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International School of Boston

International School of Boston is a coeducational private special program emphasis traditional school for students in grades Pre-K through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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International School of Boston says

The International School of Boston (ISB) offers a comprehensive bilingual program Pre-K through 12th grade with an international focus, embracing the best practices and highest educational standards of both American and French educational traditions. In 9th grade, students have the choice between the International Program taught in English, leading to the International Baccalaureate, and the Bilingual Program following the French curriculum, leading to the French Baccalaureate. Opened in 1962, ISB enrolls 631 students representing 42 nationalities.At ISB, students learn to thrive in a diverse, multilingual and multinational community, by pairing the study of international languages with the study of math, science, history and national cultures. This integrated curriculum enables students to experience, rather them simply learn about, the world in which they live. Pre-K through Kindergarten: French Immersion Program, 1st through 8th grade: Dual Language Program (French & English). 9th through 12th grade: Students choose between the International Program leading to the International Baccalaureate and the Bilingual Program leading to the French Baccalaureate.

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Early Education (Pre-K to K): Elementary School (1-5): Middle School (6-8): Upper School (9-12):

Mission Statement

Our mission is to shape lifelong achievers who can speak and think in multiple languages and who can apply their knowledge anywhere in the world. Our distinctive bilingual curriculum is rooted in the rigor and creativity of the French and American academic traditions. We inspire our diverse international student body to pursue academic excellence, and we prepare our graduates to thrive at the world’s best universities.


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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 552
Enrollment By Grade
Grade Number of Students
Pre-K 59
Kindergarten 54
1 52
2 43
3 38
4 55
5 28
6 30
7 28
8 40
9 25
10 37
11 36
12 27

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Student Teacher Ratio 7 : 1
Gender 45% Male / 55% Female
Student Diversity
Percentage of Student Body
White 77%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1%
Multi-racial 2%
Hispanic/Latino 2%
Black or African American 4%
Asian 5%
Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management   Barbara Saran-Brunner
Head of School   Richard Blumenthal


Students are encouraged to participate in a variety of School-sponsored clubs and Varsity athletic teams. Club activities include: A Capella Group, Archery, Art, Chorus, Cross Country, Model United Nations, Rock Band, Student Council, Table Tennis, Drama, Volleyball, and Web Design. Current Athletic teams include: Basketball, Fencing, Sailing, Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee.
  • Archery
  • Art Club
  • Badminton
  • Baking
  • Basketball
  • Choir
  • Community Service
  • Concert Band
  • Economics Club
  • Fencing
  • Martial Arts
  • Math Olympiad
  • Model UN
  • Peer Tutoring
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Theater

Associations & Memberships

Other school associations

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

Other special emphasis assocations

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