• Our Lincoln Park Campus

    Our state-of-art facilities will inspire our children to be ambitious.


  • Dedicated and Inspiring

    Our teachers are recruited for their ability to nurture lifelong learners and inspire each and every student


  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our approach to learning gives each individual student the skills to thrive


  • 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

    parent and child at British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

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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

    girls playing soccer at the British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

  • Lifelong Values through Skills Development

    The benefits of physical activity extend beyond the gym and work towards children’s inspiration and growth.


Kristen Bethell

Kristen Bethell 2016

Year 5 Teacher

I grew up in a lovely area of England called Ascot until the age of 18 when I moved to study in the seaside city of Brighton. I loved living by the sea and thoroughly enjoy any water-based activities, such as swimming and kayaking. For the past 5 years, I have been living in East London where I completed my PGCE at Goldsmiths University. Since graduating I have taught for 4 years at a wonderful London primary school. Living in another major city excites me, and I cannot wait to see what Chicago has in store! Moving to the US has always been a dream of mine, and I am thrilled to be working at such a fantastic school.

My teaching philosophy is based upon the belief that each child is unique and will learn in an individual manner. As a teacher, it is vital that I get to know every student inside out. This allows me to tap into their own interests, as a way to engage and create an excitement towards learning. Children are enthused when have ownership over their learning and understand that it is tailored towards them. Each lesson must reflect the various ways that children learn and allow every single student to make progress.

  • Universities Attended: Sussex University, Goldsmiths University of London
  • Degrees Earned: BA Film Studies, Primary PGCE
  • Professional Development Experiences: Enrichment & Out of School Hours Leaning Co-Ordinator