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

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    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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Independence is Key

Since joining the community at BISC-LP this year, I have been endlessly surprised by the curiosity and ambition of all the students. Every week, when the students come in for their library sessions, I get the opportunity to have conversations about the topics that spark their imaginations and help them find materials to pursue their interests further.

Even more impressive, however, has been their independence. In the recent weeks, Key Stage 2 has been given the responsibility of shelving their own library books during sessions. Through this, they have learned the logic of how libraries are organized, how certain subject areas relate or differ, and the value of the old saying “everything has its place.”

Key stage 1 has been just as exciting and ambitious. During free reading, I often find small groups reading stories to each other and sharing their thoughts about the books. We often run a “show and tell” style session during library time, where I ask students to share why they picked certain books. This has helped them build an accurate vocabulary to explain their opinions on books, pushing beyond initial likes or dislikes. I am excited to see how these projects develop throughout the year!

-Tom King, Librarian