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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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Judith Scholes

Judith Scholes | British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park

Learning Resource Leader

Originally born in the North of England and moving frequently both within the UK and internationally, our family relocated to Chicago in 2012 as a result of my husband’s job. We have all embraced living in the "Second City," constantly awed by the skyline, the waterfront, and the many opportunities for new experiences. I have especially enjoyed running along the lakeshore, live storytelling, and rowing with my daughter’s crew team on the river. At home, a menagerie of musical instruments is a key component of family life, inspiring our eclectic musical tastes.


After pursuing other careers, I retrained as a teacher in 2006 and subsequently worked in both public and private schools. As well as teaching across different key stages, I have enjoyed roles as Head of Year, leading Modern Foreign Languages, Math and English, and most recently being Director of Curriculum Studies. Initially moving to Chicago without a U.S. work visa , I completed a Masters in Educational Leadership in 2017; this allowed me a deeper insight into educational practice in the U.S and an opportunity to explore different philosophies around teaching and learning. I did, however, miss being in the classroom, and so was thrilled to join BISC-LP. I am excited to lead the Learning Resources Team, working with children and adults across the school to meet individual learning needs and to support emotional and social wellbeing. I am particularly invested in ensuring that all children are given opportunities for discovering their own unique talents and skills; this sense of self-worth will lead to greater long-term success, in learning and in life. As a linguist and a passionate traveler, I enjoy being part of a truly global network of schools that embrace a holistic approach to education. 


  • Universities Attended: Bristol University, St. Mary's University, Twickenham, DePaul University
  • Degrees Earned: BA (Hons) MFL, PGCE, M.A Educational Leadership