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 PK-3, PK-4, 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. 
  • For 1st Grade, we consider monolingual applicants on a case-by-case basis.
  • 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

“Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps” by Brenna DiCola, ISB Math Teacher

Since graduating from Swarthmore College, Brenna has worked with students in grades K-8 at private schools around Philadelphia, in Lawrence, KS, and in Madrid. She has taught everything from English and Social Studies to Science and Technology, but her passion is Math Education. This past summer, Brenna moved to New York and found a home at ISB, where she currently teaches 6th and 7th Grade Math and serves as Head of the Middle School Math Department. In 2015, Brenna took a five-month hiatus from the classroom to hike the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189.2-mile trek through fourteen states. During ISB's 2020 Pecha Kucha Evening in early March, Brenna shared about her journey and the many lessons she learned along the way in her presentation: “Restoring Faith in Humanity and Yourself in 5 Million Easy Steps."

Leadership through Science

Earlier this month in Science class, 8th Graders chose to explore and present on a topic of their choice related to chemistry. Topics included freezing ice cream, researching individual chemists who made significant contributions to the field, exploring neutralization, taking a persuasive stance on soda, and more! Throughout these projects, students were able to choose what interested them most and conduct their own research.

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.

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