International Applicants

We realize that families applying from abroad and out-of-town frequently need to apply off-cycle from our regular admissions season. If you are inquiring after the local December application deadline, please contact our Admissions Office to ascertain availability and next steps.
Please note: Due to ISB's language immersion model, different grades have different language requirements for admission.

  • In the early years of Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten, ISB can accommodate native speakers, bilingual, and anglophone students in its full immersion (French or Spanish) model.
  • For 1st Grade, we consider monolingual applicants on a case-by-case basis.
  • Candidates for 2nd through 5th Grade must 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 virtual interview with parents and student (depending on age).
  • Submission of an application does not guarantee admission to ISB.

Dr. Debbie Reese Discusses Misrepresentation of Native Americans in Literature with the 8th Graders

Throughout the year in their Individuals and Societies class, 8th Graders are examining the history of the United States from the "discovery" of America by Christopher Colombus through the Civil Rights Movement. Individuals and Societies Teacher Guillaume Roper-Sirvent and Librarians Maria Falgoust and Eli Hetko invited Dr. Debbie Reese, a scholar, and educator from the Nambé Owingeh nation, to come and speak with the entire 8th Grade to deepen students’ awareness of how Native Americans are way too often not taken into consideration in most historical, as well as fictional, books.

Middle School Assembly: Q&A with New York Times Political Reporter Matt Stevens

On October 26th, just over a week prior to the 2020 general election, students in 5th-8th Grade attended an assembly with special guest speaker, Matt Stevens, political reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Stevens has been covering the news and developments throughout the election season and gave our students valuable insight into the world of journalism.

Middle Schoolers Dive Deeper into their Summer Reading on Racism and Anti-racism

What is history? How is history much more than simply a recording of dates and facts that are significant only to the past? In what ways is racism woven into the fabric of American institutions? Where do you see evidence of this today? In what ways is racism embedded in practices, policies, and laws? What parallels can you draw between the past and present ways racist roadblocks, potholes, and loopholes continue to persist? In what ways do assimilationist, segregationist, or antiracist stances show up in your daily lives? To what extent do all citizens of a democratic society have a responsibility to disrupt the racism that is embedded in the English language? These questions were some of the many that the student reading group of rising 7th and 8th Graders reflected upon this summer. All rising 7th and 8th graders were assigned Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds for their summer reading. Katie Rogers, MYP Coordinator and Middle School English Language & Literature Teacher, created this additional optional reading group for students to join weekly as a space to help process and discuss their reading experience together.