About International

School Day:
Start time: 7:30 am
End time: 2:05 pm

Grades Served:
The Academy of International Studies serves students in grades 6-12

International Mission:

The mission of the Academy of International Studies, a dynamic partnership of educators, students, and parents, is to provide a forum for global and international studies so that students develop a caring, inquiring, and open-minded perspective and become empowered as agents of change creating a better and more peaceful world.

About the Academy of International Studies

At the Academy of International Studies, we look at everything we do through the eyes of the learner as our students evolve into world citizens. Our partnership approach – among educators, students, and parents – is designed to empower students to discover their passion and place in their many communities, from local to global.

Our nationally recognized global studies curriculum emphasizes cross-cultural awareness, knowledge of the global dynamic, state of the planet awareness, and understanding of the consequences of human choice. The philosophy, assessment, and curriculum, especially in terms of its alignment with the International Baccalaureate standards and practices, prepare students to meet the world as prepared and thoughtful global citizens.  Learning is enhanced through the hosting of international visitors and foreign exchange students. Our students apply their classroom experiences through service learning, field studies, IB Personal Project, senior capstone projects, IB Extended Essay and Creativity, Activity, Service (CAS).  Students of International communicate with their peers throughout the world through online curriculum projects, teleconferences and face-to-face exchanges.

International Baccalaureate (IB) World School 
Middle Years and Diploma Programmes

International is the only public school in Connecticut that is authorized to offer both the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6-10) and Diploma Programme (grades 11-12).

The IB Middle Years Programme, for students aged 11 to 16, provides a framework of academic challenge that encourages students to embrace and understand the connections between traditional subjects and the real world, and become critical and reflective thinkers.

The IB Diploma Programme, for students aged 16 to 18, "aims to develop students who have excellent depth and breadth of knowledge -- students who flourish physically, intellectually, emotionally, and ethically," (www.ibo.org/en/programmes).

"Teaching and learning in the IB celebrates the many ways people work together to construct meaning and make sense of the world. An IB education empowers young people for a lifetime of learning, independently and in collaboration with others." (www.ibo.org/benefits/the-ib-teaching-style).

For more information, please contact:

Yesenia Hernandez,  Principal
1551 Blue Hills Avenue
Bloomfield, CT 06002
(860) 242-7834