French and Spanish Summer Language Immersion Program

ISB’s French and Spanish Language Immersion Summer 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 12 to 15 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 Program is open to rising Pre-K*, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and 3rd Grade students. ISB Summer 2020 runs for six weeks from June 22nd to July 31st.
*Children must be 4 years old by September 1st, 2020.

 

Look for Summer 2020 registration information coming in January 2020!

A Day at ISB Summer...

At ISB Summer, children are a part of engaging and language-rich activities such as: 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. Children can play tag with friends, join a soccer game, and stay cool in the sprinklers. Daily activities are always unique, but each day has one thing in common: the groups are always busy having fun!

Sample Schedule 

8:00am-9:00am - Early Drop Off (complimentary morning childcare — optional)
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 provided by ISB
10:30am-11:15am - Sprinkler Recess at ISB
11:15am-12:00pm - Group Activities
12:00pm-12:30pm - Lunch* (bring lunch from home)
12:30pm-1:15pm - Trip to Carroll Park (Pre-K 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
3:00pm-6:00pm - Extended Fun (optional, additional fee)

2019 Weekly Themes

Week 1: Jun 24-28: Movin' & Groovin' Through the Years
Join us in welcoming the summer by going back in time and learning the many popular dances of the 70’s, 80s, & 90’s. Everyone will be on their feet and moving to the many styles while letting their own bodies rock to the rhythms. So come on, get your ISB groove on!

Week 2: Jul 1-3: Anything Goes!
What if you were told that you could chase your own creative thoughts and ideas? What would you come up with? Games? Songs? Your own creatively-themed meal? Let us help you organize all the ideas growing in your mind by sorting through all those possibilities and bringing to life the most exciting one!

Week 3: Jul 8-12: Mad Scientists
Science can be weird, cool, and mad. Join us as we become Mad Scientists who are not afraid to try new and crazy experiments. This week we will certainly channel our inner researchers as we make our way through the elaborate thrill that is experimental science.

Week 4: Jul 15-19: Under the Sea
Take a dive and explore the grandiose world found underwater! We will immerse ourselves and become a part of the sea as we discover all the things, living and not, which comprise it.

Week 5: Jul 22-26: Around the World in 5 Days
Get your passports out - it’s time to travel the world! This week we will be transported to many rich corners of the earth, as we discover new places, foods, and people. Come along as we learn more about other countries, while engaging in new cultures and customs.

Week 6: Jul 29-Aug 2: Circus
Help us wrap up the summer by bringing to life an ISB Summer Circus. We will all help in coming up with ideas and activities for what to include in our big top show. Our grand opening will showcase our creative and risk-taking minds. So, come one, come all, come to the greatest Summer Circus Show in Brooklyn!

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."

Snack & Lunch
ISB will provide a mid-morning snack to re-energize students. Snacks generally include grains such as crackers or pretzels and/or fruit. Full-day participants should bring a filling, healthy meal from home. On the occasion that ISB takes a food excursion or has a food related workshop parents will be notified. Parents are encouraged to still pack lunch or plentiful snacks on these days, should students not desire options provided.  Please note: ISB does not provide lunch service.

*International School of Brooklyn is nut-aware. Nuts and nut products are not permitted.*

Prices and Registration

Weekly Price: $550

Extended Fun (3:00-6:00pm): $25 per day or $115 for the week. Extended Fun is also available ad-hoc for $35 a day.

Soccer with Super Soccer Stars during Extended Fun:
Wednesdays: French Soccer, $35/class (PK-K - 3:30-4:15pm, 1st-3rd - 4:15-5:00pm)
Thursdays: Spanish Soccer, $35/class (PK-K - 3:30-4:15pm, 1st-3rd - 4:15-5:00pm)

Early Bird Discount: $525/week for registrations before March 15th, 2020.

Multiple Week Discount: $25 off per week when registering for 3-5 weeks. $50 off per week when registering for all 6 weeks.

Sibling Discount: $25 off per child per week when registering siblings.

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