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.

This year, the Class of 2018 has received acceptances at the following schools:

ACS Hillingdon (UK)
American School in London (UK)
Bard High School Early College Manhattan
Bard High School Early College Queens

Bay Ridge Prep
Beacon High School
The Berkeley Carroll School
Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Latin School
Brooklyn Technical High School*
The Calhoun School
École Jeannine Manuel (UK)
Edward R. Murrow High School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts*
Food and Finance High School
Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts
Grace Church School
High School for Environmental Studies
International School of London (UK)
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
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
NYC iSchool
NYC Museum School
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Poly Prep Country Day School
Saint Ann's School
Southbank School
Urban Assembly Maker Academy
United Nations International School

Bold: ISB Student Attending
*: Multiple ISB Students Attending

Literacy Week 2018

Amid the frenzy of Election Day and Parent Teacher Conferences, the ISB community came together to transform the gym for the 14th Annual Multilingual Book Fair: a forest of enticing French, English and Spanish literature, and to celebrate Literacy Week. The enthusiasm for the events stretched far and wide.

Service Learning at ISB

Throughout our students’ time at ISB, they are asked to take action in various ways, both as part of the curriculum and through stand alone initiatives. In the curriculum, the community service program builds as students advance through the Primary Years Programme (PYP - PK 3's through 5th Grade) and Middle Years Programme (MYP - 6th Grade-8th Grade), culminating in the MYP Community Service Project each student completes in 8th Grade. In addition to the classroom and individual service projects, ISB also organizes two school-wide service days, Local Day of Service and Global Service Day, to align with our goal of ensuring that our students become locally- and globally-minded.

7th Grade Student Maia W. Wins Essay Contest at New York Bilingual Fair!

Congratulations to ISB 7th Grader Maia W. on coming in 3rd place in the middle school essay contest hosted by French Morning and Frenchly as part of the New York Bilingual Fair. For this essay, students were asked to answer the question, “How does being bilingual make you different, shape you or define who you