ISB is hosting virtual admissions tours this fall! Join us for a virtual tour to discover our program, get to know our school, and look inside our classrooms.

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ISB is hosting virtual admissions tours this fall! Join us for a virtual tour to discover our program, get to know our school, and look inside our classrooms.

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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.

“Same Sun Here”: the 5th Grade Winter Book Club

At the beginning of 2020, twelve ISB 5th Graders signed up to participate in a new Library initiative: a student book club. From late January to mid-March, the group met in the Library every Thursday afternoon. Students gathered over lunch to have conversations about a book selected by Head Librarian Maria Falgoust: Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. The lively discussions and engaging activities that followed were co-facilitated by ISB parents and Library Committee members Shayna Wellington and Marianne Gimon and Associate Librarian Eli Hetko.

Student Action Brought Composting to ISB!

After three months of students consistently separating food waste from other trash, the habit of composting is now firmly established in the ISB Cafeteria.

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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