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  • Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our 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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With Values, Students Succeed For Life

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The way we talk to children becomes their inner voice – Peggy O’Mara

I remember towards the end of high school going for my first job interview and my brother giving me some advice. As he simply put it, "Eye contact, smile, firm handshake." This was not necessarily the advice I was looking for, but I took and it proved successful, as they say, first impressions count. 

At BISC Lincoln Park we place high regard in academic achievement and rigor, but we also recognize the importance of building character and values within our students. As adults, modeling and demonstrating life skills to children is key. When we speak to one another, we make eye contact. When we want to speak to someone who is in the middle of a conversation, we wait patiently. When someone holds the door for us, we say, "Thank you." We do all these things because they are based on showing respect for one another. Respect is just one of the many values that is part of our unique personal and social development curriculum.

Such lessons may seem arbitrary, but these are life skills. Skills which unfortunately can be neglected in the rush of everyday life. Our students are taught to succeed for life in the wider world because something as simple of being able to make eye contact when speaking to another could turn into that first successful job interview. As a community, when we work together, we grow stronger and what a wonderful environment that is for a child to grow and learn in. 

Douglas McNeill is the Learning Resource leader for BISC Lincoln Park.