British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park
Illinois, United States of America
About British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park
The British School of Chicago follows the British system of education and has an individualised approach and programme. Although we have a general expectation of what a child will achieve in a year, each child works to achieve his or her maximum potential. This means that children who are able can work at a higher level than their chronological age.
Instead of the term pre-school, kindergarten, grades 1-8 and high school the British School of Chicago uses Foundation and Key Stages 1-5 to cover the different age groups.
Foundation - covers the area of Nursery and Reception (Pre-school and Junior)
Key Stage 1 - covers Years 1 & 2 (Kindergarten and Grade 1)
Key Stage 2 - covers Years 3 - 6 (Grades 2 - 5)
Key Stage 3 - covers Years 7 - 9 (Grades 6 - 8)
Key Stage 4 - covers Years 10 - 11 (Grades 9 and 10)
Key Stage 5 - covers Years 12 - 13 (Grades 11 and 12)
Mission: Inspiring World Class Learning
Aims of the School
We aim to acheive this by inspiring:
the best possible learning for the children in our school;
each and every child to develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills;
in all children an appreciation of literature through books and poetry;
the exploration and development of mathematical and scientific understanding;
each child to gain a greater awareness of the world in which they live and how it has evolved from the past;
an enjoyment and development of skills in music, art and craft;
children to enjoy all aspects of design technology and information technology;
children to enjoy or enhance their physical abilities;
children to develop a respect for religious and moral values;
parents/guardians to develop a partnership with the school in order to establish world class standards of learning.