Principal's Message

“Until we get equality in education, we won’t have an equal society."
– Sonia Sotomayor


Hello Students and Families of the CREC Academy of International Studies Community,

Welcome to our website!  We hope that this site will provide you with a vision of our school and that you will feel the enthusiasm, compassion and creativity of International Studies.  We invite you to explore and to envision yourself as part of our school community.

As an International Baccalaureate World School, International offers both the IB Middle Years Programme (grades 6-10) and the IB Diploma Programme (grades 11 and 12).  The International Baccalaureate program is recognized globally for its high standard of rigor and the way in which students are provided with opportunities to stretch beyond their preconceived limits and engage in a robust college preparation curriculum. 

As a CREC magnet school, our theme is global and international studies, which focuses on four foundational concepts: Taking Action for Social Justice, Recognizing Diverse Perspectives, Investigating the World and Communicating as Global Citizens.  Our goal is to empower students to become changemakers and to positively impact our community through a focus on social justice and equity. 

Developing strong relationships with our families is very important to us. As a parent of a graduate of Academy of International Studies myself, I truly understand the importance of communication in supporting our students’ success.  We look forward to creating memories with you and your student throughout the upcoming school year! 

Yesenia Hernandez

Academy of International Studies