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 Film ACS 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

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.