Open House

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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.

    Early Years Learning

  • 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.

    Be Ambitious!

  • 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

Our Community

At British International School of Chicago, South Loop, we encourage all parents and students to get involved in our thriving school community and offer several opportunities for involvement.

Parent Forums

We hold Parent Forums periodically throughout the year, and parents are welcome to attend to meet with the Senior Leadership Team to get an update on school activities. Parents in each year group have an opportunity to ask questions and address the issues that matter the most to them.

Parent Advocacy Groups

Our Parent Advocacy Groups supports the school in developing partnerships with parents, teachers, staff and the local and international community. Its members, which consist of parent volunteers, the Senior Leadership Team and staff, provide a long-term vision and work on projects that fuel growth and development.

Primary Parent Community Group

Our Parent Community Group meets on a monthly basis and is comprised of volunteers that address areas for development identified in our Parent Survey.  The meetings take the form of an informal coffee and are an opportunity for parents to share ideas and suggestions for our Primary School.

Admissions Coffee

Our Admissions Team invites parents across all Year groups to socialize after drop-off on the first Wednesday of each month to build our South Loop community spirit. 

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  • BISC-SL Summer Fair
  • Our Curriculum
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Lessons and Educational Visits

We also invite our parents into the school to participate in a lesson, which provides an opportunity to see your child's learning environment first-hand. Many of our parents enjoy volunteering to be a Mystery Reader in which they come to school and surprise their son/daughter's classroom by reading their favorite book.

Educational visits are another fun way for parents to take part in school life, and we encourage you to chaperone when possible.

Parent Consultations

We hold Parent Consultations three times a year with the teachers, enabling you and your child to review the learning that has taken place and discuss his or her upcoming targets for development. In Primary, 3 progress reports are administered during the year. In Secondary, two shortened reports and two longer narrative reports keep you informed of progress during the year.

If you wish to meet with your child's teacher to discuss any aspect of their learning, teachers are available to meet before and after school by appointment.

BISC-SL Summer Fair

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