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Urgent: We are pleased to introduce our new Rising Threes Preschool Program, designed for children who turn 3 years of age during the academic year. Before and after care available. Applications now being accepted.

To learn more or take a tour, please contact our Admissions team at (773) 998-BISC or click on the following link: Request a Visit

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Richard Howland

Having spent a great deal of time traveling around the United States for pleasure, I jumped at the opportunity to relocate here and became immediately excited by the prospect of working at British International School of Chicago.

I graduated Essex University with a bachelor's degree in marine and freshwater biology. After a number of years working in other fields, I decided to return to science and train to teach. Following my postgraduate certificate in education course, I spent four years as a Biology teacher in a grammar school located in Lincolnshire, England. Eventually I decided it was time for a fresh challenge and a fresh location.

At BISC, there is so much more freedom to conduct interesting lessons that push the boundaries for students and staff. Small class sizes and a carefully crafted curriculum allow us to advance students and truly broaden them in every sense.

I’m a fairly active person who enjoys the outdoors. I spend a lot of time traveling and exploring new cultures and landscapes. I play a lot of tennis and like to keep in shape (more so in the summer). I would describe myself as fairly imaginative and use any excuse to get the creative juices flowing, mostly through music and photography.

What Students Say

“Mr. Howland is an enthusiastic scientist who is always ready to challenge us.”

“Mr. Howland has a love for biology and it comes through in every lesson.”