Founded in 2005 as a new Brooklyn private school, The International School of Brooklyn offers Brooklynites a unique take on education. From The International School of Brooklyn’s website:
International School of Brooklyn is an N-8 International Baccalaureate (IB) and language immersion school (French and Spanish) located in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. ISB is accredited by the French and Spanish Ministries of Education and a provisional member of NYSAIS. ISB is an IB authorized Primary Years Programme (PYP) school and is a Middle Years Programme (MYP) candidate school currently seeking authorization. ISB is in the planning stage for a high school program (grades 9-12).
The best time for most students to enter The International School of Brooklyn is in preschool or kindergarten. In later grades the school requires proficiency in French or Spanish.
It is interesting how more and more New York City private schools are offering the International Baccalaureate, with The International School of Brooklyn, Leman Meritas and the British International School now offering this sought-after program that is accepted around the world. Many of my international clients seek out the International Baccalaureate because they believe it offers their children flexibility should the family need to relocate in the future.
When choosing an International Baccalaureate Program, families should always check during what grades the program runs. Many International Baccalaureate schools offer the program only in the last two years of high school (the Diploma Program), whereas many families seek the IB curriculum for their younger children.
The International School of Brooklyn is the only Brooklyn private school that offers the IB throughout. Brooklyn Friends offers only the Diploma Program.