Preschool through Grade 12

Additional Programs

The ISB Upper School is recognized for its advanced projects and distinctive programs, which enhance the educational experience.

Community Service

All ISB Middle and Upper School students are required to take part in service activities and encouraged to invest their time in creative, active and service-based projects. This helps students develop:

  • A commitment to an active, healthy lifestyle
  • Recognition of the value of creative and innovative activities
  • Collaboration, leadership and other skills

Global Issues

The Global Issues Program (GIP) helps International Program students become active global citizens by focusing on developing international mindedness, research, thinking, communication and self-regulation skills. In the program, students:
  • Encounter and tackle current local, regional or other problems with global significance, individually and in collaboration with others
  • Choose the focus and topics they want to explore
  • Actively engage in solutions and take charge of their learning

World Climate Simulation Conference

ISB students in grades 10-12 have been involved in this half-day simulation-based role-playing exercise since 2013. World Conference gives groups of 10 to 50 students the experience of reaching a global agreement to mitigate climate change. It helps students quickly learn the policy-relevant science of climate change; viscerally experience international dynamics; and succeed at crafting a solution to the challenges; all while taking a realistic look at the scale of changes ahead as we shift to a low-carbon global economy.

Babson Entrepreneurial Leadership Program

Open to 10th and 11th graders, this hands-on program guides students through entrepreneur development, start-up methodology and entrepreneurial thought in action. Students develop a start-up based on their passions and ideas, culminating in a Shark Bowl competition with teams from other Boston area schools.

Model UN Class

Ninth and tenth grade students research global issues and gain an in-depth understanding of the functions of the United Nations, parliamentary procedure, speechmaking, and working in committees. The MUN class participates in at least three regional Model UN conferences each year.

Model UN Club

Eleventh and twelfth grade students participate in regional MUN conferences outside of their academic schedule. The club meets on a regular basis to prepare for conferences, and attends three conferences per year. ISB students also organize an annual MUN conference at the School.

Digital Citizenship

Digital Citizenship is a mandatory online course for students in grades 9-11. It helps students learn how to be safe and secure, as well as smart and effective participants in a digital world. Students learn their rights and responsibilities, recognize benefits and risks, and realize the personal and ethical implications of their actions.

The nine elements of digital citizenship taught are: Digital Etiquette, Digital Access, Digital Law, Digital Literacy, Digital Communication, Digital Commerce, Digital Rights and Responsibility, Digital Safety (Security), Digital Health and Wellness.

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