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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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Saajidah Patel

Claire Smith | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Nursery Teacher

I am from a town called Blackburn in Lancashire. I studied Child Care and became a qualified Nursery Nurse. I then studied further at Liverpool Hope University and became a qualified teacher with Early Years as my specialty. After completing my teaching degree, I did a post graduate in Early Years Professional Status. I then taught in Liverpool for four years in a school where I gained many valuable skills and experiences.

I moved to Chicago in 2015 and am still discovering the big city. I have played many roles within the school and have taught across all ages. I love teaching Nursery and look forward to spending another year with some of our younger students.

I believe in offering an interactive learning experience that engages students to help them flourish and engage in their surroundings. I am passionate about making education enjoyable as well as providing challenge!