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Introducing Our New Vision & Mission

In the spirit of continuous improvement, we have been hard at work since fall creating new school statements that best represent the one-of-a-kind community at BISC South Loop. Today, we’re proud to begin sharing them with you!

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The school statements are thoughtful, inspiring and authentic. They illustrate the internationally minded and learning-focused environment we’ve shared with thousands of families since 2001. We’re proud that students, staff and parents all played a crucial role in crafting this language that will guide us for years to come. Parents, thank you for participating in the final vote in March!

Over the next three weeks, we’ll be introducing each statement. The celebration will culminate in a very special premiere at the annual Summer Fair on Friday, June 2.

Here we go!


It’s amazing what a strong school community can accomplish, in the classroom and beyond. We’ve witnessed countless successes from students and staff over the years, and aim to extend this storied history.

Our Vision Statement ensures we do just that!

We will develop a school community of ambitious, empowered and successful leaders of learning.


If you've walked our halls, you've probably heard “Be Ambitious!” That's why we're proud to make the phrase our new Mission Statement.

We know that reaching for our dreams, trying something new, and above all, being ambitious, can help us achieve beyond what we may have thought possible. In the spirit of ambition, we elevated the phrase by pairing each letter with a word that illustrates how we are and can Be Ambitious:


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The Student Perspective

This week the students were buzzing about our new Vision and Mission Statements, which teachers introduced in class. In Primary School, the children illustrated Be Ambitious bookmarks. Meanwhile, Middle and High School students created a series of short videos that showcase ambition around school. To see the students’ work, scroll through the media gallery above.

Your Turn!

We’re inviting all students, staff and family members to mark this exciting chapter of school history. Please drop by the reception area through June 2 to sign the Be Ambitious canvas. Write your name, jot down a quote, or sketch something small that illustrates your commitment to our Be Ambitious philosophy.

Stay tuned next week for our new Learning Statement!

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