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  • Highest Quality Learning

    Our personalized approach engages and challenges students, empowering them to reach their highest potential.

    High Quality Learning

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    We welcome you to join our vibrant, international community of learners.


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    Early Years Learning

  • Exceptional Teachers

    Our highly qualified, energetic and experienced staff is focused on developing children's unique learning styles.

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  • Our Unique School Day

    BISC-SL students love coming to school, the day is always inspiring.

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  • Join Our Family

    We welcome you to our BISC-SL community. From day one, you and your child will feel at home with us.

    BISC-SL Community

  • Go, Bulldogs!

    Our varied athletics programming fosters sportsmanship, competition and discipline.

    BISC-SL Athletics

  • Join a Virtual Discovery Meeting

    Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of our school – but with school closures and travel restrictions around the world, a Virtual Discovery meeting is the next best thing.

    Virtual School

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Personalized education to students from age 3 - 18 under one roof. Our convenient access to family-friendly neighborhoods and renowned cultural landmarks is what sets us apart from other Chicago private schools.

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  • Virtual Open House
  • Quality Education
    Empowering Global Citizenship

    Kids around the world are coming together to help save children’s lives, fight for their rights, and help them fulfill their potential. Our students are working with UNICEF to help raise awareness around the rights of children and the UN Sustainable Development Goals

  • MIT - STEAM Program
    Our M.I.T. Collaboration

    We take an innovative hands-on, cross-functional approach to teaching science and technology. Our STEAM curriculum is an interdisciplinary program that allows your child to develop transferable skills needed for the 21st century.

  • Juilliard - BISC-South Loop
    Performing Arts with Juilliard

    As part of our commitment to inspire your child, we have collaborated with one of the world's leading performing arts conservatory, The Juilliard School. Through this exclusive curriculum, we unlock your child's love for learning and give them transferable skills for future success.

Why choose our school?

We inspire your child to achieve more. Your child will learn with students around the world on our Global Campus, embrace music and dance in our collaboration with Juilliard, and turn ideas into reality through our innovative approach to the sciences with MIT.

School Highlights

Languages Taught

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Mandarin




Languages of Instruction

  • English


  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago International Primary Curriculum
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago English National Curriculum
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago IGCSE
  • British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago International Baccalaureate

Maximum Students


School Type

Day School

Age Range

3 - 18

Facilities Highlights

  • Two art studios
  • Soccer pitch
  • 3 Music studios
  • Science Wing and Design & Engineering
Student to Teacher Ratio


Average Class Size


Our Family

Parents choose a Nord Anglia education because we offer academic, social and personal success for every student. Through opportunities to learn from the best, experiences beyond the ordinary, and the encouragement to achieve more than what they thought possible, we help our students succeed anywhere through our unique global educational offer. We do all this by investing in our people, our schools, and above all, our students.

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02 August 2021

NAE-UNICEF Summit 2021: Inspiring each other as student advocates

In this blog, Aini Zhou, a student at Dover Court International Scho...

06 July 2021

British International School of Chicago, South Loop Announces Highest IBDP Scores in School History

We are delighted to announce the phenomenal results of our 2021 Inte...

2021 International Baccalaureate Diploma
13 January 2021

BISC-South Loop Middle School students win 12 awards at AMC8

On Thursday, November 12, Year 7, Year 8, and Year 9 students Britis...

22 December 2020

Virtual Games - 2020

The Virtual Games concluded this weekend with nail-biting FIFA 20, M...

Virtual Games 2020

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British International School of Chicago, South Loop

161 W. 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605

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