Learn more about ISB at one of our weekly spring tours! Whether you are interested in applying for one of our limited open seats for Fall 2018 or want to get a head start on the 2019-2020 admissions process, we welcome you to come meet our exceptional staff, see our colorful classrooms, and discover our rich Nursery-8th Grade program.

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Learn more about ISB at one of our weekly spring tours! Whether you are interested in applying for one of our limited open seats for Fall 2018 or want to get a head start on the 2019-2020 admissions process, we welcome you to come meet our exceptional staff, see our colorful classrooms, and discover our rich Nursery-8th Grade program.

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Middle School

6th Grade to 8th Grade

ISB’s Middle School learning environment is designed to develop the whole student — both in and outside of the classroom.

ISB’s rigorous inquiry-based curriculum motivates students to be resourceful and imaginative in dealing with everyday challenges and finding creative solutions.

The Middle School years are full of changes for our students, both physical and emotional. In order to best support our students during these critical stages of their academic and personal growth, a faculty advisor guides each student during the Middle School years. Students meet with their advisors on a daily basis and discuss academic, social, and emotional development, as well as any issues the students wish to share.

The Middle School advisory program is designed and led by our Middle School Counselor, who offers added support to students, parents, and faculty. This support also includes a comprehensive program to assist students with high school applications and placement.

Through this robust, progressive educational program, ISB students become driven explorers and passionate communicators with skills that open up options and opportunities for high school and beyond.

Learn more about the Middle School Program.

‎Middle School Academics

High School Placement Program

The Design Classroom Becomes a 3D Makerspace for the 8th Grade Model Chair Project

During the first semester, the 8th Grade students started a unit on three-dimensional design. The project required students to design chairs, first using two and three-dimensional drawing skills, and later transferring their ideas into a three dimensional modeling program called “SketchUp”. Their final assessment for the unit was the finished 3D chair.

Inside ISB’s Math Program

On Wednesday, November 15, over 40 parents gathered in our Cafeteria for a morning presentation about the math program at ISB. Matthew Stokes (ISB Math Coordinator and 8th Grade Math Teacher) was joined by Lauren Cantor (5th Grade Head Teacher and English Language Coordinator), Cristina Dominguez-Delgado (1st Grade Head Teacher) and Molida Khuon (3rd Grade French Head Teacher) to explain ISB's approach to mathematics instruction from Lower School through Middle School. A video recap is available here.

Meet the Booklets: A New Era at ISB’s Library

“The Booklets” is the newest initiative from Maria Falgoust, ISB’s Librarian and literary impresario. In Maria’s words, The Booklets are “library ambassadors” – a group of a dozen or so Middle School students who have elected to devote their Tuesday lunch periods to planning activities, envisioning new campaigns, and delegating tasks for the week ahead — all in the name of fostering a fresh, student-driven appreciation of the school Library and all it can offer the community. The Library is not exactly desperate for a P.R. bump; since its move from the Annex to its new capacious digs last year, Maria has seen her core group of patrons steadily expand, with everyone from Middle School students to Preschool families taking advantage of the Learning Commons’ unique space in the hours before and after school for reading, studying, and unwinding. But ask any member of The Booklets, and they will say this current success is only the beginning. When pressed about her goals for the year, 6th Grader Margaux A. was unflagging in her resolve to “make everyone want to come to the Library.”

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