ISB’s campus will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year and Distance Learning will continue. Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources!

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ISB’s campus will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year and Distance Learning will continue. Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources!

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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.

 

 

“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.

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