Accreditation

ISB is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS).

ISB is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School authorized for the Primary Years Program (PYP) and Middle Years Programme (MYP). Learn more about the IB at ISB here.

In addition to ISB's accreditation by NYSAIS and the IBO, our Pre-K 3 through 3rd Grade program is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and our Pre-K 3 through 8th Grade program is accredited by the Spanish Ministry of Education.

ISB students are exposed to the core elements of these international educational systems, while incorporating New York State educational standards and learning through the inquiry-based methodology and global context of the IB. Students in both tracks acquire language in a cultural and historical context, from native speakers, allowing them to develop both linguistic and cultural fluency. Click here for more information about ISB's curriculum and accreditations.

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

4th Grade Explores Artifacts in Digital Skills Class

by Pat Hough, Technology Integration Director During the 4th Grade Artifacts unit, students studied traditional Native American totem poles in their Digital Skills class. After looking at photos and videos of actual totem poles and discussing their meaning, each student made a sketch of a totem figure. The students worked in pairs and combined elements

The 4th Grade Greek Odyssey Sleep Under: An Epic Night at ISB

Did you know that George O’Connor’s graphic novel series, The Olympians, is the most popular series in the ISB Library? This inspired the Library team and the Middle School Booklets Club to host an immersive extravaganza that would transport 4th Graders to Ancient Greece!

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