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Academy of International Studies

Academy of International Studies
International Baccalaureate

The IB theme is geared toward the 21st century global environment by preparing students for college and beyond through rigorous academics, critical-thinking, and independence. IB uses the international baccalaureate learner profile to challenge students through global-minded academics to get them ready to participate in the world with intercultural understanding and respect.

Grades 6 to 12
1551 Blue Hills Ave.
Bloomfield, CT 06002
Academy of International Studies

School Overview

Academy of International Studies  is Connecticut’s only public International Baccalaureate (IB) World School serving students in grades 6-12 and preparing them to be global problem-solvers and leaders. The overall philosophy of the school’s theme is expressed through three basic concepts that support and strengthen all areas of the curriculum. These concepts are: intercultural awareness, holistic learning, and communication. Students are required to study their native language, a second language, humanities, sciences, mathematics, arts, physical education and technology. They are motivated to succeed, act as leaders of change, and inquire about and understand the world around them and identify their place within it. The school seeks to develop internationally minded citizens who recognize their responsibility for the planet and who will help to create a better and more peaceful world.

School Report Card – the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) has prepared this report, which includes information about student enrollment, student achievement, student and teacher diversity, and much more.

Fantastic Facts

  • Offers IB courses preparing students for college and beyond 
  • Develops students to be thinkers, risk-takers and communicators who are motivated to succeed
  • Places students at the forefront of their learning 
  • Empowers students to act as leaders and agents of change 
  • Encourages students to inquire about and understand
  • IB for all students 
  • 2020: 8 full diploma awardees, 361 certificates awarded 
  • Personal Project Experience for all 10th graders 
  • International travel to expand global theme and experience 
  • 97.7% four-year graduate rate

Sports, Clubs & Activities

Student Leadership(Peer mediators, mentors, tutors)
Student Action – Changemaker challenge
Student led plays and clubs
Student led panels (BLM, Action fair)
Black History Month Celebration (Daily announcements, messages, guest speaker, performances) ALL created and led by students

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