International Applicants

We realize that families applying from abroad frequently need to apply off-cycle from our regular admissions season. If you are inquiring after the local December 1st application deadline, please contact our Admissions Office, to ascertain availability and next steps.

Please note: ISB is a full immersion program (French or Spanish) in the early years (Pre-K (3's), Pre-K (4's), and Kindergarten) and can accommodate native speakers, bilingual, and anglophone students. Because the program progresses into a bilingual model (French/English or Spanish/English), ISB requires candidates for 2nd through 5th Grade to have academic fluency in French or Spanish in order to be considered for admission. French or Spanish-speaking students new to English can be accommodated at all grade levels.

General Information regarding admissions and steps to apply:

  • Parents must fill out an admissions application and a $75 application fee (a link to the application will be provided after contact with admissions and in accordance with availability)
  • Students applying to 1st grade and above must submit the previous year and current year school reports
  • 1 or 2 Teacher Recommendation forms are required, depending on the grade to which the student is applying
  • Student work samples for applicants to 1st Grade and above must be submitted for the admissions file
  • Admissions will schedule a Skype interview with parents and student (depending on age)
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to ISB

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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