British School of Chicago

814 W. Eastman Street
Chicago, IL 60642
     Tel: (773)506-2097
Grades: NS - 12 | 862 students
The British School of Chicago is a well resourced school that enjoys an excellent teacher student ratio and an exciting vibrant learning focus.
The school's mission is concise - to inspire world class learning in all areas, from the academic program to the rich and diversified extra-curricular opportunities.
The school's unique and international style has become popular amongst a wide variety of American, British and international families in the Chicago metro area.
Opened in 2001, enrolment has reached over 830 students with more than fifty nationalities of students represented.
The diversity of the student body is not merely respected but cherished, celebrated and embraced.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. European Council for International Schools
National Independent Private Schools Association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool - 12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 862 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade British School of Chicago Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 80 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 20 students
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
% on Financial Aid 10%
Admissions Director Julie Swan


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Ballet, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Dance, Fencing, Soccer, Tennis, VolleyballBalletBasketball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 25 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Archery, Ballet, Cheerleading, Compter Club, Debate Club, Destination Imagination Challenge Club, Drama-rama, Fencing, Film Club, French Club, Golf, Italiano Club, Journalism Club, Kick Boxing, Mandarin, Mind Lab, Model UN, Music Club, Props Club, Rock Climbing, Science Olympiad, Sing Up Choir, Spanish Club, Street Dance, Varsity Band Archery, Ballet, Cheerleading, Compter Club, Debate Club, Drama-rama, Fencing, Film Club, French Club, Golf, Italiano Club, Kick Boxing, Mandarin, Mind Lab, Model UN, Music Club, Props Club, Rock Climbing, Sing Up Choir, Spanish Club, Street Dance, Varsity Band, Destination Imagination Challenge Club,
Journalism Club,
Science Olympiad,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Chicago Academy For The Arts (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Immaculate Conception School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Clybourn KinderCare (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

6 months ago
I am very impressed with the British School. My child is in High School and the academic program is very rigorous but manageable. The teachers are invested in every student and work to help students to achieve their highest academic potential. The culture and atmosphere of the school provides a very positive environment for the students and families.
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