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.

 

 

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.

Middle School Assembly: Q&A with New York Times Political Reporter Matt Stevens

On October 26th, just over a week prior to the 2020 general election, students in 5th-8th Grade attended an assembly with special guest speaker, Matt Stevens, political reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Stevens has been covering the news and developments throughout the election season and gave our students valuable insight into the world of journalism.

Middle Schoolers Dive Deeper into their Summer Reading on Racism and Anti-racism

What is history? How is history much more than simply a recording of dates and facts that are significant only to the past? In what ways is racism woven into the fabric of American institutions? Where do you see evidence of this today? In what ways is racism embedded in practices, policies, and laws? What parallels can you draw between the past and present ways racist roadblocks, potholes, and loopholes continue to persist? In what ways do assimilationist, segregationist, or antiracist stances show up in your daily lives? To what extent do all citizens of a democratic society have a responsibility to disrupt the racism that is embedded in the English language? These questions were some of the many that the student reading group of rising 7th and 8th Graders reflected upon this summer. All rising 7th and 8th graders were assigned Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds for their summer reading. Katie Rogers, MYP Coordinator and Middle School English Language & Literature Teacher, created this additional optional reading group for students to join weekly as a space to help process and discuss their reading experience together.

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