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 Nursery-3rd Grade program is accredited by the French Ministry of Education, and our Nursery 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.

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.

Le cycle d’investigation: Les objets témoins du passé

Pour “entrer dans le sujet” de cette nouvelle unité, les élèves de CM1 (4th grade) ont joué les archéologues et déterrer des objets. Ils les ont nettoyés à l’aide de pinceaux, observer à la loupe, dessiner, puis ils ont fait des fiches décrivant ces objets. Ils sont arrivés à la conclusion que sur un site archéologique les objets les plus anciens sont enterrés le plus profondément et les objets récents se trouvent plus en surface.

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.

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