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School Fairs: 10 Questions to Ask and Where to Find BISC

Exploring schools and finding the best option for your child is important. One way to gain better understanding of what schools offer and where your family fits in is to attend school fairs. This fall, Chicago has a jam-packed school fair schedule! Read on to learn how to prepare for these outreach events and where to find BISC.

  • Make-A-Wish Walk & Run
  • South Side Preschool & Elementary School Fair
  • Bradley Place Block Party

10 Questions to Ask at School Fairs

With so many educational organizations in attendance, walking through a school fair can be overwhelming. To get the most out of your trip and navigate your search for a well-rounded school, consider asking the representatives of each school these 10 questions:

1.       Where is your school located?

2.       What grades do you offer?

3.       How long has your school been established?

4.       What are the cultural and social demographics of your school

5.       What’s your current enrollment?

6.       Where can I find your admissions application and what’s the submission deadline?

7.       What other documents do I need to complete the admissions process?

8.       What assessments does my child need to complete to apply to your school?

9.       When do you send admissions decisions?

10.   What are the tuition and fees?

BISC’s School Fair Kick-Off

Last weekend, our Admissions Team fielded many of the questions above at school fairs and community outreach events.

On Saturday, September 19, we attended Neighborhood Parent Network’s South Side Preschool & Elementary School Fair at Hyde Park Neighborhood Club. On Sunday, our campus teamed up with British International School of Chicago’s Lincoln Park campus to participate in the Make-A-Wish Walk & Run for Wishes, where we donned our favorite superhero costumes to walk (or run) five kilometers in support of Make-A-Wish Illinois. After that, we headed over to the 3rd Annual Bradley Place Block Party to take part in fun family activities. It was a fantastic weekend, filled with exciting conversations about education and what makes our school special.

Upcoming School Fairs

This week, our Admissions Team will be attending three school fairs. We welcome you to stop by and say “hi!”

Sacred Heart High School Open House/School Fair
Tuesday, September 22
6-8 p.m.
The Academy of the Sacred Heart for Girls (6250 N. Sheridan Road)

Saint Clement High School Fair
Thursday, September 24
5:15-8 p.m.
Saint Clement High School, Lower School (2524 N. Orchard Street)

Fourth Annual Hidden Gems High School Fair
Sunday, September 27
1-4 p.m.
Lakeview High School (4015 N. Ashland Avenue)

BISC Admissions season reminders

Our 2016-17 admission application is now available. For detailed, grade-specific information about the application process, reference the admissions section of our website.

We encourage you visit us and attend a group tour and/or open house. Detailed information about these events, as well as online registration, is available.

We look forward to getting to know your family and seeing you at upcoming events!