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.

8th Grade families work closely with ISB’s High School Placement Coordinator and the Director of Middle School during the high school application and placement process. Our multi-year program allows the Director of Middle School and the High School Placement Coordinator 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.

In the last five years, our graduates have been offered placement at the following high schools:
Academy for Careers in Television and FilmACS Hillingdon (UK) American School in London (UK) Avenues: The World School Aviation High School Bard High School Early College Manhattan Bard High School Early College Queens BASIS Independent Brooklyn Bay Ridge Preparatory School The Beacon School The Berkeley Carroll School Bishop Loughlin Memorial High School The Boerum Hill School for International Studies The Brearley School Brooklyn Friends School The Brooklyn Latin School Brooklyn Prospect Charter High School Brooklyn Technical High School The Calhoun School Cardinal Spellman High School Cathedral High School Christ the King High School Church Farm School The Dalton School Dwight School East Side Community School École Jeannine Manuel (UK) Edward R. Murrow High School Emma Willard School The Ethel Walker School (CT) FDNY High School for Fire and Life Safety Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts Food and Finance High School Fordham Preparatory High School Foxcraft School (VA) Friends Select School (PA) Friends Seminary Frank Sinatra School of the Arts Garrison Forest School (MD) Germantown Friends School (PA) Goldstein High School for the Sciences Grace Church School High School of Art and Design High School for Environmental Studies High School for Math, Science, and Engineering at City College High School of Telecom and Technology International School of London (UK) La Salle Academy Léman Manhattan Preparatory School Linden Hall (PA) Loyola School LREI - Elisabeth Irwin High School Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill (UK) Manhattan/Hunter Science High School Midwood High School Millennium Brooklyn High School New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math Notre Dame School of Manhattan NYC iSchool NYC Museum School PACE High School The Packer Collegiate Institute Poly Prep Country Day School Rudolf Steiner School Saint Ann's School St. Edmund Preparatory School St. Jean Baptiste High School St. Vincent Ferrer High School Southbank School (UK) Swiss International Scientific School in Dubai United Nations International School Urban Assembly Maker Academy Xavier High School Xaverian High School

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.

Middle School Assembly: Q&A with New York Times Political Reporter Matt Stevens

On October 26th, just over a week prior to the 2020 general election, students in 5th-8th Grade attended an assembly with special guest speaker, Matt Stevens, political reporter for The New York Times. Mr. Stevens has been covering the news and developments throughout the election season and gave our students valuable insight into the world of journalism.

Middle Schoolers Dive Deeper into their Summer Reading on Racism and Anti-racism

What is history? How is history much more than simply a recording of dates and facts that are significant only to the past? In what ways is racism woven into the fabric of American institutions? Where do you see evidence of this today? In what ways is racism embedded in practices, policies, and laws? What parallels can you draw between the past and present ways racist roadblocks, potholes, and loopholes continue to persist? In what ways do assimilationist, segregationist, or antiracist stances show up in your daily lives? To what extent do all citizens of a democratic society have a responsibility to disrupt the racism that is embedded in the English language? These questions were some of the many that the student reading group of rising 7th and 8th Graders reflected upon this summer. All rising 7th and 8th graders were assigned Stamped: Racism, Antiracism, and You by Ibram X. Kendi and Jason Reynolds for their summer reading. Katie Rogers, MYP Coordinator and Middle School English Language & Literature Teacher, created this additional optional reading group for students to join weekly as a space to help process and discuss their reading experience together.