For Families

As an International School, we invite parents and guardians to be actively involved in our school community.

We value the partnership with our families and engage with them in many ways. This page provides resources for parents and guardians of our students and is a great starting point to orient yourself as a new family. Parent engagement is an important part of our school life, and we hope you explore the many opportunities to get involved. If you have any questions, please get in touch with us at info@gisbos.org.

GISB Families Calendar

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2022–2023 Calendar

2023–2024 Calendar

February 2023

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  • 2023-2024 Application Deadline (new families)
  • 2023-2024 Re-Enrollment Period Begins
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  • FSG Baking@GISB
  • Coffee Hour at Swissbäkers
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  • GISB Ski Week
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  • GISB Ski Week
  • English Conversation Group for GISB Parents/Guardians
  • Kindergarten ("Vorschule") Info Night | Virtual
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  • GISB Ski Week
  • Fast Track Info Night | Virtual
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  • GISB Ski Week
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  • FSG Baking@GISB
  • Coffee Hour at Swissbäkers
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  • High School & Oslo Exchange Information Night
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  • English Conversation Group for GISB Parents/Guardians
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  • 2023-2024 Re-Enrollment Period Ends
  • MS Dance (grade 5 - 8)
  • Elementary School Info Night | Virtual
  • Board of Trustees Meeting
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17
  • Fasching at LC
  • FSG Baking@GISB
  • Coffee Hour at Swissbäkers
  • Meet the Board @ Article 24 on Western Ave
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  • February Break
  • Presidents' Day (Holiday)
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  • February Break
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  • February Break
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  • February Break
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  • February Break
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  • English Conversation Group for GISB Parents/Guardians
February 8, 2023
February 9, 2023
February 10, 2023
  • FSG Baking@GISB

    February 10, 2023  8:00 am - 8:45 am
    57 Holton St, Allston, MA 02134

    After having served the GISB for three years prior to the pandemic, FSG Baking is excited to bring a touch of “feels like home” back to the GISB community this year. Starting on January 20, FSG Baking will be at the GISB Upper Campus (outside next to front entrance) from 8:00-8:45am for onsite sale.

    See more details

  • Coffee Hour at Swissbäkers

    February 10, 2023  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

    See more details

February 13, 2023
  • High School & Oslo Exchange Information Night

    February 13, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    To register, please click here.

    See more details

February 14, 2023
  • English Conversation Group for GISB Parents/Guardians

    February 14, 2023  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Starbucks, 217 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

    Looking for an opportunity to speak, practice, or just listen in on some English conversation? Join us every Tuesday morning after drop-off at Starbucks at the Continuum (217 Western Ave, Allston). Everyone, from native speakers to those just getting started with English, is welcome!

    See more details

February 15, 2023
  • 2023-2024 Re-Enrollment Period Ends

    February 15, 2023

    See more details

  • MS Dance (grade 5 - 8)

    February 15, 2023  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See more details

  • Elementary School Info Night | Virtual

    February 15, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See more details

  • Board of Trustees Meeting

    February 15, 2023  7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

    See more details

February 16, 2023
February 17, 2023
  • Fasching at LC

    February 17, 2023

    See more details

  • FSG Baking@GISB

    February 17, 2023  8:00 am - 8:45 am
    57 Holton St, Allston, MA 02134

    After having served the GISB for three years prior to the pandemic, FSG Baking is excited to bring a touch of “feels like home” back to the GISB community this year. Starting on January 20, FSG Baking will be at the GISB Upper Campus (outside next to front entrance) from 8:00-8:45am for onsite sale.

    See more details

  • Coffee Hour at Swissbäkers

    February 17, 2023  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

    See more details

  • Meet the Board @ Article 24 on Western Ave

    February 17, 2023  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    See more details

February 20, 2023
February 21, 2023
February 22, 2023
February 23, 2023
February 24, 2023
February 28, 2023
  • English Conversation Group for GISB Parents/Guardians

    February 28, 2023  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Starbucks, 217 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

    Looking for an opportunity to speak, practice, or just listen in on some English conversation? Join us every Tuesday morning after drop-off at Starbucks at the Continuum (217 Western Ave, Allston). Everyone, from native speakers to those just getting started with English, is welcome!

    See more details

March 3, 2023
  • GISB 9th graders in Oslo

    March 3, 2023 - May 27, 2023  

    See more details

  • FSG Baking@GISB

    March 3, 2023  8:00 am - 8:45 am
    57 Holton St, Allston, MA 02134

    After having served the GISB for three years prior to the pandemic, FSG Baking is excited to bring a touch of “feels like home” back to the GISB community this year. Starting on January 20, FSG Baking will be at the GISB Upper Campus (outside next to front entrance) from 8:00-8:45am for onsite sale.

    See more details

  • Coffee Hour at Swissbäkers

    March 3, 2023  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    168 Western Ave, Allston, MA 02134, USA

    Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers

    Join us Fridays after drop off for Kaffeeklatsch at Swissbäkers (168 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134). Representatives from the Welcome Team, Parent Council, and PA are looking forward to meeting familiar and new faces. 
     

    See more details

March 4, 2023
March 5, 2023
March 6, 2023
March 7, 2023
  • GISB 9th graders in Oslo

    March 3, 2023 - May 27, 2023  

    See more details

  • English Conversation Group for GISB Parents/Guardians

    March 7, 2023  8:30 am - 10:00 am
    Starbucks, 217 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134, USA

    Looking for an opportunity to speak, practice, or just listen in on some English conversation? Join us every Tuesday morning after drop-off at Starbucks at the Continuum (217 Western Ave, Allston). Everyone, from native speakers to those just getting started with English, is welcome!

    See more details

School Policies

Fostering a safe and nurturing environment where students can learn and grow.

GISB is committed to providing all students with a safe and supportive learning environment. For questions about policies, please contact GISB’s Head of Administration.

Covid-19 Response

Staying safe while providing an exceptional educational experience

Following guidance from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Massachusett’s Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE), GISB has developed Safety Standards and Procedures for the 2022-2023 school year with the goal to continue to be safe while providing an exceptional educational experience.

  • GISB follows CDC guidelines for masking based on the community level as reported by the CDC. GISB may temporarily mandate masks in individual classrooms, grade levels, or sections based on COVID numbers in the school.
  • Physical and social distancing measures have been discontinued, including cohorts.
  • Extracurricular activities, day and overnight field trips are permitted. 
  • Parents and other visitors are allowed to enter the school buildings.
  • Symptomatic rapid testing is available in the Health Office.
  • GISB continues to follow CDC guidelines for quarantine and isolation.

Vaccinations & Boosters

We encourage everyone who is eligible to please get vaccinated and receive a booster. For the continued safety of our community, it is important to have everyone vaccinated who can safely do so. Please see the Massachusetts Covid-19 vaccination website for more information.