CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Nord Anglia Education is delighted to announce the opening of the British School of Chicago's new campus in Chicago's South Loop.
The custom-built South Loop campus is scheduled to open at 161 W. 9th St. in September, 2015 and will serve more than 1000 Preschool to Grade12 students, with a strong focus on Middle and High School education. The new school will complement the existing British School of Chicago campus in Lincoln Park which will serve students from Preschool to the end of their Middle School education.
"Chicago is a world class city with a wide variety of premiere educational institutions," said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. "I congratulate the British School of Chicago on the opening of its South Loop campus. This second campus will allow students to cultivate their talents and have an outstanding educational experience that will help them achieve great things in their lives."
The British School of Chicago is one of Nord Anglia Education's family of 27 premium international schools worldwide. It will leverage the family's rich experience in delivering a world-class British-style education through Nord Anglia Education's bespoke High Performance Learning methodology including the Global Classroom programme. This approach has driven strong academic results. All British School of Chicago graduates have continued to four-year universities, and one in five students across Nord Anglia Education's family of schools go on to attend one of the world's top 30 universities.
To mark the opening of the new campus, the British School of Chicago is enhancing its scholarship programme to further support underprivileged students on a merit basis.
Andrew Fitzmaurice, CEO of Nord Anglia Education, commented, "We are very excited to announce the opening of the British School of Chicago's new South Loop campus. We believe in helping people to thrive – to grow, flourish and learn. The growth of the school in this prime location and the enhancement of the scholarship programme will together enable more students to access a world-class education at the school."
Located walking distance from Museum Campus and downtown Chicago, the new campus will offer exceptional facilities in a contemporary learning environment, to support the delivery of a premium education for the British School of Chicago's students. In addition to well-appointed classrooms, cafeteria and library, features will include a roof park, drama studio, outdoor soccer field and full size gymnasium.
"We are thrilled to be planning for the opening of this new campus," said Michael Horton, Principal, British School of Chicago. "We opened our school in 2001 and thanks to the dedication and commitment of both our students and the staff, our community now stands at over 850 students from Preschool to Grade12. The new campus in South Loop will bring together an environment tailor-made for teaching and learning with our excellent academic programme. We look forward to working with the team at Nord Anglia Education to bring to the students of Chicago an exciting new learning experience that enables them to become academically and socially confident global citizens, welcomed at the world's top universities."
The development of the new campus is intended to commence with a groundbreaking ceremony hosted by Chicago-based developer McCaffery Interests, Inc. at the Roosevelt Collection, 150 W. Roosevelt Rd., in February 2014.
Nord Anglia Education is a leader in the international provision of high quality, innovative education, training and guidance. Founded in 1972, Nord Anglia Education has developed extensive experience of managing schools and working with governments to raise standards and improve educational achievement.
Since 1992, Nord Anglia Education has been operating international schools in Europe, the Middle East and Asia, offering a British-style education. Most schools follow a curriculum based on the National Curriculum of England and Wales, adapted country by country to meet local culture and local conditions. The schools offer IGCSEs and the International Baccalaureate plus, in some locations, A-levels, the French Baccalaureate and the Swiss Maturite.
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