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  • Highest Quality Learning

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

    High Quality Learning

  • Join Us

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


  • Ask Us Anything

    Speaking directly with us is the best way to get your questions answered quickly. We look forward to hearing from you.

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  • Exceptional Teachers

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

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  • Our Unique School Day

    BISC-SL students love coming to school, the day is always inspiring.

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  • Join Our Family

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

    BISC-SL Community

  • Go, Bulldogs!

    Our varied athletics programming fosters sportsmanship, competition and discipline.

    BISC-SL Athletics

  • Join a Virtual Discovery Meeting

    Nothing can replace a face-to-face visit and tour of our school – but with school closures and travel restrictions around the world, a Virtual Discovery meeting is the next best thing.

    Virtual School

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.

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School Facts

Student body:

  • Student Ages: 3-18
  • Nationalities Represented: 40+
  • Maximum Class Size: 22 students


  • International Primary Curriculum 
  • 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


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
  • 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 park