In line with the New York City Department of Education’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, ISB’s campus will be closed until April 20th at the earliest. Distance Learning is now in session! Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources.

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In line with the New York City Department of Education’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19, ISB’s campus will be closed until April 20th at the earliest. Distance Learning is now in session! Visit the Distance Learning Information Hub for updates and resources.

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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 30th.
*Children must be 4 years old by September 1st, 2020.

 

Register now for Summer 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)

2020 Weekly Themes

 
Week 1: Jun 22-26: 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!

Week 2: Jun 29-Jul 2: 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?

Week 3: Jul 6-10: 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.

Week 4: Jul 13-17: 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.

Week 5: Jul 20-24: 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.

Week 6: Jul 27-30: ISB Summer Spirit Week
As we ring in the end of ISB Summer 2020, 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.

Extended Fun (3:00-6:00pm): $25 per day or $115 for the week. Extended Fun is also available ad-hoc for $35 per day.
As an add-on to Extended Fun, we offer French and Spanish soccer classes through our partner Super Soccer Stars for $40 per class.
French Soccer: Wednesday, 3:30-4:15pm (Rising Pre-K and K), 4:15-5:00pm (Rising 1st-3rd)
Spanish Soccer: Thursday, 3:30-4:15pm (Rising Pre-K and K), 4:15-5:00pm (Rising 1st-3rd)

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

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

4th Grade Explores Artifacts in Digital Skills Class

by Pat Hough, Technology Integration Director During the 4th Grade Artifacts unit, students studied traditional Native American totem poles in their Digital Skills class. After looking at photos and videos of actual totem poles and discussing their meaning, each student made a sketch of a totem figure. The students worked in pairs and combined elements

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