¡Pasa el verano hablando español!

Passez l'été en parlant français !

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 up 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 the 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 4* through rising 5th Grade students.
*Children must be 4 years old by September 1.

Summer 2022

(Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, August 5)

During each session, participants explore a theme that guides their activities and language learning. Each week, we incorporate STEAM-based, hands-on projects. The first week is a summer holiday-themed week and the following four weeks, we welcome visiting naturalists, Brooklyn Seeds Gardening program, with a four-week residency (July 11- August 5).

Session Themes 2022

During each session, participants explore a theme that guides their activities and language learning.

Session 1: Fun in the Sun (Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 8)

It’s time to celebrate summer! With this four-day holiday week, we create a fun-loving and safe space to embrace summer. Outdoors time with sprinklers, water play, face-painting, picnics, campy songs in French or Spanish, summer treats (smoothie making, and smores, anyone?)

Session 2: Mud and Bugs (Monday, July 11 - Friday, July 15)

Make mud pies, learn about the importance of dirt and the fascinating and diverse life of insects. Our resident gardening program Brooklyn Seeds brings crawly visitors to campus and we learn their special (and beneficial) creature powers.

Session 3: Raptors and Rodents, oh my! (Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22)

Delve into the world of prey and predator and examine the fascinating life of animals that are right here in our midst. With target vocabulary naming different birds and yes, rodents, we will learn about the comeback of raptors in New York City and how these mighty predators can help reduce our rat population. We will also learn about what smart creatures rats are.

Session 4: Tree Life: Giants Among Us (Monday, July 25 - Friday, July 29)

Learn about the species of trees near campus and help care for them. We’ll learn about how trees communicate with each other and how we can help our city trees year-round. Projects will include looking at tree rings to learn the age of trees, leaf observations, sketches, planting flowers!

Session 5: Moss, Rocks, Potions, and Ink (Monday, August 1 - Friday, August 5)

Explore the world of tiny plants and animals (ants, beetles, worms, and the amazing tardigrade). Create moss terrariums and conclude the summer with art-making from nature. (Ink making!)

Health and Safety Plan

Children are required to be fully vaccinated in order to attend ISB’s summer session.  This includes all vaccinations required for school entry and both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine for children aged 5 years and up. Children younger than 5 years old are not currently required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, but this is subject to change based on FDA approval. A standard health form and proof of vaccination against Covid-19 (if age appropriate) will be required to attend our summer session. Currently, at ISB, children wear masks indoors, except for during socially distanced snack or lunch, and are allowed to be mask-free when outdoors. This requirement is subject to change according to guidance from the Department of Health.  If your student requires any medications, including over-the-counter, their pediatrician will need to complete a required form. Please contact our School Nurse, Kali Gerber, at kgerber@isbrooklyn.org for any questions regarding health forms or your child’s health needs. 

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

8:30-8:50am - Early Drop-off
8:50am-9:00am - Regular Drop-off
9:00am-9:15am - Arrival & Morning Greeting: Circle Time, Discussion of Activities
9:15am-10:15am - Group Activities (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 (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-3:30pm - Group Activities (arts & crafts, music, cooking, drama, athletics, etc.)
3:30pm-4:00pm - Clean-up, Farewell & Dismissal
4:00pm-5:00pm - Extended Day

Prices and Registration

2022 Program Prices:
Session 1 (July 5 - July 8): $520
Session 2 (July 11 - July 15): $650
Session 3 (July 18 - July 22): $650
Session 4 (July 25 - July 29): $650
Session 5 (August 1 - August 5): $650

Please note there is a non-refundable registration fee of $25 per session.

Early Bird Discount: 2% off the total cost of summer session registrations purchased through March 31, 2022.

Sibling Discount: Receive 2 percent off per child per session when 2 or more siblings are registered.

Multiple Session Discount: Register for 4 or more sessions to receive 2% off your total.

Registration for ISB Summer takes place online via Popsicle. Create your account, enter your child(ren)'s information, and then choose your desired program sessions. Get started now!

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."

2nd Grade Future Astronauts Blast Off to Outer Space

There was a buzz of excitement in the 2nd Grade classrooms as students began their next unit of inquiry on outer space. First, students reflected on their prior knowledge by writing and drawing what they already knew about the solar system, and then, they moved on to their space adventures! “This is the best unit for 2nd Graders!” says Paulina Bemporad, 2nd Grade English Teacher. “We tap into the wonder and imagination for space exploration, investigating our Solar System as we integrate science, math, physics, language, literacy, and social studies.”

A Powerful and Intimate Conversation Between ISB 5th Graders and Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez

Each year, as part of the Civic Symbols and Constitutions unit of inquiry, the 5th Grade class sets off to Washington, D.C. to further understand how our the Constitution and other political documents are used to govern the country and to explore the ways that monuments and civic symbols express the common values of our society. While field trips have been put on pause during the pandemic, the class has been enjoying virtual field trips and meetings with special visitors as they learn more about the United States government. Last week, the 5th Graders were very fortunate to have a virtual visit from Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez, New York’s 7th Congressional district representative, which includes their own school community in Carroll Gardens as well as several other surrounding Brooklyn neighborhoods.

La Tierra en Movimiento

The 5th Grade “Moving Earth” unit encompasses Earth’s changes and how those changes can affect our lives. No one could have predicted that students would be exploring this unit while living through a historic pandemic, but the current context gave students a deeper connection to their studies and a very real lens through which to develop inquisitive questions. Students launched the unit by investigating the Earth’s changes and the human response. To explore this, Spanish 5th Graders interviewed people who have lived through various disasters from all around the world.