The Academy of International Studies (AIS) is the only public school in Connecticut that is authorized to offer both the IB Middle Years (grades 6-10) and Diploma Programmes (grades 11-12) to all students.

MLC provides a conceptual and systems-based curriculum that is guided by the requirements of the International Baccalaureate program to develop students with an international perspective across the disciplines. This approach teaches students from diverse backgrounds to appreciate their similarities and differences while preparing them for the best colleges and success in their careers in the International workplace. Learning experiences beyond the classroom help to provide students with a global perspective in issues confronting society.