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Connecticut IB Academy

Connecticut IB Academy
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 9 to 12
857 Forbes Street
East Hartford, CT 06118
Connecticut IB Academy

School Message Board

We are happy to welcome our new students from the Class of 2025 and Class of 2026 and their families!

Events for New Students and Families

New CIBA Family Welcome and Ice Cream Social
We would like to welcome all new (and returning!) CIBA families with new CIBA students for the 2022-2023 school year to our CIBA community at an ice cream social.  We will have a brief introduction to CIBA (while the students are taking a math placement test), tours of the school, and meet and greet!
Date:  June 29, 2022 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location: Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA), 857 Forbes Street, East Hartford, CT 06118

New Student Orientation
We will hold a New Student Orientation for all new CIBA students.  The orientation consists of engaging and fun experiences that will orient students to CIBA and to our IB programmes.  New students will get an opportunity to begin building relationships with peers, current CIBA students, and staff.  There is also a service component to the experience.  Transportation as well as free breakfast and lunch will be provided daily.

Date: August 15-17, 2022 8 AM-3PM daily
Location: Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA), 857 Forbes Street, East Hartford, CT 06118

Contact Information:
CIBA Main Office:  860-622-5590

Student Registration Information:

Phone: (860) 622 -5967, (860) 622-5968, (860) 622-5969

Registration Website

How to Respond and Helpful Information

School Overview

The Connecticut IB Academy’s philosophy of teaching and learning aligns with the approaches supported by recent research on best practices in international education as well as the standards and practices advocated by the International Baccalaureate.

The Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA) is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, © an internationally-recognized educational model that focuses on depth, breadth and developing learners as independent, internationally-minded thinkers and problem solvers. The IB is a course of study that exceeds traditional academic boundaries and extends far beyond the classroom. Contrary to common belief, while the IB emphasizes international mindedness, it is not in itself an international studies program, but rather a rich, broad academic program that encourages learners to connect their knowledge to the world around them, whether in the sciences, mathematics or humanities. The IB programmes have a high level of respect and recognition among the world’s leading higher education institutions which may result in advanced course standing, course credit, scholarships and other admissions related benefits for CIBA students.

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

  • Middle Years Programme (MYP) in grades 9–10 and IB Diploma Programme (DP) in grades 11–12 
  • Highly rigorous, fast-paced, and challenging academic requirements above and beyond a traditional high school 
  • ALL honors level IB courses Improved opportunities for college admission and excellent preparation for college success 
  • Opportunity to study with international students as well as international field study and exchange programs offered 
  • Numerous athletics offered by East Hartford High School and CIBA clubs
  • 2020 US News and World Report: #1 High School in Connecticut 
  • 2020 US News and World Report: #1 Hartford, CT Metro Area High Schools 
  • 2020 Niche: #11 Most Diverse Public High School in CT 
  • 2020 Niche: #19 Best College Prep Public High School 
  • 2019 and 2020 Great Schools College Success Award 
  • 2017 U.S. State Department Medallion Partner in Global Diplomacy 
  • 100% four-year graduation rate

Sports, Clubs & Activities

CIBA students can try out and play any sport offered at East Hartford High School. Fall sports include: Badminton, cross country, football, soccer, cheerleading, swimming & diving, and volleyball. Winter sports include: Basketball, indoor track, swimming, wrestling, and cheerleading. Spring sports include: Baseball, golf, softball, tennis, track, and volleyball.

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