Preschool through Grade 12


Are you ready to open up a world of possibilities?

At the International School of Boston (ISB), students, beginning in Preschool through Grade 12, are challenged to see things differently, think broadly and openly, and become successful global citizens. They are introduced to the world through a rigorous bilingual program within the context of a truly international classroom -- teachers and students from all around the globe.

New in September 2022: Students from Grades 2-5 will be given the option to either learn Spanish or Chinese. 

As one of the oldest bilingual French-­American schools in the United States, ISB prepares students for one of two esteemed international diplomas, the French or the International Baccalaureate, allowing students to apply to any college or university in the world.

Who Should Apply at ISB?

ISB is for students who want to be intellectually challenged, aspire to be bilingual (or even multilingual), and are eager to learn with peers from over 40 different countries from around the globe. Fluency in French is not required to join the ISB community.

Admission Overview

  • Siblings are given priority in the admissions process if their application is received before December 31st.
  • Applications are given priority if received before February 15th, with decisions emailed to families in March.
  • Our enrollment process supports international mobility and takes place on a rolling basis according to space availability and student qualifications. Applications are accepted year round.
  • Students placed on a waiting list are accepted when openings become available.
  • Tuition and fees are comparable to that of other highly prestigious independent schools.
  • Financial aid is available for qualifying families.

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Application Process

  • Complete our online application and submit your child’s academic records.
  • Contact the Admissions Office to schedule a virtual or in-person visit of our campus, or schedule a zoom call.

Selection Process

The ISB admissions process is thoughtful and selective. We work closely with new families to determine if our school is the best place for your child to learn, grow and become an open-minded citizen of the world.

Your child’s experience is at the heart of our selection process. We consider:

  • The student’s overall academic and developmental readiness for his/her grade.
  • His/her ability to benefit from an academically challenging bilingual curriculum.
  • The family’s commitment to our mission, program and diverse multicultural setting.

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We are truly teaching the world at the International School of Boston. We welcome you to join us.

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