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  • Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire your children to be ambitious.

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  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student

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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive

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  • Love to Learn

    Our students love to learn, and our curriculum encourages inquiring minds and to always aim high

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our inclusive community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us

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  • Stay Connected

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you

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  • Keeping Track of Busy Lives

    Find out about the latest activities and developments in our school, including our new campus developments

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.

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Early Years Application

We are delighted that you are considering British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park for your child! If you are applying for our PreNursery, Nursery (Preschool) or Reception (Junior Kindergarten) programs, we ask that you take the following steps:

  • Book a tour or Virtual Open House | RSVP Here
  • Complete the Online Application | Apply Online 
  • Submit $100 application fee (payable online)
  • Submit all supplemental documentation: school records, family photo, Admissions Questionnaire, About Me Survey (PreNursery & Nursery), optional parent statement, optional personal recommendation. Please note all supplemental materials may be received at any point during the application process prior to the decision deadline. 
  • Attend a playdate (playdates may be postponed during the 2022-2023 admissions season due to COVID-19 regulations. 
  • Schedule a virtual parent meeting

Our Early Years Program is comprised of the following: 

PreNursery (Toddler 15 month+, 2 Year Old or Young 3s Programs)

5 days/week, 3 days/week (M/W/F), or 2 days/week (T/Th) schedules offered.
Classroom open 7:30am - 6 p.m.

Nursery (Preschool)

Full day program (currently 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., five days a week)
Morning-only program (currently 8 a.m. – 12:05 p.m., five days a week)

Please note that after school clubs and before/after care are available between 7 and 8 a.m. and between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Drop off in classroom or car line available between 8 and 8:30 a.m. 

Reception (Junior Kindergarten)

Full day program (currently 8 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., five days a week)

Please note that after school clubs and before/after care are available between 7 and 8 a.m. and between 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. Drop off in classroom or car line available between 8 and 8:30 a.m. 

Application Forms/Supplemental Documentation 

Important Dates

Application Deadline

Financial Aid

Notification of Admissions Decision

Enrollment Contract Due

Regular Decision: January 14, 2022

(applications are accepted after deadline, space and notification timeline will vary)

Regular: January 21, 2022

Regular: Pre Nursery & Nursery – February 4, 2022

Reception – Year 6 February 25, 2022

Regular: PreNursery & Nursery - March 4, 2022

Reception – Year 6 March 18, 2022

Early Action*/BISC Sibling: December 3, 2021



Early Action/Sibling: December 3, 2021



Early Action/Sibling: December 17, 2021



Early Action/Sibling: See dates above.



Early Action is an option for families who are interested in a shorter admissions process and believe BISC Lincoln Park is their first choice school. In addition to an expedited process this provides an option to secure enrollment in your desired grade. Early Action is available only for Nursery - Year 6 applicants.

Our admissions season begins on September 1 and continues through the spring. Our Open Houses take place in November and January, and tours are held September – March. Parent meetings are scheduled as applications are received.

Families reeroll annually during the month of February. 

Download Supplemental Documents