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  • 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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    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.



  • Charmaine Lyons

    Charmian Lyons

    Music Leader

    Charmian Lyons

    I was born in Kingston Upon Hull where I grew up playing various musical instruments from an early age. Some years later, I moved to Sheffield to pursue a bachelor's degree in music. Following my time at university, I moved to London and worked in the music industry for five years before relocating again to Manchester where I trained to be a teacher at the Royal Northern College of Music. Having previously held the position Head of Music at BISC Lincoln Park and been heavily involved in the Juilliard-Nord Anglia Performing Arts Programme, I am excited to rejoin the BISC-LP team and return to Chicago, a stunning city which I have come to consider my second home.I really enjoy working with such a friendly, talented, and supportive staff team here at BISC-LP . The pupils are great and there are many fun activities and events that take place at school. It can be a busy place but staff are always ready and willing to help each other out.

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  • Anna Ostler 2016

    Anna Ostler

    Music Specialist, Part Time

    Anna Ostler

    I love the variety that primary teaching offers and I enjoy working within a committed team and using my creative skills to motivate and inspire our pupils.  Working at the British School of Chicago, Lincoln Park allows me to combine my teaching and creative skills with my passion for music.  It is a highly rewarding experience to share the school’s outstanding musical resources with all of our talented and motivated children who, above all, are excited to explore and learn. 

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  • Fiona Donnellan 2016

    Fiona Donnellan-Skinner

    Music Teacher, Part Time

    Fiona Donnellan-Skinner

    My name is Fiona Donnellan-Skinner. I have grown up in Chiswick in West London. I have worked in a West London School for 5 years where I have been working in Reception. In my second year, I began to lead ICT where I developed the school website and use of a Virtual Learning Platform. My ICT leadership led to joining the middle management team for 3 years as well as leading Reception for one year.

    Music has always been a big part of my life. I worked in a range of schools teaching the Key Stage 2 Wider Opportunities Programme where I taught the violin, clarinet and guitar. In 2016, I have also supported the development of the Mini-Music Makers program for students aged 4-5 years old. It is an opportunity for students to make music through singing and playing instruments, which leads to introducing stringed instruments and eventually becomes the focus of musical learning for each child.

    I am a committed and enthusiastic teacher who believes in inspiring students to become life-long learners and develop skills to best equip them for successful lives now and in the future. I believe that it is important for students to be happy and secure in their learning environments because they are more likely to achieve their potential. It is important for have high expectations of my students, as I want them to believe in themselves as well as encouraging fantastic attitude towards their learning.

    Chicago is a vibrant city, and it was an unmissable opportunity to work here. I am excited and looking forward to the adventure ahead.

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  • Thomas Liddle 2016

    Thomas Liddle

    Music Specialist

    Thomas Liddle

    I was born and grew up in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent, an area of Great Britain nicknamed The Garden Of England! I lived there with my parents and two brothers until I moved to Canterbury, where I received a bachelor’s degree in Music. In 2009, I was awarded the prestigious Larissa Lovelock scholarship for postgraduate study in Music. During this time, I was very privileged to take the role as specialist music teacher at St. Eanswythe’s C E Primary School in Folkestone.

    Away from work and music, I have a strong interest in foreign languages, cultures, and the arts in general. In my spare time, I love getting on my bike and exploring the city of Chicago, trying local delicacies and appreciating architecture and art.

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