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    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

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    British International School of Chicago, South Loop

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Facts & Facilities

Our state-of-the-art school is situated in the diverse South Loop neighborhood and provides a vibrant setting for learning and community.

At British International School of Chicago, South Loop, our families represent approximately 40 nationalities and come from the local community and abroad. Through our international and personalized curriculum, students gain the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to develop a lifelong love of learning.

School Facts

Student body:

  • Student Ages: 3-18
  • Nationalities Represented: Approximately 30
  • Maximum Class Size: 20 students


  • International Primary Curriculum (IPC)
  • UK National Curriculum
  • The International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE)
  • The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP)


  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Learning-Focused School by Fieldwork Education Services
  • National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)
  • Council of International Schools (CIS)


  • European Council of International Schools (ECIS)
  • Independent Schools Association of the Central States
  • National Independent Private Schools Association (NIPSA)
  • British International School of Chicago
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Facilities available to students on our campus, located in the South Loop neighborhood of Chicago (161 W. 9th Street):

  • 98,000 square feet of purpose-built space
  • a 9,000-square-foot gymnasium
  • interactive technology in all classrooms
  • classroom computers and iPads for all students
  • personal iPads given to all high school students
  • two well-equipped student libraries
  • a state-of-the-art computer lab
  • modern industrial arts workshop
  • fitness studio and weight room
  • fine arts studio
  • dance studio
  • private music rehearsal rooms and recording studio
  • science laboratories for Biology, Chemistry and Physics
  • university-style kitchen and cafeteria
  • outdoor soccer field
  • spacious rooftop