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Secondary School Admissions

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

Our Secondary School admissions process is for students in Years 7-13 (Grades 6-12).

Secondary School students 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 Secondary School admissions process consists of the following steps.

Attend a school tour
We recommend parents attend a group 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.

Submit an application
Complete an online application. Applications are due February 1, 2020. 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:

  • two consecutive years (including current year) of report cards
  • Math and English teacher evaluation form (if applicable)
  • Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) or other standardized test scores
  • an application fee (payable online or by check)

Attend a shadow day
The shadow day allows your child to get to know current students and experience our school’s unique learning environment first-hand. We'll schedule your shadow day once your application is on file. 

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.

2020-21 Secondary School Admissions Schedule

Date Description
September 1 Online application form available
November 7 All school Open House 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
January 9 All school Open House 9 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
February 1 Admissions application due
February 1 Financial aid application due
March 10 2020-21 Admissions notifications
April 10 Signed enrollment contracts due

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