-Term Break
Monday Feb 21 to Friday Feb 25 2022
School Closed: Staff Training Day
Monday Feb 28 2022
End of Spring Term
Friday Apr 08 2022
Spring Break
Monday Apr 11 to Friday Apr 22 2022
Summer Term Begins
Monday Apr 25 2022
Summer Half-Term Break
Monday May 30 to Wednesday Jun 01 2022
End of Summer Term
Friday Jun 24 2022