International Applicants

 
We realize that families applying from abroad and out-of-town frequently need to apply off-cycle from our regular admissions season. If you are inquiring after the local December application deadline, please contact our Admissions Office to ascertain availability and next steps.
 
Please note: Due to ISB's language immersion model, different grades have different language requirements for admission.

  • In the early years of Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten, ISB can accommodate native speakers, bilingual, and anglophone students in its full immersion (French or Spanish) model.
  • For 1st Grade, we consider monolingual applicants on a case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates for 2nd through 5th Grade must have academic fluency in French or Spanish in order to be considered for admission.
  • French or Spanish-speaking students new to English can be accommodated at all grade levels.

General Information regarding admissions and steps to apply:

  • Parents must fill out an admissions application and a $75 application fee (a link to the application will be provided after contact with admissions and in accordance with availability).
  • Students applying to 1st grade and above must submit the previous year and current year school reports.
  • 1 or 2 Teacher Recommendation forms are required, depending on the grade to which the student is applying.
  • Student work samples for applicants to 1st Grade and above must be submitted for the admissions file.
  • Admissions will schedule a virtual interview with parents and student (depending on age).
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to ISB.

Extra, Extra – Read All About It!

Students approached Middle School English Language and Literature Teacher Katie Rogers with an idea to create a new addition to the Middle School club's roster – the Newspaper Club! The club has been gaining momentum throughout the fall, with students and staff eager to read each new issue of ISB’s first completely student-run newspaper, the ISB Times. With a team spirit and a collaborative mindset, students have been reporting, interviewing, and researching on a wide range of topics for each issue published. “We are here to educate, spread the word on different topics, and have fun,” shares Club Co-leader Valentina. “We take suggestions and ideas because we are a community that's here to help and have fun. We add different columns, and let people write about a vast amount of different topics they want to write about, while still keeping journalistic integrity.”

What to Read Aloud to Your Middle Schooler

One of my favorite activities in the winter months is curling up under a blanket and reading with my kids. But the past couple years, I found myself reading less with my oldest child who is now in 6th Grade. At first, I celebrated this independence; I was proud, seeing the familiar pull of literature’s tug take hold. Soon he was devouring an entire series, and now he’s in the thrall of The Keeper of Lost Cities—another epic tale currently running nine volumes. Sometimes he asks me to read to him, but it’s hard to truly enjoy these books when I’m joining him seven volumes in and unfamiliar with the characters and the plot twists. I miss the excitement of reading something new and really good together.

Dr. Debbie Reese Discusses Misrepresentation of Native Americans in Literature with the 8th Graders

Throughout the year in their Individuals and Societies class, 8th Graders are examining the history of the United States from the "discovery" of America by Christopher Colombus through the Civil Rights Movement. Individuals and Societies Teacher Guillaume Roper-Sirvent and Librarians Maria Falgoust and Eli Hetko invited Dr. Debbie Reese, a scholar, and educator from the Nambé Owingeh nation, to come and speak with the entire 8th Grade to deepen students’ awareness of how Native Americans are way too often not taken into consideration in most historical, as well as fictional, books.

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