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COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We are thrilled to be able to welcome our students back into the classrooms this year. Our plans are based on the official recommendations of the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Cambridge Board of Health. We also take into account both the risks that COVID-19 presents for our school community and the enormous value of in-person learning for our students. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade B+
  6. Sports
    grade C+

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Applying

Application Deadline
February 15
Application Fee
No data available  
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT, TOEFL

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$37,300
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
No data available  
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From International School of Boston

The International School of Boston (ISB) is an independent, non-profit, Preschool-12 French-English bilingual and international school located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in one of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the United States. As a world-class, accredited academic institution, ISB places the development of the bilingual brain at the heart of its mission. ISB students graduate with an American high school diploma and choose between two internationally renowned diplomas, the French or the International Baccalaureate, giving them the opportunity to thrive at leading universities in the United States, France, and around the world. Offering a rich experience with rigorous programs, ISB prepares its students for a lifetime of learning and service. Visit www.isbos.org.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1350
51 responses
Average ACT
31
22 responses

The International Baccalaureate at ISB

The International Baccalaureate aims to do more than other curricula by developing inquiring, knowledgeable & caring young people who are motivated to succeed and help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. IB students are encouraged to think independently and drive their own learning.

Culture & Safety

Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 9 responses
Poll
78%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 26 responses
  • Springfest
    23%
  • The all-school PTO party
    23%
  • Holiday Fair
    12%
  • Spirit Week
    12%
  • The theater festival
    12%
  • The Dictée de la Francophonie
    8%
  • Annual Gala
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
530
40%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 10 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 10 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$26,500
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
2
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
National
17:1
Poll
91%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 11 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 11 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
50%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
70%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade C+
Median Household Income
$113,236
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$2,038
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$696,169
National
$217,500

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