ISB’s campus will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year and Distance Learning will continue. Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources!

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ISB’s campus will be closed for the remainder of this academic school year and Distance Learning will continue. Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources!

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ISB Enrichment, Clubs, & Athletics

After School & Enrichment

ISB's After School & Enrichment Programs create new opportunities for our Preschool and Lower School students to connect, share, and grow beyond the classroom. We aim to give all of our students an opportunity to participate in afternoon programming that is age-appropriate, engaging, and, of course, fun! For more information about ISB's After School & Enrichment Programs, please visit this page.

Middle School Clubs

ISB offers a variety of after-school and free-period activities to support and enhance the personal, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth of our Middle School students. Sample offerings are listed below.

Student Council

Students can develop leadership skills and learn about fundraising to help their local and global community. The Middle Student Council is comprised of four executive positions and eight class representatives. Meetings take place once a week during lunch throughout the year. They help plan fun activities and provide volunteer opportunities throughout the year.

 

A.C.E. Club 

 

Students can join the 'Action for the Climate and the Environment' club, to help promote sustainability and support the environment. Projects include collecting electronics to recycle in an E-waste center, teaching younger peers about ISB's composting processes, increasing awareness of the importance of sustainability, and more.

 

Booklets Club

 

Students in this club help support the library by creating decorations and planning special events. Events include the book fair, Project Cicero, and more.

 

Filmmaking Club

 

Students work together to make a film and develop a message that they would like to share with their community. Students also work on acting skills and play drama games while developing the mindset of a filmmaker.

 

Art & Drawing

 

This club is a peaceful place to create art. Students play music, explore painting, practice sketching and more. They also have the opportunity to develop their portfolios for high school.

 

Yearbook

Students will develop their design and technology skills and use their creativity as they put together the ISB yearbook. Middle School students can earn community service hours for working on the yearbook. Meetings take place once a week for 10 weeks.

 

Sports Club

 

This club is a place to try new types of sports. Students learn about the origins, history, and rules of a sport/game and then also practice and play in the gym. This club gives students the chance to get some exercise and work together, learning about classic games like Dodgeball and Capture the Flag, and also some more unusual sports such as Parkour.

 

Jewelry Club

 

This club is for anyone interested in making jewelry and learning more about the craft of jewelry. Students have the opportunity to make several new pieces of jewelry and learn more about the craft itself.

 

Team Building Club

 

The Team Building Club helps bring students together and focuses on cooperation and collaboration. This club hosts an array of activities that are developed by the students themselves in a variety of subject areas (science, athletics, etc.)

 

Middle School Athletics

International School of Brooklyn offers three athletic seasons for Middle School students, including two team sports and one individual club sport. This year, ISB is offering soccer (fall), basketball (winter), and track club (spring). The Athletics department aims to develop athletes who demonstrate good sportsmanship by showing respect to teammates, officials, and opponents. The ISB Dragons are part of a middle school athletic league called the MSAL. ISB organizes soccer and basketball games with a large community of independent schools, including schools from both Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Soccer

ISB Dragons soccer meets for three practices per week. During these sessions, students practice various techniques that improve their ability to play soccer. Students work on footwork, dribbling, passing, strategy, and teamwork during this fall season. Team members scrimmage each practice, and games are scheduled with other schools for interscholastic competition.

Basketball

ISB Dragons basketball meets for three practices a week. Student athletes run drills and activities that progressively teach the fundamentals of basketball. Skills that are focused on include agility, hand-eye coordination, ball handling, passing, catching, flexibility, conditioning and teamwork. Basketball can help develop cardiovascular endurance and develop both upper and lower body strength. Students have fun, socialize, and build teamwork. Strong relationships translate into good health. Exercising in a group also tends to lead to better continued participation. Played alone or in groups, basketball is a great sport to learn.

Track Club

Student-athletes have the opportunity to learn about the importance of cardiovascular endurance, such as their heart rate, running capacity, and how to maintain good pace when jogging. Different obstacles will be introduced to motivate and improve their abilities. A Dragons customized T-shirt will be provided to each participant.

Location: Red Hook Park

ISB Explorers Week 2019

ISB's 2019 Explorers Week was a blast! We tested our map-reading skills, travelled by ferry, subway and foot, and tasted a wide variety of foods and treats. We managed to pack in a week that included creative writing, bowling, urban farming, playing, films, gaming, dancing, and even a live music show!

Club Getaway 2018

This year, PE Department Head Xavier Huc led 31 6th Graders and four other chaperones (Director of Middle School Richard Brownstone and teachers Sara Fernandez Valladares, Meena Negandhi, and Patricia McDougall) to Club Getaway in Kent, Connecticut, for three days and two nights of activities, games, team-building, and fun. Trips like these are especially important because 6th Grade is a major entry point for new ISB students. While many of our students have been here since Preschool or Lower School, some have just joined us in Middle School. By taking the entire grade out of town—and removing all academic pressure and outside commitments—ISB gives the new and returning students some time to acclimate to one another, build new friendships, and come back to Brooklyn as a new ensemble.

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