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 Team at admissions@isbrooklyn.org to ascertain availability and next steps.

Please note: Due to ISB's language immersion model, different grades have different language requirements for admission.

  • In Pre-K 3, Pre-K 4, and Kindergarten, ISB can accommodate students of all language backgrounds in its full immersion (French or Spanish) model.
  • In 1st through 5th Grade, candidates must have academic fluency in French or Spanish in order to be considered for admission. A language assessment is part of the application process for these grades.
  • French or Spanish-speaking students new to English can be accommodated in Pre-K 3 to 5th Grade.
  • In Middle School (6th to 8th Grade), students must have academic fluency in English to be considered for admission. Students who also speak French or Spanish will have a language assessment as part of the application process in order to determine their group placement in the academic program.

 

Application Process Overview

 
Please click on the grade you will be applying for to see an overview of the required steps.

  • Fill out initial online form
  • Submit online application (student and household information, family questionnaire, student photo, application fee)
  • Schedule a virtual information session and parent interview with the Admissions team
  • Request confidential report from current teacher(s), to be returned directly to ISB
  • Submit a video of your child at play

Extra, Extra – Read All About It!

Students approached Middle School English Language and Literature Teacher Katie Rogers with an idea to create a new addition to the Middle School club's roster – the Newspaper Club! The club has been gaining momentum throughout the fall, with students and staff eager to read each new issue of ISB’s first completely student-run newspaper, the ISB Times. With a team spirit and a collaborative mindset, students have been reporting, interviewing, and researching on a wide range of topics for each issue published. “We are here to educate, spread the word on different topics, and have fun,” shares Club Co-leader Valentina. “We take suggestions and ideas because we are a community that's here to help and have fun. We add different columns, and let people write about a vast amount of different topics they want to write about, while still keeping journalistic integrity.”

What to Read Aloud to Your Middle Schooler

One of my favorite activities in the winter months is curling up under a blanket and reading with my kids. But the past couple years, I found myself reading less with my oldest child who is now in 6th Grade. At first, I celebrated this independence; I was proud, seeing the familiar pull of literature’s tug take hold. Soon he was devouring an entire series, and now he’s in the thrall of The Keeper of Lost Cities—another epic tale currently running nine volumes. Sometimes he asks me to read to him, but it’s hard to truly enjoy these books when I’m joining him seven volumes in and unfamiliar with the characters and the plot twists. I miss the excitement of reading something new and really good together.

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.

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