British School of Chicago
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