• A global education

    We are a Nord Anglia Education school, with 42 sister schools around the world

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  • Did you know?

    Our average class size is 13 students, meaning every student gets the support they need to achieve highly

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  • Serious about students' futures

    Our graduating students go on to the best universities in the UK, US, Europe and Asia

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  • We love languages

    Students can study Spanish, French, German and Czech from Year 3 upwards

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  • Academic excellence

    In 2016 Our highest IB Diploma student gained 44 points putting them into the top 1% of students worldwide.


  • Did you know?

    Our Parent School Partnership runs events every term, forming a core part of the school's social calendar


  • Did you know?

    We have been established in the Czech Republic for more than 20 years

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Mel Curtis

Mel Curtis


Mel joined Nord Anglia Education as Principal of the British International School of Chicago in January 2015 with the goal of creating a school culture focused on enquiry-based learning, innovation, initiative and outstanding educational outcomes.

As a passionate educator, Mel brings over 20 years of experience in international educational leadership to EISP. She has a highly successful track record as Principal at elite K-12 schools in the United Kingdom, Europe and the Middle East and has also led academic integration at Ecole des Roches, one of France's most prestigious private boarding schools.


Her key areas of expertise are in academic rigor, quality assurance, increased student attainment, student-centered learning, entrepreneurship and innovation and curriculum development. Mel’s primary objective is to provide the best possible learning experience for all, where respect, integrity, and intercultural understanding underpin everything at the school.