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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.

    Campus

  • 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.

    BISC-SL Teacher

  • 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

Senior Leadership Team

Our Senior Leadership Team provides direction and strategic vision for the school while maintaining the core values of the community.

  • Mike Henderson Principal

    Mike Henderson

    Principal

    Mike Henderson

    Coming from a family of teachers, there was a certain inevitability about me joining the profession. Although I graduated from Leeds University with a degree in Computer Science, I trained to become a mathematics teacher. I began my career in 1995 at a large secondary school in Middlesbrough and spent the next twenty years working in state schools in North East England, taking on a post of greater responsibility each time I moved establishments.

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  • John Biggs

    John Biggs

    Head of Primary School

    John Biggs

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop is an exciting and unique place to work; each and every day there is a constant buzz around the school. The children, parents and staff make such a concerted effort at all times to better themselves and to be the very best they can be! 

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  • Nikki Able

    Nicola Able

    Head of Secondary School

    Nicola Able

    I was born and raised in the South East of England and studied for my degree in Psychology and Philosophy at the University of Glamorgan and more recently I have been awarded my Master’s degree in Educational Leadership. I began teaching in the West Midlands where I taught many different subjects including Philosophy and Psychology and then relocated to Devon to take up the position of vice-principal at an outstanding 11-18 school.

    It has been an ambition of mine to work in America for a long time and was delighted to be joining the Nord Anglia family of schools in the beautiful city of Chicago.

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  • Kawanya Jones

    Kawanya Jones

    Finance and Operations Manager

    Kawanya Jones

    I am a results-oriented finance and accounting leader with over 20+ years of professional experience. Throughout my career, I have focused on assisting organizations with creating sound financial and accounting infrastructures through strategic planning, departmental restructuring, and change management. My career has spanned a number of industries which include banking, insurance, and education.

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  • Anique Seldon - Director or Marketing, Admissions and Communications

    Anique Seldon

    Director of Admissions, Marketing & Communications

    Anique Seldon

    I joined the British International School of Chicago, South Loop after four years as the Director of Admissions & Marketing at sister Nord Anglia Education School, British International School of Boston. I previously spent several years in PK-12 admissions in an independent boarding school in Massachusetts. These experiences, together with my own education in both the U.K. and U.S., have provided me with invaluable insights into different curricula and the consequent differences in learning outcomes and preparedness for the future, highlighting the unparalleled value of a global education.

    My professional career began in Law. I attended university in Wales, U.K., and went on to practice pharmaceutical liability. Eager to gain some international experience, I secured a position in New York, working as an intern in a law firm. While in the U.S., I also volunteered as the Assistant Director of an AIDS Foundation and, upon my return to the U.K., assumed the role of Chief Executive of the Alzheimer's research organization, C.A.R.E. 

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  • Dr. Zerek Mayes

    Dr. Zerek Mayes

    Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

    Dr. Zerek Mayes

    Professionally, I have dedicated over the last decade of my career in education to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and leading change efforts in education in urban contexts as an educational leader. DEI is the cornerstone of my practice and the consistent catalyst behind my personal and professional evolution as well as my school-based practices and community impact. A significant aspect of my work is championing success for students of all backgrounds, narratives, and experiences.  My background includes engaging innovative practices in the realms of special education, mental health, culturally responsive teaching and practices, social-emotional learning in the classroom, and trauma-informed teaching in urban communities. 

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