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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A-
  6. Sports
    B-
About British International School of Chicago, South Loop...
Address
161 W 9th Street
Chicago, IL 60605
Telephone
(773) 998-2472

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,950
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
12%
Average Financial Aid
From British International School of Chicago, South Loop

BISC-SL offers a personalized and international approach to learning for students aged 3-18 years, developing lifelong learners and problem-solvers who are prepared for college and beyond in our vibrant, inclusive, and diverse community representing 40+ countries. Our teachers are highly skilled in personalized learning strategies, so students are always engaged and inspired. As they progress through the school, students build upon their foundations of learning, consolidating and applying knowledge. They graduate with the IB Diploma, one of the most prestigious High School degrees in the world.
As a member of Nord Anglia Education, a family of premium education schools, students also benefit from a unique global learning experience. Through collaborations with MIT, Juilliard, and UNICEF, they are afforded opportunities to learn from the world's leading institutions. International trips are offered in High School, including service learning opportunities in Tanzania, Peru, and Nepal.

British International School of Chicago, South Loop Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1370
8 responses
Average ACT
29
21 responses

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    Students

    Diversity
    A
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    Students
    620
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    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $24,990
    Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
    Starting Age
    3
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    10:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    9:1
    National
    17:1
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    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A-
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    Living in the Area
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    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C+
    2. Good for Families
      A
    3. Housing
      B+
    Area Feel
    Urban
    Median Household Income
    $109,077
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $2,074
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $448,235
    National
    $184,700

    British International School of Chicago, South Loop Reviews

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    Our child loves BISC South Loop and every day can’t wait to go to school. That says a lot! It was the best decision we made. We have been impressed with their ability to put into practice differentiated learning and not just say they do it. They emphasize the positive & teach the children great values & social skills. It is highly academic in STEAM, while still having art, music, language, dance and sports for all grades. Having smaller class sizes allows teachers to truly know your child's strengths & challenges. And they really do! The school is diverse & the teachers & administrators really want to be at BISC and care about the students. I feel BISC South Loop develops the whole individual—academically and socially while at the same time is warm and nurturing. It truly is a family.
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    The education here is amazing! They really prepare you for college with implementing a lot of critical thinking in the course as well as a lot of essay writing. I also think that the teachers are the USP for the school. The teachers are very hands on and because they are very young it creates and a better student teacher relationship. The teachers genuinely care about our education and do everything possible to provide us with the best experience and education possible. Although, the social aspect of the school is quite poor but I think now that the school is growing the social aspect will be better, especially because the school is now trying to implement a more high school feel for the students. Overall I think British school is one of the best schools in Chicago!
    Our 2 daughters go to BISC-LP and we couldn't be happier! They love their teachers, curriculum, friends, facility and diversity. As parents, it is great to see our kids want to happily go to school everyday. There is so much BISC has to offer and we highly believe our kids have benefited from it at such an early age. They learn through playing and enjoy every minute of it!