High School Placement

Advocates for Our Students' Future

ISB recognizes the critical role of high school placement support and provides a variety of resources to help its Middle School students and families navigate this complex process. Our 8th Grade families work closely with ISB’s High School Placement Director and the Director of Middle School during the high school application and placement process. Our multiyear program allows the Director of Middle School and the High School Placement Director to help families find the best match between our students and high schools. ISB students apply to a broad range of high schools, including independent day schools, schools with religious affiliations, public schools, specialized public schools, and boarding schools. Because of their strong academic backgrounds, critical thinking skills, creativity, and compassion, ISB graduates are highly sought after by high schools.

Our last four graduating classes (2019-2022) are currently attending the following high schools in New York City:

Avenues: The World School

Academy of American Studies

Academy of Finance and Enterprise

Bard High School Early College Queens

Bay Ridge Prep

The Beacon School

The Berkeley Carroll School

Benjamin Banneker Academy

The Boerum Hill School for International Studies

Brooklyn College Academy,

Brooklyn Friends School

Brooklyn Latin School

Brooklyn Technical High School

The Clinton School

Columbia Secondary School

The Dalton School

Edward R. Murrow High School

Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts

Friends Seminary

Grace Church School

The Harvey School

The Hewitt School

High School of Art and Design

The High School for Math, Science and Engineering at City College
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School

The Leon M. Goldstein High School for the Sciences

LREI - Elisabeth Irwin High School

Midwood High School

Notre Dame School of Manhattan

NYC iSchool

Packer Collegiate Institute

Poly Prep Country Day School

Rudolf Steiner School

Saint Ann’s School

Stuyvesant High School

Townsend Harris High School

The United Nations International School


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.