ISB Community

International School of Brooklyn has often been described by our families and staff as a second home. Members of our community build lasting bonds that span New York City's five boroughs and stretch across the globe. Students, alumni, parents, faculty, staff, grandparents, and friends all have a hand in making ISB a welcoming, vibrant, and inspiring place for learners to flourish. 


ISB’s strong sense of community is felt all throughout our campus, beginning each day with the multilingual greetings during morning arrival on Court Street, and extending well past the school day and out into the surrounding neighborhoods where our families reside and come together. Throughout the arc of the school year, there is no shortage of events to connect with fellow ISB families, including class breakfasts, multicultural book clubs, panel discussions, cultural heritage celebrations, group volunteer opportunities, and more.  


With many opportunities to get involved – whether in the classroom or in support of a shared cause – every member of our locally-grounded, internationally-minded community is able to take part in an ongoing exchange of cultures, interests, and expertise. From classroom visits to our annual Pecha Kucha evening, everyone in our community benefits from the unique talents and broad knowledge of our faculty, staff, alumni, parent, and alumni parent body. Our community is a place where conversations start and ideas are shared – in multiple languages!

Welcome Team Mission Walkers

The Welcome Team has been piloting a mission walk initiative at ISB! The Welcome Team is the administrative team at ISB that consists of the Facilities Team, Diversity Equity and Inclusion Director, School Nurse, as well as the Advancement, Technology, Business, and Admissions Departments, along with other administrative staff members. Through mission walks, the team

Making a Collective Impact: the EcoChallenge & aNY Bag Partnership

Students have successfully completed their first ever school-wide EcoChallenge organized by the Green Dragons, and the impact that they have made in two short weeks has been impressive! The EcoChallenge encouraged all students to think mindfully about their actions and track them daily from March 1 through March 15 on ISB’s EcoChallenge Platform. Our school-wide team brought together over 180 teammates to score 66,755 points, representing advocacy actions, pounds of CO2 that have been saved, plastics recycled, mindful moments, and more.

“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."