About ISB

International School of Brooklyn (ISB) is an independent, non-profit school that is known for its innovative and robust Pre-K 3–8th Grade French and Spanish language immersion program and International Baccalaureate curriculum.

The ISB learning experience is driven by six core values: inquiry-based learning, diversity, global curriculum, language immersion, community, and international mindedness.

Dedication to these values enables ISB to develop each student’s creativity, critical thinking, global citizenship, and intercultural understanding.

ISB students are also part of a vibrant and varied locally-grounded international community. ISB’s culturally and socioeconomically diverse learning environment enriches each student’s experience and creates more opportunities to promote inclusion and awareness in our community.

Learn more about our rich history and the people who make ISB a truly exceptional learning environment.

ISB Mission Statement

We develop Adventurers. Creative collaborators and intellectual risk takers who are inspired to think critically and seek answers.
We create Advocates. Passionate communicators actively connected to their community and the world.
We shape Leaders. Eager innovators dedicated to taking on challenges and exploring new ideas.

Desarrollamos aventureras y aventureros. Colaboradores y colaboradoras creativo(a)s e intelectuales audaces inspirado(a)s a pensar críticamente, siempre en busca de respuestas.
Creamos representantes. Comunicadoras y comunicadores apasionada(o)s conectados activamente con su comunidad y el resto del mundo.
Formamos líderes. Innovadores e innovadoras entusiastas dedicado(a)s a asumir retos y a explorar ideas nuevas.

Nous formons des aventuriers et aventurières, des collaborateurs et des collaboratrices créatif(ve)s et audacieux(ses), aptes à prendre des risques, à penser de façon critique et toujours à la recherche de réponses.
Nous formons des élèves engagé(e)s, des communicateurs et des communicatrices passionné(e)s, connecté(e)s à leur communauté et au monde.
Nous formons des leaders, des innovateurs et des innovatrices enthousiastes, prêt(e)s à relever des défis et à explorer de nouvelles idées.

ISB Diversity Statement

I​SB strives to create and maintain a diverse and inclusive school community through reflection, and deliberate action. We actively seek to build and maintain a safe environment that is representative and supportive of varied backgrounds including race, culture, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic status, and ability because our differences enrich our students, families and staff, and make us a better and stronger school locally and globally.

 

 

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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