Procedures & Guidelines

ISB Admissions Prodecures : Nursery-5th Grade

Communicating with the Admissions Team

The most efficient mode of communication with ISB is email. Please feel free to email us with any questions regarding the admissions process: You may also call ISB’s main number 718-369-3023.

Application Deadline and Fee

The deadline to submit applications for the 2010-2011 school year is Tuesday, November 23, 2010. Complete applications and application fees must be received at ISB or postmarked by the deadline in order to receive a parent tour and interview appointment. It is strongly recommended to submit all of your admissions materials as soon as your are ready, in order to facilitate tour and interview scheduling. However, all applications receive equal consideration, as long as they are received/postmarked by the deadline.

Your application must include a non-refundable $75 fee. Checks should be made out to International School of Brooklyn (credit cards are accepted at the office or over the phone). NO CASH.

Submit applications directly at the ISB main office or via mail to: ISB, 477 Court St., Brooklyn, NY 11231.

Additional Application Materials

Please be sure to complete the Parent Statement section of the application (3rd page). The Parent Statement is an opportunity for you to share in writing how you would best describe your child.

If you are applying to Kindergarten-5th Grade, you will need to submit a copy of your child’s last school report, or a completed Teacher Form (to be filled out by your child’s current, or most recent, teacher). Please submit your child’s school report or the Teacher Form by the November 23, 2010 deadline.

Play-Based Assessments/Child Visits

A visit for your child(ren) will be scheduled when you receive your tour and interview date. Visits are conducted in English (arrangements can be made for children who do not yet speak English).

For Nursery-1st Grade applicants, your child’s visit will be in the form of a play-based assessment with two ISB staff members (visit includes table activities, circle time and informal group discussion). Nursery and PreK applicants meet in small groups for approximately 20 minutes, with their parent(s) in the room. Kindergarten and 1st Grade applicants meet in small groups for approximately 45 minutes. Parents are invited to another classroom for an informal chat with an ISB staff member or current parent.

2nd-5th Grade applicants will be schedule to come for a 1.5-hour visit in a classroom of their peers on a school day.

Visits for children applying for 1st-5th Grade will also include an informal language assessment.

School Notification & Parent Reply Dates for 2010-2011 Admissions Season

Nursery & PreKindergarten: Decision Date: 2/16/2011; Parent Reply Date: 3/10/2011

Kindergarten & 1st Grade: Decision Date: 2/11/2011; Parent Reply Date: 2/19/2011

2nd-5th Grades: Decision Date: 2/8/2011; Parent Reply Date: 3/2/2011