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British International School of Chicago, South Loop Tuition Fees

In recognition of the challenges faced by many members of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have decided to maintain the 2020-21 academic year’s tuition fees at the same level as those of the 2019-2020 year. We very much value the support that your family has continued to show our school during these difficult times.

Our tuition fees reflect the premium education we provide. Our state-of-the-art facilities, extra-curricular activities, and highly qualified teachers give young students the platform they need to unlock their potential. This page provides parents with full disclosure over the costs of enrolling here, with no hidden payments or extra costs.

Below you will find all the tuition fees for each year group at the British International School of Chicago, South Loop, allowing you to plan your finances in advance. You will also find details on annual fees and costs for new students. If you require any assistance meeting our school fees, you can find all the information regarding financial aid and discounts too. If there is anything you can’t find on our tuition fees page, don’t hesitate to Contact Us.

2020-21 Tuition Fees

Year Group Tuition Fee Amount
Nursery (part-time) $14,280
Nursery (full-time) $24,990
Reception $26,990
Years 1 to 6 $30,440
Years 7 to 9 $32,300
Years 10 to 11 $32,300
Years 12 and 13 $33,950

Annual Fees

The following fees are billed each school year. Additional costs include uniforms as well as some class trips and educational trips. Optional costs include before- or after-school care. Before- and after-school care is complimentary for Early Years children (Nursery and Reception). 

Year Group Fee Type Amount
All Years  Trip $150
Yearbook $50
Reception to Year 9 Lunches $1,500
Year 11 Exams $1,500
Year 13 Exams $1,500

New Student Fees

The following new student fees are due with the signed enrollment agreement.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable) – $100
  • New Student Fee** – $2,200

** The new student fee is a one-time non-refundable payment that is used for capital and curriculum improvements/investments.

Financial Aid

At BISC South Loop, we value socioeconomic diversity. As such, we proudly offer need-based financial aid. Financial aid awards are based solely on financial need without regard to race, religion or ethnic background. As with all independent schools, financial aid funds are limited.

Please view our financial aid FAQs at the bottom of this page. Additional questions can be directed to our Admissions Team by email to


Tuition Discount for Northwestern University Employees

Northwestern University is recognized around the globe for its educational programs and is the No. 12-ranked school in the United States. Our South Loop campus is proud to offer all benefits-eligible Northwestern University employees with a 20% tuition discount. 

More details about this discount and how to apply can be found on the Northwestern University Human Resources website.

Sibling Discount

We offer discounted tuition for children joining a sibling at British International School of Chicago, South Loop. The second child will receive a 3.5% discount on tuition, and any additional children will receive a 7% discount.