About ISB

International School of Brooklyn (ISB) is an independent, non-profit school that is known for its innovative and robust Pre-K 3s–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.

 

“International School of Brooklyn is a unique place because it fosters the very best in every child and has allowed my two daughters to just ‘BE’. Be fluent French speakers. Be the best academically. Be fearless. Be willing to raise their hands when they are unsure of the answer. Be willing to be the only girl on the basketball team. It is academically rigorous and forges a relationship with the entire family, parents included, from Day 1. We are all happy to BE part of the ISB family.”
Kim Barrington Narisetti, ISB parent

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.

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.

7th Grade Student Maia W. Wins Essay Contest at New York Bilingual Fair!

Congratulations to ISB 7th Grader Maia W. on coming in 3rd place in the middle school essay contest hosted by French Morning and Frenchly as part of the New York Bilingual Fair. For this essay, students were asked to answer the question, “How does being bilingual make you different, shape you or define who you

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