British School of Chicago

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British School of Chicago

School Profile:
National, UK, curricula.
150 students, 3-15 yrs.

1643 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Chicago, Illinois, 60660, USA
Tel: (+1) 773 506 2097
Fax: (+1) 773 506 4805

The British School of Chicago is located in North Chicago, Illinois, approximately 15 minutes from downtown Chicago and opened in September 2001. The school is a private co-educational day school currently catering for children aged 3-15 years which will increase every year until age 18. All the children of statutory age follow the National Curriculum (England) while the Early Years, children aged 3-5 years, follow the Early Learning Goals. French is taught to children from age three years and Latin and Spanish are added at age 7 years. The academic program of the school prepares the children for the national Assessment tests at 7, 11 and 14 years, GCSE examinations at 16 and the IB program at 18 years.

The British School of Chicago is a two-storey building with outdoor play areas and a gymnasium. Facilities include a music/drama room, an art room, computer suite, library, a soft playroom, two lunch rooms and a parent's room.

British School of Chicago is open from September through to July with school lessons beginning at 08:45 and finishing at 15:30. Extra-curricular clubs are available most evenings which are taken by teachers and consist of soccer, tennis, athletics, field hockey, science, art drama, etc, after school care is available until 18:00. Field trips include an annual three-day residential visit.

All teachers are UK trained and there are specialist teachers for all languages, science, physical education and music.

The student body at British School of Chicago comprises fourteen nationalities with 85% of the children being American.

The British School of Chicago has an open admissions policy with year round enrolment, subject to availability of places, and is non-selective but requires reports from previous schools and an interview.

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