Inquiry-based learning that fosters self-discovery and commits to our shared humanity and responsibility to the world. We develop adventurers. Creative collaborators and intellectual risk-takers who are inspired to think critically and seek answers. We create advocates. Passionate communicators actively connected to their community and the world. We shape leaders. Eager innovators dedicated to taking on challenges and exploring new ideas.
ISB strives to create and maintain a school environment with an awareness of global and local community by actively fostering diversity in action, attitude, and structure.
ISB is an independent, language immersion school offering two bilingual tracks: Spanish-English and French-English, and follows the International Baccalaureate programs for Lower and Middle School.

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Cost
Summer Program Cost Notes
$550/week, multi-week discounts available
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
377 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
International School Of Brooklyn Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / Jan. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
$28,667 - Pre-K 3 $29,604 - Pre-K 4 $32,992 - Kindergarten-5th Grade $37,357 - 6th-8th Grade
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director
Kelvin Ward and Kristen Moreland


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
17 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Class, Coding, Cooking Classes, Design Lab, STEM Classes, Student Council (Middle School), Yearbook Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Band Program, Fashion Design, Theater Arts, Violin Lessons

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Caipoeira, Dance Classes, Soccer Classes, Sports Club, Tennis, Yoga

School Notes

  • ISB is an independent, non-profit school that is known for its innovative and rigorous Pre-K 3 to 8th Grade French and Spanish language immersion IB program. ISB students acquire language mastery by learning through authentic contexts, with native-speaking teachers who use educational materials sourced from Francophone and Spanish-speaking countries. Our learning environment is driven by our six core principles: Language Immersion, Inquiry-based Education, Global Curriculum, International Mindedness, Diversity, and Community. These enable ISB students to become well-rounded, multilingual leaders ready to take risks and enthusiastic in their pursuit of knowledge and success. From Pre-K 3 to 8th Grade, ISB`s curriculum exposes students to diverse cultural perspectives and experiences that enhance their educational journeys and broaden their vision of the world. This dynamic, stimulating, and goal-oriented learning environment provides students with the skills to take on any challenge they meet with confidence.
  • The International School of Brooklyn is an anti-racist school. Our racially equitable curriculum, hiring practices, and admissions process are committed to anti-racism and anti-bias, opposing intended, unintended, direct, and indirect acts of discrimination. Our anti-racist work is ongoing, involving education, reflection, accountability, and action to become a more inclusive and equitable institution.
Profile last updated: 08/02/2021

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
My daughter has been attending the French program at International School of Brooklyn (ISB) for 5 years. She loves her school! She is always looking forward to go to school not only to see her friends but also to learn new things.As a parent, I think that the teachers are very attentive to the needs of each child and often communicate with parents. Kids are taught in a target language (French or Spanish) and English which makes the program comprehensive. However the teachers make it seem effortless. In addition to the academics, I have noticed that ISB also develop a positive attitude towards news things: my daughter and her friends are very curious about new things and accepting of things being different than what they do at home. Both the students and teachers at ISB come from various countries and background. My favorite thing at ISB is however the community. I am always impressed at the number of interesting and committed people I have met through the school. My daughter is not only bilingual but also proud to be multicultural thanks to ISB
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Our 9 year old daughter is starting her 7th year at ISB (she started in Nursery at age 3!) We continue to be amazed at the fluency of her French and her stellar pronunciation, especially for someone who does not have native speaking parent. She has been super excited to go to school every day, has loved and cherished all of her excellent teachers, and made great friends across grade levels and language groups. We have found that the dual language approach has only made her more hungry for reading and understanding how language works. As teachers ourselves, we have found ISB's financial aid process to be supportive and fair, and as residents of a Central Brooklyn neighborhood, we've found their school bus option and afterschool programs to be tremendously helpful. ISB is a wonderful, diverse community of educators and families and we highly recommend it for expanding your child's intellectual horizons.
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We have been parents at ISB for seven years now. We believed it was important to offer our children a bilingual education given the languages spoken in our home and our children have truly had an exceptional experience at ISB. The level of education in the target language sets ISB apart from other bilingual programs. In addition to the bilingual education, the school's curriculum and its focus on units of inquiry provides students with an opportunity to learn about subjects in an interdisciplinary way. Beyond the school's curriculum, the teachers and administration themselves demonstrate on a daily basis a real engagement with the students and their commitment to education. The diversity of the student body and the engagement of parents in the school further create a rich school culture and strong sense of community.
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I am a parent of 4-year-old son, who has been attending ISB for the past two years. We chose ISB because we had a desire for him to bilingual and realized it would be an impossible task coming from a monolingual family, if he was not in an immersive environment. So, we were thrilled when we discover the existence of the International School of Brooklyn. In two years, our son completely understands the Spanish language and is beginning to communicate in Spanish too. ISB teachers do an amazing job of creating an environment where children, at various language capabilities, come together and feel comfortable speaking in the target language. If having your child speak, write, and read in Spanish and/or French is important to you, I highly recommend ISB.
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The International School of Brooklyn is probably Brooklyn's best-kept secret. This is a wonderful school offering both the International Baccalaureate approach as well as a full language immersion program, either in French or Spanish. Beyond the curriculum though, what we found is that the school is a fantastic community of people who care for each other and raise great kids. Everybody knows everybody, the big kids watch out for the little ones, and you can feel that parents, teachers, administrators, and children support each other. We love it there.
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