High School Placement

Advocates for Our Students' Future

ISB recognizes the critical role of high school placement support and provides a variety of resources to help its Middle School students and families navigate this complex process.

8th Grade families work closely with ISB’s High School Placement Coordinator and the Director of Middle School during the high school application and placement process. Our multi-year program allows the Director of Middle School and the High School Placement Coordinator to help families find the best match between our students and high schools.

ISB students apply to a broad range of high schools, including independent day schools, schools with religious affiliations, public schools, specialized public schools, and boarding schools.

Because of their strong academic backgrounds, critical thinking skills, creativity, and compassion, ISB graduates are highly sought after by high schools.

This year, the Class of 2017 has received acceptances at the following schools:

Academy for Careers in Television and Film
Bard High School Early College Manhattan
Bard High School Early College Queens
BASIS Independent Brooklyn
Bay Ridge Preparatory School
The Beacon School
The Berkeley Carroll School
Brooklyn Friends School*

The Brooklyn Latin School
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Brooklyn Technical High School
Cardinal Spellman High School
Dwight School
Edward R. Murrow High School
Emma Willard School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Fordham Preparatory High School
Friends Select School (PA)
Goldstein High School for the Sciences

Grace Church School
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Loyola School
LREI - Elisabeth Irwin High School*

Manhattan/Hunter Science High School
Midwood High School
Millennium Brooklyn High School
Notre Dame School of Manhattan
NYC iSchool
NYC Museum School
PACE High School
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Rudolf Steiner School
St. Edmund Preparatory School

Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai*
Xavier High School
Xaverian High School
United Nations International School

Bold: ISB Student Attending
*: Multiple ISB Students Attending

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A Look Inside the 8th Grade Community Project

For the culminating project of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme (MYP), 8th Grade students have the to opportunity to transfer the skills they have developed into action in their communities by designing and implementing with a service learning project. As they study content from a perspective of global mindedness, the relevance of their topics become personal. The research, action, and reflection tools they have learned in school inspire their voices and their footsteps out in the world.

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Visit ISB for a Spring Tour!

Please join us for one of our weekly spring tours! Whether you are interested in applying for one of our open seats for Fall 2017 or want to get a head start on the 2017-2018 admissions process, we welcome you to come meet our exceptional staff, see our colorful classrooms, and discover our rich Nursery - 8th Grade program.

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Dispatches from the 7th Grade Field Trip to Costa Rica

This, year the 7th Grade Spanish Language Acquisition class headed to a new destination for their field trip abroad: Costa Rica! In the past, the 7th Grade Spanish Language Acquisition class has visited Puerto Rico, and this year’s students were thrilled to make ISB history as they headed to Monteverde, Costa Rica! The students were chaperoned by Assistant Head of School Joe Santos and Middle School Teachers Sara Fernandez Valladarez and Hined Haida. These are their stories...

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