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British International School of Chicago, South Loop
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  • Private
  • CHICAGO, IL

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

BISC-SL had a whole year of in-person learning without a day’s closure or any cases of community transmission of Covid-19 on campus. This is due to the efforts of the entire community: staff for quickly adapting to the on-going changes throughout the pandemic; students for adhering to our rules and embracing the changes; and families for supporting us as we navigated through this unknown together. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A+
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

Applying

Application Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$100
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

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
No data available  
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.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1340
15 responses
Average ACT
28
37 responses

Personalized Learning at BISC-SL

We plan & present our lessons according to how each student learns. Small class sizes mean our teachers know every student individually & can respond to your child’s strengths, adapting our learning model to help them overcome challenges. We personalize learning for each child so they can understand & articulate their own learning goals & recognize the strategies that help them learn best.

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 8 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
  • Spirit Friday, House Points and Residential Trips
    45%
  • Dances, fairs, school trips
    36%
  • Spirit Week
    18%

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Students

Diversity
grade A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
604
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 8 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 8 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$25,490
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 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 8 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 8 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 8 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
High
88%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 8 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 8 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 8 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$113,839
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,204
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$483,515
National
$217,500

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