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.

 

 

ISB’s First Common Read

This year, Librarian Maria Falgoust and MYP Coordinator and Middle School Language & Literature Teacher Katie Rogers teamed up to introduce the idea of a “common read” to the entire Middle School student body, as well as ISB’s faculty and staff. Over the summer, all chose to read either We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai or Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Adventures in Guadeloupe with the 7th Grade French Language Acquisition Class

This year, the French Language Acquisition class traveled to the French islands of Guadeloupe for the first time in ISB history! While visiting this beautiful archipelago, students attended language classes, stayed with host families, and went on incredible local excursions for an unforgettable French immersion experience.

Literature, Life, and the Love of Reading in the Learning Commons

By Jasmine Chu, Sophie Amieva, and Regan Penaluna, Library Committee Co-Chairs Everyone loves to linger in the ISB Library! Preschoolers cuddle up in the morning with their parents and a good book. Lower Schoolers gather to do homework or unwind on the bean bag chairs. Middle Schoolers collaborate on group projects. Students especially adore adore

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