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by Antoinette Keebler 10 min read

How many students are in a class, and what is the student–teacher ratio?

Our class sizes range from 12–22 depending on the year group. Our student–teacher ratio is 9:1.

What languages do you offer, and when do they start?

South Loop offers French, German, Spanish, and Mandarin. Spanish and French instruction spans from Nursery to Year 6. In Middle and High School, st...

Are you a selective school?

South Loop is academically non-selective, because we believe no one has a limit to their potential or ability. When considering applicants, we look...

How is your approach to teaching different from other schools’?

South Loop implements Nord Anglia Education’s “Be Ambitious” approach to teaching. We are committed to developing children’s minds and relationship...

Do you have provisions for children with special educational needs?

South Loop is an inclusive school. We understand not all children find it easy to learn. That’s why our Learning Support department provides target...

Where do your families live, and do you provide school buses?

Our families come from all around Chicago, including South Loop, West Loop, Lincoln Park, Gold Coast, Wicker Park, and Pilsen. We offer a bus from...

As a parent, how can I get involved?

South Loop encourages every parent to take an active role in school life and events. We offer Parent Representative roles to focus on building rela...

How does the school communicate with parents?

South Loop stays in touch with parents through an array of mediums:• face-to-face conversations, either at formally planned Parent Consultations or...

Is a school lunch provided, and where is the food sourced from and made?

The cafeteria is run by Quest Foods Management Services, who adhere to only the highest standards of food hygiene and preparation. Students may cho...


Please let us know, using the Absence Form below, if your child will be absent from school. The form should be completed if your child is ill or if you have a planned absence from school.

Oryx After School Club

Our Oryx Club operates during term time to provide supervision for children waiting for siblings or activities after school. Spaces are limited. Please contact the Primary Office for further information.

School Bus

We have a school bus that runs between Al Mouj and BSM. Please contact the Primary & Senior Offices to find out more.