High School Placement


Advocates for Our Students' Future


ISB recognizes the critical role of high school placement support and provides a variety of resources to help its Middle School students and families navigate this complex process.

8th Grade families work closely with ISB’s High School Placement Coordinator and the Director of Middle School during the high school application and placement process. Our multi-year program allows the Director of Middle School and the High School Placement Coordinator to help families find the best match between our students and high schools.

ISB students apply to a broad range of high schools, including independent day schools, schools with religious affiliations, public schools, specialized public schools, and boarding schools.

Because of their strong academic backgrounds, critical thinking skills, creativity, and compassion, ISB graduates are highly sought after by high schools.

This year, the Class of 2018 has received acceptances at the following schools:

ACS Hillingdon (UK)
American School in London (UK)
Bard High School Early College Manhattan
Bard High School Early College Queens

Bay Ridge Prep
Beacon High School
The Berkeley Carroll School
Brooklyn Friends School
Brooklyn Latin School
Brooklyn Technical High School*
The Calhoun School
École Jeannine Manuel (UK)
Edward R. Murrow High School
Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts*
Food and Finance High School
Frank Sinatra High School of the Arts
Grace Church School
High School for Environmental Studies
International School of London (UK)
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Loyola School
LREI - Elisabeth Irwin High School
Lycée International de Londres Winston Churchill (UK)
Manhattan/Hunter Science High School
Midwood High School*
Millennium Brooklyn High School
New Explorations into Science, Technology and Math
NYC iSchool
NYC Museum School
The Packer Collegiate Institute
Poly Prep Country Day School
Saint Ann's School
Southbank School
Urban Assembly Maker Academy
United Nations International School

Bold: ISB Student Attending
*: Multiple ISB Students Attending

ISB’s First Common Read

This year, Librarian Maria Falgoust and MYP Coordinator and Middle School Language & Literature Teacher Katie Rogers teamed up to introduce the idea of a “common read” to the entire Middle School student body, as well as ISB’s faculty and staff. Over the summer, all chose to read either We are Displaced: My Journey and Stories from Refugee Girls Around the World by Malala Yousafzai or Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah

Adventures in Guadeloupe with the 7th Grade French Language Acquisition Class

This year, the French Language Acquisition class traveled to the French islands of Guadeloupe for the first time in ISB history! While visiting this beautiful archipelago, students attended language classes, stayed with host families, and went on incredible local excursions for an unforgettable French immersion experience.

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