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

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

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Primary School Admissions

We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the Primary School admissions process and help you get to know British International School of Chicago, South Loop.

Our Primary School admissions process is for children in Years 2-6 (Grades 1-5). 

Primary School children attend school 8:25 a.m. – 3:45 p.m. After-school clubs as well as before-school and after-school care are available.

Admissions Process

The Primary School admissions process consists of the following steps.

STEP 1 - Book a school tour 
We recommend parents book a school tour to explore our school with a member of the Admissions Team. You'll observe children in the classroom, learn about the admissions process and have a chance to ask questions of faculty. Request a visit today.

STEP 2 - Submit an application
Complete an online application. Applications are due Tuesday, February 1, 2022. After this initial deadline, we accept applications on a rolling basis and welcome families to submit applications. 

In addition to your application, you’ll need to submit the following items:

  • school transcripts from the current year 
  • a teacher evaluation form (if applicable)
  • application fee (payable online or by check)

STEP 3 - Attend a shadow day
The shadow day allows your child to get to know current teachers and allows BISC-SL teachers to evaluate prospective students.  We'll schedule your shadow day once your application is on file. Due to COVID restrictions, shadow days may be held virtually.

STEP 4 - Attend a parent meeting
During the parent meeting, you'll meet with a member of the Admissions Team to learn more about each other, your educational values and what makes our school special. You can also ask any questions you may have about the school tour, application or admissions process. We schedule parent meetings as applications are received.


The Enrollment Management Association
If you have an Enrollment Management Association account, you can apply for enrollment here.

2022-23 Primary School Admissions Schedule

Date Description
September 1, 2021 Online application form available
February 1, 2022 Admissions applications due
February 1, 2022 Financial aid application due
March 10, 2022 2022-23 Admissions notifications
April 10, 2022 Signed enrollment contracts due

Primary Application Checklist

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