Monday Memory: The Class of 2000

By Sam Wong, ISB Alumni Relations, and Nick Yates, ISB Communications

This memory reel video speaks volumes about how fondly International School of Beijing (ISB) alumni remember the school, and how they often stick together decades after departing ISB.

It was made by members of the Class of 2000 for the 20th anniversary of their High School graduation. Due to Covid-19, it was not possible for these alumni to celebrate in person as they planned in the spring of 2020, so they instead held a virtual reunion. Class of 2000 members situated all over the world came together with their former teachers via video conference to reminisce and reconnect.

The video is sure to bring a warm and fuzzy feeling to anyone who was at ISB around the turn of the millennium. For everybody else, it gives a vivid glimpse of what life was like in Beijing and at the school back then.

With attendees of the reunion eager to find out what their fellow scholars had been up to and how they’d changed, they were also brought well up to date by the video, which shows some major life events from weddings to families to professional landmarks in the 20 years from the year 2000.

The ISB Alumni Association continues to grow. More than 1,500 former students, parents, and faculty members have created profiles on the Alumni Network website. ISB holds official alumni reunions, and the Class of 2000 reunion is an example of the many events organized by groupings of former students under their own steam. The flame of alumni passion for ISB burns strong!

Just as the Class of 2000 celebrated last spring, ISB is proud to be marking its four decades of existence this year. In 2020-2021, everyone is invited to join in celebrating the anniversary through a range of events. Check out the Celebrating 40 web page for more details, and please send your photos and memories of ISB to for your chance to be featured here and in the Celebrating 40 Exhibition.

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