Tuition & Tuition Assistance

What is the value of an ISB education?

ISB’s dynamic and goal-oriented learning environment provides students with the skills to take on any challenge and achieve any goal.

Through ISB’s unique inquiry-based language immersion educational program, ISB students become driven explorers and passionate communicators that open up options and opportunities for high school and beyond.

Tuition for the 2018-2019 school year

Pre-K (3's): $28,667
Pre-K (4's): $29,604
Kindergarten through 5th Grade: $32,992
6th through 8th Grade: $37,357
Required non-refundable enrollment deposit: $5,000 (this deposit is credited towards tuition)
Please note that tuition is adjusted each year.

Tuition Payment Plan Options

Families have three tuition payment options from which to choose:
One payment plan
Tuition is paid in full by July 1.
Two payment plan
Tuition is paid in two equal installments: 50% is due by July 1 and 50% is due by October 1.
10 month payment plan
Tuition is spread over ten months. Payment is due each month starting July 1 through April 1. There is an additional $100 administrative fee associated with this plan.

Tuition Assistance

ISB’s Need-Based Tuition Assistance Program

ISB’s need-based tuition assistance program seeks to help families who demonstrate need to bridge the gap between what they are able to contribute financially towards their child’s tuition and the full annual tuition fee.

This program reflects ISB’s core values as a school that values diversity and equity. It is not a merit-based or federal scholarship. ISB does not receive any external funding for its tuition assistance program but considers this as a priority and funds it through its operating budget. While all families are expected to contribute towards tuition, close to 30% of ISB’s families currently receive some form of tuition assistance. Tuition assistance packages may range from 10% to 90% of tuition fees.

Families are eligible to apply for ISB’s Need-Based Tuition Assistance Program regardless of grade level, language background, or language track. However, assistance is weighted towards the Kindergarten through 8th Grade program, and as such, assistance at the Preschool level is very limited. Tuition assistance packages are offered to as many qualifying families as possible, but ISB does not have the means to extend assistance to all families who apply and qualify.

Families should indicate their intention to apply for this program on their child’s admissions application. ISB uses the School and Student Services for Financial Aid to aid in its decision-making process.

Timeline: Tuition Assistance Applications will be available October 4th and the deadline to submit is December 31st.

Applicants are notified of tuition assistance packages when admissions acceptance letters are sent in February. If you are applying off-cycle, we recommend that you check with admissions before applying for tuition assistance, as funds may be limited beyond the regular admissions season.

Click here for an application. ISB’s code is 4757. ISB also requires copies of the family’s previous year’s tax returns to be submitted directly to SSS. In cases of separation or divorce, we ask that both parents submit the Tuition Assistance application and required materials.

Tuition Assistance FAQ's

For more detailed information, please read the ISB Tuition Assistance FAQs ISB Tuition Assistance FAQ's

French Bourse

If your child is a French citizen, you may apply for a need-based Bourse from the French government. Families who are eligible should indicate their interest in applying for the Bourse on their child’s admissions application - Pre-K (3's) - 5th Grade only.

The application for the Bourse is made available by the French Consulate in mid-January and the final decisions for the Bourse are made in mid-summer.

For additional information, FAQs, and a preview of Bourse guidelines, please visit the AEFE .

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.

Le cycle d’investigation: Les objets témoins du passé

Pour “entrer dans le sujet” de cette nouvelle unité, les élèves de CM1 (4th grade) ont joué les archéologues et déterrer des objets. Ils les ont nettoyés à l’aide de pinceaux, observer à la loupe, dessiner, puis ils ont fait des fiches décrivant ces objets. Ils sont arrivés à la conclusion que sur un site archéologique les objets les plus anciens sont enterrés le plus profondément et les objets récents se trouvent plus en surface.

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.

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