French and Spanish Summer Language Immersion Program

ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Summer Program captures the best of language-learning and summer fun! ISB Summer’s staff is comprised of experienced, talented, and creative educators. Small group sizes (assigned by age) of 12 to 15 children and 2 to 3 counselors help each group build strong bonds and allows for personalized learning and attention. ISB’s warm and welcoming atmosphere makes ISB Summer Program a great experience for children of all language levels. Beginners grasp the rhythm of the language, learn songs, and build daily vocabulary. More advanced speakers enhance their skills by learning new vocabulary and using the language with their peers.

ISB's Summer Program is open to rising Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, and 2nd Grade students, and runs for a total of six weeks. Check back soon for 2019 dates!

A Day at ISB Summer...

At ISB Summer, children are a part of engaging and language-rich activities such as: arts & crafts, group games, sports, cooking, music, drama and story-time. Playing outside is also a key part of the summer experience! Daily recesses are scheduled in ISB’s play yard and local parks. Children can play tag with friends, join a soccer game, and stay cool in the sprinklers. Daily activities are always unique, but each day has one thing in common: the groups are always busy having fun!

Sample Schedule 

8:00am-9:00am - Early Drop Off (complimentary morning childcare — optional)
9:00am-9:15am - Arrival & Morning Greeting: Circle Time, Discussion of Activities
9:15am-10:15am - Group Activities (e.g., arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
10:15am-10:30am - Snack provided by ISB
10:30am-11:15am - Sprinkler Recess at ISB
11:15am-12:00pm - Group Activities
12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch* (bring lunch from home)
12:30pm-1:15pm - Trip to Carroll Park (Pre-K students have nap/quiet time after lunch)
1:15pm-2:30pm - Group Activities (e.g.: arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics etc.)
2:30pm-3:00pm - Clean-up, Farewell & Dismissal
3:00pm-6:00pm - Extended Fun (optional, additional fee)

2018 Weekly Themes

Week 1: June 25th-June 29th: Storytellers: Myths and Legends

This week, we will become little storytellers, exploring myths and legends. We will learn life lessons from principled and intriguing characters as we engage in the creative process of our own narratives. Children will embody various personas, changing roles and building on each others’ story threads.

Week 2: July 2-July 6: Going Green

The future of Brooklyn is in our hands! This week, we will be exploring the green spaces in and around our community all while looking for ways to go green. Our small hands will make a world of a difference this summer as we reflect and think of better ways to love our planet.

Week 3: July 9-July 13: ISB Summer's Got Talent!

Take a risk this week and share your special talents with your ISB summer friends. Join us in exploring your different skills and gifts as you open up yourself to learning about others’ talents. By the end of the week, we will all take part in an ISB Summer-wide talent show! Parents are welcome to join and see their little stars in action!

Week 4: July 16-July 20: Imaginarium

An imaginative journey awaits us! On this adventurous week, children will be encouraged to use different ways to communicate and express their inventive side. Using their imagination and the target language, they will be sure to create a whole world of their own.

Week 5: July 23-July 27: Time Travelers

Dive into an unknown world--one with no iPads or smartphones! Children will inquire into the lives of children waaaay back in the 90’s. As they travel back in time, they will explore and engage with toys, games, songs, and entertainment from the past, as we try to piece together what life was really like before technology.

Week 6: July 30-August 3: Spa & Relax

Step away from the noisy chaos of NYC and take some time to focus on your mind, body and soul as you mindfully step into a zen summer. Children will be invited to ground themselves in a self-care journey as they make DIY natural lotions, take meditation classes, practice yoga, and learn about a well-balanced lifestyle through cooking and exercises all while exploring the target language.

See what parents are saying about ISB's Summer Language Immersion Program...

"The activities were so creative and engaging. It was a great way to continue building Spanish language skills in a fun way. Leticia and all of the staff that worked with the group were so wonderful. They were fun, caring and so enthusiastic. Thank you!"
"Great teachers and good projects, it was a perfect introduction to French!"
"My son made a lot of friends. I loved that he was speaking Spanish all day."


"My son loved all of the hands-on art projects that accompanied the theme. I personally enjoyed that he came home everyday talking about the projects and his experiences at camp.  I loved the fact that the teachers were very creative in their implementation."

Snack & Lunch
ISB will provide a mid-morning snack to re-energize students. Snacks generally include grains such as crackers or pretzels and/or fruit. Full-day participants should bring a filling, healthy meal from home. On the occasion that ISB takes a food excursion or has a food related workshop parents will be notified. Parents are encouraged to still pack lunch or plentiful snacks on these days, should students not desire options provided.  Please note: ISB does not provide lunch service.

*International School of Brooklyn is nut-aware. Nuts and nut products are not permitted.*

Prices and Registration

2018 Prices:

Week 1: June 25th-June 29th- $550

Week 2: July 2-July 6- $450 (Prorated due to the holiday)

Week 3: July 9-July 13- $550

Week 4: July 16-July 20- $550

Week 5: July 23-July 27- $550

Week 6: July 30-August 3- $550

Extended Fun (3:00-6:00pm) $25 per day or for $115 for the week. Extended Fun is also available ad-hoc for $35 a day.

Early Bird Discount: $525/week for registrations before March 15th

Multisession Discount: $500/week when registering for 3 or more weeks

Sibling Discount: $25 off the order when 2 or more siblings are registered.

Check back soon for 2019 registration information!

Literacy Week 2018

Amid the frenzy of Election Day and Parent Teacher Conferences, the ISB community came together to transform the gym for the 14th Annual Multilingual Book Fair: a forest of enticing French, English and Spanish literature, and to celebrate Literacy Week. The enthusiasm for the events stretched far and wide.

Le cycle d’investigation: Les objets témoins du passé

Pour “entrer dans le sujet” de cette nouvelle unité, les élèves de CM1 (4th grade) ont joué les archéologues et déterrer des objets. Ils les ont nettoyés à l’aide de pinceaux, observer à la loupe, dessiner, puis ils ont fait des fiches décrivant ces objets. Ils sont arrivés à la conclusion que sur un site archéologique les objets les plus anciens sont enterrés le plus profondément et les objets récents se trouvent plus en surface.

Service Learning at ISB

Throughout our students’ time at ISB, they are asked to take action in various ways, both as part of the curriculum and through stand alone initiatives. In the curriculum, the community service program builds as students advance through the Primary Years Programme (PYP - PK 3's through 5th Grade) and Middle Years Programme (MYP - 6th Grade-8th Grade), culminating in the MYP Community Service Project each student completes in 8th Grade. In addition to the classroom and individual service projects, ISB also organizes two school-wide service days, Local Day of Service and Global Service Day, to align with our goal of ensuring that our students become locally- and globally-minded.