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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

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

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  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

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Nichola Arnott

Nichola Arnott | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Year 4 Teacher

I joined the school in August 2018 after moving from our Nord Anglia School in Guangzhou, China, where I had been living for 3 years. I have a passion for international teaching, and I am pleased to say that this is my fourth international post. I love living in Chicago and all of the things the city has to offer!


I studied a BSC (Hons) in Behavioural Science at the University of Dundee, where I developed a passion for child development. After completing the course, I worked as a learning representative for the communicator’s workers union in BT. Through this role, we worked in line with a local college to develop a learning center and offer the employees evening course to develop their lifelong learning skills. This led me to develop my passion for teaching and I decided to complete my PGDE in Primary Education at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.

For me, working with children is a passion first and a profession second. Over my teaching career I have developed a philosophy of valuing each child as an individual, as well as part of a community. I aim to give children as many learning opportunities and experiences as possible in order to engage, motivate and equip them with lifelong learning skills. I believe a ‘hands on’, child-centered, challenging and creative curriculum is essential in developing children’s skills, knowledge and their role as global citizens of the future.

  • Universities Attended: University of Strathclyde, Glasgow 
  • Degrees Earned: PGCE Primary Education 
  • Certifications Earned: BSc (Hons) Behavioural Science