Preschool through Grade 12

Tuition & Fees

An investment in a culturally diverse, bilingual private education is an investment in your child’s future. As an ISB student, your child will have access to individuals, ideas and experiences that are not typical of a traditional school environment .

If you believe ISB is the right fit for your child, the annual tuition and fees are as follows:

2019-2020 Annual Tuition

Preschool & Kindergarten (Pre-K, Mid-K and K)
All supplies are included.


Lower School (Grades 1 to 5)
Textbooks and Notebooks are included.


Middle School (Grades 6 to 8)
Textbooks/Media are billed separately.


Upper School (Grades 9 and 10)
Textbooks/Media are billed separately.


Upper School (Grades 11 and 12)
Textbooks/Media and Examination Fees are billed separately (PSAT Testing Fee included).


The above rates do not apply when the tuition is paid by an employer or company linked with the student’s family. Please contact Victor Ng for more information on the relevant rates and terms.

2019-2020 Fees

  • Application Fee per child: $50
  • Matriculation Fee per new student: $2,000 ($1,500 for your second child and $1,000 for any additional children).
  • Estimated Fees for textbooks/media (Grades 6-12): Grades 6-10 & Grades 11-12 French Program only: $300-600 per year / Grades 11-12 International Baccalaureate: up to $1,000 covering two years.
  • Estimated Examination Fees (Grades 11 and 12): SAT Fees / Grade 11 French Program: $225 registration fee / Grade 12 French Program: $265 registration fee, plus $200 for the OIB, plus $80 per other optional test / Grade 12 International Baccalaureate: $172 registration fee, plus $119 per subject.
  • Hot Lunch Program: $1,000 to $1,500/year for the full week option.
  • Extended Day (Garderie – Maternelle and Lower School): $11.00/hr
  • Study Hall (Middle School): $15.00/hr; or annual flat fee: $600.00
  • Extracurricular activities and overnight trips: billed upon participation.
  • Private ISB Bus Service: billed upon participation.
  • ISB Housing Program: $18,000 for international students staying with host families.
  • Possible additional Learning Support Fee.

Click here to view the 2019-2020 Tuition & Fees schedule.

Payment Plans for Tuition

  • Option 1: Payment of full tuition by June 5th
  • Option 2: Payment of tuition in two installments (60% by June 5th and 40% by November 5th)
  • Option 3: Payment of tuition in 10 installments via Tuition Aid Data Services (TADS) from June 5th to March 5th of the following year. TADS will charge an annual flat fee of $50 per child.

We understand that you may have concerns about the cost of an independent school education. Please contact us for additional information, or to learn more about our need-based Financial Aid Program.

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