French and Spanish Language Immersion Program

ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Program captures the best of language learning and summer fun! ISB Summer’s staff is comprised of experienced, talented, and creative educators. Small group sizes (assigned by age) of 10 to 12 children and 2 to 3 counselors help each group build strong bonds and allows for personalized learning and attention. ISB’s warm and welcoming atmosphere makes ISB Summer Program a great experience for children of all language levels. Beginners grasp the rhythm of the language, learn songs, and build daily vocabulary. More advanced speakers enhance their skills by learning new vocabulary and using the language with their peers.

ISB's Summer Language Immersion Program is open to rising Pre-K*, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade students.
*Children must be 4 years old by September 1st, 2021.

Check back for more information about ISB Summer 2021!

A Day at ISB Summer...

At ISB Summer, children are a part of engaging and language-rich activities, including arts & crafts, group games, sports, cooking, music, drama, and story-time. Playing outside is also a key part of the summer experience! Daily recesses are scheduled in ISB’s play yard and local parks. Daily activities are always unique, but each day has one thing in common: the groups are always busy having fun!

Sample Schedule
9:00am-9:15am - Arrival & Morning Greeting: Circle Time, Discussion of Activities
9:15am-10:15am - Group Activities (e.g., arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
10:15am-10:30am - Snack (bring snack from home)
10:30am-11:15am - Outdoor Recess
11:15am-12:00pm - Group Activities (e.g., arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch* (bring lunch from home)
12:30pm-1:15pm - Trip to St. Mary's Playground (Pre-K 4 students have nap/quiet time after lunch)
1:15pm-2:30pm - Group Activities (e.g.: arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics etc.)
2:30pm-3:00pm - Clean-up, Farewell & Dismissal

Sample Weekly Themes

A Camp Grows in Brooklyn
Join us as we leave the city behind and welcome the start of summer. Be part of the adventure as we “grow” a camp right in the heart of ISB. Make sure to pack your essentials for some real camping fun!

Ready, Set, Go!: Transportation Exploration
Planes, Trains and Cars--oh my! Get in the driver's seat, as we explore all things that GO. What will you build? Where will you ride?

Squishy, Slimy, Sloppy
Help us discover all things that can go squish, slime, slop. Whether recipes, science experiences, or artful creations, we cannot wait to see all the mushy, gooey, sloshy explorations.

Guardians of the Planet
Planet Earth needs your help! How can we protect our natural environment and heal the world? Investigate, explore and discover how to care for the planet, while enjoying all the summer beauty it has to offer us.

Superheroes in Training
If you could create your own superhero persona, what superpower would you possess? Get ready to become the finest super-protector you can possibly imagine. We will provide the materials and space, so your imagination can really take flight.

ISB Summer Spirit Week
As we ring in the end of ISB Summer, we need your participation to celebrate its highlights. Whether you were with us for long or not, you will have a great time! Start the week with an adventure day and finish with an ISB Summer Pep Rally.

See what parents are saying about ISB's Summer Language Immersion Program...

"The activities were so creative and engaging. It was a great way to continue building Spanish language skills in a fun way. Leticia and all of the staff that worked with the group were so wonderful. They were fun, caring and so enthusiastic. Thank you!"
"Great teachers and good projects, it was a perfect introduction to French!"
"My son made a lot of friends. I loved that he was speaking Spanish all day."


"My son loved all of the hands-on art projects that accompanied the theme. I personally enjoyed that he came home everyday talking about the projects and his experiences at camp.  I loved the fact that the teachers were very creative in their implementation."

Prices and Registration

Weekly Prices*:
One Week: $550
Two Weeks: $1100
Three Weeks: $1590
Four Weeks: $2080
Five Weeks: $2550
Six Weeks: $3000
*4-day holiday weeks are prorated.

Sibling Discount: Receive $25/off per week on additional child(ren)'s registration.

“Same Sun Here”: the 5th Grade Winter Book Club

At the beginning of 2020, twelve ISB 5th Graders signed up to participate in a new Library initiative: a student book club. From late January to mid-March, the group met in the Library every Thursday afternoon. Students gathered over lunch to have conversations about a book selected by Head Librarian Maria Falgoust: Same Sun Here by Silas House and Neela Vaswani. The lively discussions and engaging activities that followed were co-facilitated by ISB parents and Library Committee members Shayna Wellington and Marianne Gimon and Associate Librarian Eli Hetko.

Student Action Brought Composting to ISB!

After three months of students consistently separating food waste from other trash, the habit of composting is now firmly established in the ISB Cafeteria.

Literature, Life, and the Love of Reading in the Learning Commons

By Jasmine Chu, Sophie Amieva, and Regan Penaluna, Library Committee Co-Chairs Everyone loves to linger in the ISB Library! Preschoolers cuddle up in the morning with their parents and a good book. Lower Schoolers gather to do homework or unwind on the bean bag chairs. Middle Schoolers collaborate on group projects. Students especially adore adore