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  • Highest Quality Learning

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

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

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    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

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Tuition & Financial Aid

Our school fees cover the full cost of providing your child with a world-class education.

2020-21 Tuition Fees

Year Group Tuition Fee Amount
Nursery (part-time) $14,700
Nursery (full-time) $25,490
Reception $27,800
Years 1 to 6 $31,500
Years 7 to 9 $33,425
Years 10 to 11 $33,600
Years 12 and 13 $35,300

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.