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.

In the last five years, our graduates have been offered placement at the following high schools:

Academy for Careers in Television and Film

ACS Hillingdon (UK)

American School in London (UK)

Avenues: The World School

Aviation High School

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

Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School

The Boerum Hill School for International Studies

The Brearley School

Brooklyn Friends School

The Brooklyn Latin School

Brooklyn Prospect Charter High School

Brooklyn Technical High School

The Calhoun School

Cardinal Spellman High School

Cathedral High School Christ the King High School

Church Farm School

The Dalton School

Dwight School

East Side Community School

École Jeannine Manuel (UK)

Edward R. Murrow High School

Emma Willard School

The Ethel Walker School (CT)

FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Food and Finance High School

Fordham Preparatory High School

Foxcraft School (VA)

Friends Select School (PA)

Friends Seminary

Frank Sinatra School of the Arts

Garrison Forest School (MD)

Germantown Friends School (PA)

Goldstein High School for the Sciences

Grace Church School

High School of Art and Design

High School for Environmental Studies

High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College

High School of Telecom and Technology

International School of London (UK)

La Salle Academy

Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

Linden Hall (PA)

Loyola School

LREI - Elisabeth Irwin High School

Lycée International de Londres

Winston Churchill (UK)

Manhattan/Hunter Science High School

Midwood High School Millennium

Brooklyn High School

New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math

Notre Dame School of Manhattan

NYC iSchool

NYC Museum School

PACE High School

The Packer Collegiate Institute Poly Prep Country Day School

Rudolf Steiner School

Saint Ann's School

St. Edmund Preparatory School

St. Jean Baptiste High School

St. Vincent Ferrer High School

Southbank School (UK)

Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai

United Nations International School

Urban Assembly Maker Academy

Xavier High School

Xaverian High School

“Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps” by Brenna DiCola, ISB Math Teacher

Since graduating from Swarthmore College, Brenna has worked with students in grades K-8 at private schools around Philadelphia, in Lawrence, KS, and in Madrid. She has taught everything from English and Social Studies to Science and Technology, but her passion is Math Education. This past summer, Brenna moved to New York and found a home at ISB, where she currently teaches 6th and 7th Grade Math and serves as Head of the Middle School Math Department. In 2015, Brenna took a five-month hiatus from the classroom to hike the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189.2-mile trek through fourteen states. During ISB's 2020 Pecha Kucha Evening in early March, Brenna shared about her journey and the many lessons she learned along the way in her presentation: “Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps."

Leadership through Science

Earlier this month in Science class, 8th Graders chose to explore and present on a topic of their choice related to chemistry. Topics included freezing ice cream, researching individual chemists who made significant contributions to the field, exploring neutralization, taking a persuasive stance on soda, and more! Throughout these projects, students were able to choose what interested them most and conduct their own research.

Student Action Brought Composting to ISB!

After three months of students consistently separating food waste from other trash, the habit of composting is now firmly established in the ISB Cafeteria.