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Urgent: We are pleased to introduce our new Rising Threes Preschool Program, designed for children who turn 3 years of age during the academic year. Before and after care available. Applications now being accepted.

To learn more or take a tour, please contact our Admissions team at (773) 998-BISC or click on the following link: Request a Visit

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


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    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

  • Exceptional Teachers

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


  • Our Unique School Day

    Sometimes focused and other times fun, the school day is always inspiring.


  • Join Our Family

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

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

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    Our varied athletics programming fosters sportsmanship, competition and discipline.

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Tuition & Financial Aid

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

2017-18 Tuition 

Year Group

2017-18 Tuition

Nursery Part-time


Nursery Full-time




Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6


Year 7


Year 8


Year 9


Year 10


Year 11


Year 12


Year 13



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


All Years





Reception – Year 9



Year 11



Year 13



New Student Fees

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

Application Fee (non-refundable) $50
Refundable Security Deposit* $1,000
New Student Fee** $2,200

*The security deposit is refundable after the first year if one full term's notice is received in writing. Please see the enrollment agreement for details.
**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


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 beginning for the 2016-17 school year. For more details about this program and benefit, please click here.

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.