ISL provides not only a solid basic education program as demonstrated in the above average LEAP scoring, but it offers and educational perspective which nurtures the whole child. The music, art and sports programs are very diverse. The clubs and after school programs offer extended learning opportunities such as chess, sign language, science experiment projects, rugby, horticulture and more. The level of ISL parent involvement is one of the highest in the Metro area. In today's global society public schools such as ISL should be the norm and not the exception. The students of ISL will always carry with them a whole world frame of reference throughout their lives. ISL is truly a special place.
My daughter Rebecca has been with ISL since kindergarten in the French program and will enter the 3rd grade this Fall. My 5 year year old Aimee will enter kindergarten French this Fall. My husband and I are thrilled! We initially were a bot hesitant since we were unfamiliar with this type of immersion based school. Rebecca had been in a typical parochial school for Pre-K and we wanted the best for her. I am so glad we took the risk! Rebecca is thriving, her French accent is beautiful, her grasp of the language and ability to move back and forth from English to French is amazing. I wish I had had the same opportunity when I was her age. I know that they will have fabulous career opportunities upon graduation. Meg and Scott Greenfield
ISl is providing my daughter with the most enriching educational experience. It is a great place to learn and grow. I am so happy that she has the opportunity of the ISL experience. Laura Vagianos
ISL is wonderful! Most parents are a bit apprehensive about placing their child into an immersion school, as were we. However, my daughter is now in 2nd grade is does extremely well in Spanish and English. The teachers truely care as do the parents. ISL is very supportive and dedicated to its children and message. Despite Hurricane Katrina & any financial hardships I am as committed to supporting this school as they are to my daughter. She will be here until the end. I recommend ISL to everyone I know, beacuse it is truly hard to find a Very Good School, with participating parents, large diversity socially and racially, and not pay tuition.....dream come true!
My son started Kindergarten at ISL a month before the city was hit by Katrina. After the storm, ISL was the first public school, previously open in New Orleans, to reopen. The dedication of the administration and staff to the children is unmatched. The school had to reopen temporarily in Kenner, but remains committed to returning to New Orleans. Even with all of the Post Storm obstacles, ISL has kept their focus on providing a unique education to the children. My son is thriving ang is speaking Spanish well already. I was impressed that when he showed an interest in reading Spanish his teacher allowed him to begin learning to read without any pressure to do so. The parents are involved and committed. Involvement is encouraged. Parents truly treasure this school. The extracurriculars are great. My son is involved in Yoga, Soccer, and Circus Art. He is very happy at ISL!
My daughter has been with ISL since it's inception. She is fluent in French and can read and write in her target language. In addition, her level of English language instruction is above her current grade level. In addition to accademics, there is an arts and sports curriculum, clubs and after school activities. The luncheon program serves a very well balanced meal with no junk foods. The staff are all loveing and caring. This is a unique and wonderful school within Louisiana offering a free education.
My husband and I were initially somewhat apprehensive about enrolling our child in an immersion based program. While we wanted the benefits associated with learning a second language, we were uncertain as to how English literacy skills could be affected. However, within only a few short months, we were delighted to learn that our child's literacy skills had progressed to a level of high excellence in both French and English. In addition to the satisfaction we feel with our child's progress, we are equally pleased with the level of parental involvement and the overall uniqueness of the school. We now appreciate and understand the significance behind language immersion education and are happy that our child will benefit tremendously from it--now and for many years into the future!
My daughter is in 3rd grade at ISL. We love it! She is truly thinking and learning in another language. The staff at ISL is exceptional. They are dedicated to the mission and spirit of this unique school. Parent involvement has been crucial to the success of ISL. The FTCO(Family, Teacher and Community Organization) is making great strides on behalf of ISL. Check out the website, isl-edu.org
My son attends ISL and my daughter will attend this upcoming school year. We all love it! This is a very diverse school and the kids are really learning to speak in their target languages! I can't believe how much my son has grown since starting at this school. If you are looking for dedicated teachers and an exceptional staff at a school that has excellent parental involvement, this is the school for you and your kids.
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