Welcome – Bienvenue – to the International School of Boston!
Here at ISB we are a school that lives and breathes its Mission. Equipping our students with the ability to speak multiple languages fluently and develop critical thinking skills within the context of international mindedness is a purposeful, daily experience. We provide our students with the essential tools to be not only prepared for university but also to have a real and meaningful impact on the world they will inherit. Our Core Values underscore a deep commitment to an inclusive environment where we embrace the notion that everyone brings value and deserves our care and respect. ISB is a school that develops thoughtful, reflective and authentic individuals who can think independently and autonomously through the lens of an interconnected and international perspective, something the world needs more than ever. Our bilingual program, highly respected French and International Baccalaureates and an array of Arts, Athletics and Travel opportunities underscore our holistic approach to student development as well as prepare our students to be part of something bigger than themselves, make a difference and help the world be a better place.
I invite you to come have a look for yourselves and experience what a true international education has to offer. Please come visit our campus and learn more about the unique, globally-minded education found here at the International School of Boston.
Richard Ulffers, Head of School
Here, rigorous bilingual education meets creativity; inclusive cultural experiences create a welcoming environment; and dedicated teachers cultivate the global mindset needed to learn and lead, today and in the future.
Learning in two languages, French and English, is the heart of our program. Our bilingual, international education leads children to a more flexible way of thinking. Students are immersed in another culture and become comfortable with themselves and respectful of others. They acquire the capacity to adapt – an essential trait in a fast-moving world. Learn more about how students benefit from being bilingual.
From traditional team sports like soccer and basketball, to unique programs like fencing and archery, athletic teams and club sports help ISB students develop confidence, school spirit, teamwork, self-sacrifice and sportsmanship – all while building a deep sense of community.
Students at all levels are introduced to the world at ISB, and learn to see things differently as they speak and think in two or more languages.
It is a place where students explore independent thinking and develop self-confidence; where students’ families bond in a shared celebration of culture and long-lasting friendships.
Our 50-year history is one of innovation, dedication and true student focus. Founded in 1962, ISB quickly grew from a Jardin d’Enfants (French-language Kindergarten) into a flourishing learning environment with more than 575 students representing about 40 countries on one campus.