Our History

International School of Brooklyn (ISB) was founded in 2005 to create an intimate and multicultural setting with a balanced and challenging academic program.

The story of ISB began in 2003, when a group of committed parents met and together set in motion the process of creating an independent language immersion school. In September 2004, ISB received its operational charter from the New York State Department of Education and spent the 2004-2005 school year piloting language immersion playgroups in Park Slope, Cobble Hill, and Brooklyn Heights, laying the foundation for the preschool opening.

In September 2005, ISB launched its preschool program in Park Slope with 16 students in its inaugural class. In less than two years, ISB had expanded to 65 students in Nursery through 1st Grade, necessitating a move to a larger facility in Prospect Heights.

ISB continued to grow through 3rd Grade at this location, and in September 2010, ISB moved into its current location in Carroll Gardens. 342 students are currently enrolled in ISB’s Nursery-8th Grade program.

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.

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.

7th Grade Student Maia W. Wins Essay Contest at New York Bilingual Fair!

Congratulations to ISB 7th Grader Maia W. on coming in 3rd place in the middle school essay contest hosted by French Morning and Frenchly as part of the New York Bilingual Fair. For this essay, students were asked to answer the question, “How does being bilingual make you different, shape you or define who you

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