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School Daze

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British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park's Principal, Mel Curtis, was featured in a recent edition of Chicago Woman, discussing the benefits of the private school option. 

Here's an excerpt.

THE PRIVATE SCHOOL OPTION

Be ambitious. That is the common thread that runs through all aspects of British International School of Chicago in Lincoln Park. Mel Curtis, Principal of BISC Lincoln Park, describes the educational experience students receive as a “personalized education that creates a purposeful and meaningful experience. Our school is passionate about giving opportunities to explore more than just math and science.” Making the effort to get to know all of the students and what they do outside of school is important to determining what they need while in the classroom. Curtis says that a common question she is asked is how BISC Lincoln Park tests students. “Assessment happens every day,” she says. “Our children are adept at challenging themselves, and our school has an all-around approach to learning, including character building and teaching them to be able to communicate with both adults and children.”

Like many schools, BISC Lincoln Park wants to teach their children to be globally-minded and able to make a difference in the world. Curtis mentions that BISC Lincoln Park has a program for older students to travel to Tanzania to work with students there and learn to be compassionate international citizens.

An important part of the BISC Lincoln Park curriculum is the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, math) corridor for their 2-11 year old students. An all-integrated, interdisciplinary program, the campus includes a science lab, a library, an arts studio, a drama room, maker space, and a robotics studio. According to Curtis, the arts component in STEAM learning is crucial. “If you ignore the arts element, you have let children down. You have to have a much bigger perception of what the arts can do.” BISC Lincoln Park recently announced a collaboration with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to further enhance the school’s STEAM program in the form of classroom challenges that focus on the intersections between the five disciplines

For the full article, read more here