French and Spanish Language Immersion Program

ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion 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 10 to 12 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 the 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 Language Immersion Program is open to rising Pre-K*, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade students.
*Children must be 4 years old by September 1.

Registration for Summer 2021 is now open! Click here to register.
 

Summer 2021

ISB Summer runs for six weeks from Tuesday, July 6 to Friday, August 13. The program is split into 3 two-week sessions; join us for one or sign up for them all! During each session, participants explore 1-2 themes which guide their activities and language learning.

Session 1: July 6 - 16 (closed Mon, July 5)
Session 2: July 19 - 30 (closed Tues, July 20)
Session 3: August 2 - 13

Sample Themes

A Camp Grows in Brooklyn
Join us as we leave the city behind and welcome the start of summer. Be part of the adventure as we “grow” a camp right in the heart of ISB. Make sure to pack your essentials for some real camping fun!
Squishy, Slimy, Sloppy
Help us discover all things that can go squish, slime, slop. Whether recipes, science experiences, or artful creations, we cannot wait to see all the mushy, gooey, sloshy explorations.
Guardians of the Planet
Planet Earth needs your help! How can we protect our natural environment and heal the world? Investigate, explore and discover how to care for the planet, while enjoying all the summer beauty it has to offer us.

Covid-19 Safety Plan

ISB has been open for in-person classes since September 2020 using safety measures including masks, social distancing, daily health screenings, and a cohort system. We are confident that these same protocols will allow us to operate a safe and fun summer program. Our staff is now well-versed in implementing these safety procedures in the classroom while still creating a learning environment that is warm, dynamic, and social. To read more, click here.

A Day at ISB Summer...

At ISB Summer, children are a part of engaging and language-rich activities, including 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. Daily activities are always unique, but each day has one thing in common: the groups are always busy having fun!

Sample Schedule
9:00am-9:15am - Arrival & Morning Greeting: Circle Time, Discussion of Activities
9:15am-10:15am - Group Activities (arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
10:15am-10:30am - Snack (bring snack from home)
10:30am-11:15am - Outdoor Recess
11:15am-12:00pm - Group Activities (arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch* (bring lunch from home)
12:30pm-1:15pm - Trip to St. Mary's Playground (Pre-K 4 students have nap/quiet time after lunch)
1:15pm-2:30pm - Group Activities (arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
2:30pm-3:00pm - Clean-up, Farewell & Dismissal

Please note that we are unable to offer early drop-off or extended day programming for Summer 2021 due to our covid-19 safety protocols.

Prices and Registration

Program Prices:
Session 1 (7/6-7/16): $1000
Session 2 (7/19-7/30, closed 7/20): $1000
Session 3 (8/2-8/13): $1100

Please note there is a non-refundable registration fee of $25 per session.

Sibling Discount: Receive $25 off per child per session when 2 or more siblings are registered.

Multiple Session Discount: Register for 2 or more sessions to receive 5% off your total.

Registration for ISB Summer takes place online via Popsicle. Create your account, enter your child(ren)'s information, and then choose your desired program sessions. Get started now!

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."

A Powerful and Intimate Conversation Between ISB 5th Graders and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

Each year, as part of the Civic Symbols and Constitutions unit of inquiry, the 5th Grade class sets off to Washington, D.C. to further understand how our the Constitution and other political documents are used to govern the country and to explore the ways that monuments and civic symbols express the common values of our society. While field trips have been put on pause during the pandemic, the class has been enjoying virtual field trips and meetings with special visitors as they learn more about the United States government. Last week, the 5th Graders were very fortunate to have a virtual visit from Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York’s 7th Congressional district representative, which includes their own school community in Carroll Gardens as well as several other surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.

La Tierra en Movimiento

The 5th Grade “Moving Earth” unit encompasses Earth’s changes and how those changes can affect our lives. No one could have predicted that students would be exploring this unit while living through a historic pandemic, but the current context gave students a deeper connection to their studies and a very real lens through which to develop inquisitive questions. Students launched the unit by investigating the Earth’s changes and the human response. To explore this, Spanish 5th Graders interviewed people who have lived through various disasters from all around the world.

Lower School Service Learning Initiative: Taking Action

Inspired by the annual Endangered Species Day held on May 15th, Lower School students have been taking action to protect and support the environment. Second Graders have been learning about Endangered Species in their classes and in response to this day, the entire Lower School was invited to participate in creating their own action. Science Teacher Alicia Smith shares, “Taking action is very important. It is powerful for students to understand that anything is possible and that their actions, both big and small, can be meaningful and have a real impact. I want to give students the opportunity to create their own actions and follow where their talents want to take them.”

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