Bridgeport International Academy

Bridgeport International Academy (BIA) is a private,nonsectarian, college preparatory, boarding and day high schoolwith an international student body and faculty.
Located adjacent to the seaside campus of the University ofBridgeport, the Academy offers a strong college preparatorycurriculum for grades 9 through 12, with the opportunity forstudents to take college courses and use universityfacilities.
The three pillars that form BIA`s identity, mission, values,and climate are academic excellence, moral development, and aglobal perspective.(

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 62 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,900
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
62 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Bridgeport International Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
12 students
List of Courses Offered
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Uniform: Polo shirt & khaki pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Dec. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Please contact us directly for international rate
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Ms. Lily Shapiro
Admissions Associate
Dr. Frederick Swarts


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Board Game Club, Drama Club, Fishing Club, Music Production Club, National Honor Society, Student Council

School Notes

  • BIA is an independent college preparatory high school locatedadjacent to the University of Bridgeport with opportunities to takecollege courses, use college facilities, and study with faculty andstudents from throughout the world. The Academy is committed to academic excellence, character development, creativity of the mind, and global citizenship. BIA is located approximately one hour outside NewYork City. Bordering Long Island Sound, BIA's location is adjacent to Seaside Park. Students are able to use the facilities of the University of Bridgeport, including the gymnasium, chemistry laboratory recreation center, cafeteria, and library.
  • BIA is fully accredited by the New England Association of Schoolsand Colleges (NEASC), the nation`s oldest accrediting body forpublic and independent schools, colleges and universities. BIA also has state approval as a nonpublic school by the State of Connecticut. In addition, the Academy has approval from the Department of Homeland Security of the U.S. government to issueI-20 forms in order for international students to obtain F-1non-immigrant, student visas.
  • BIA is currently we ranked #12 in the nation and #1 in the state of Connecticut for diversity (according to, with 40 countries represented in our student body throughout the years.With a world that seems to get smaller every day, we think that students need to learn how how to write a thesis statement, use the pythagorean theorum, and understand human biology, but also how to communicate through language barriers with students from other countries and cultures.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Bridgeport International Academy cost?
Bridgeport International Academy's tuition is approximately $7,900 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Bridgeport International Academy?
The acceptance rate of Bridgeport International Academy is 65%, which is lower than the national average of 69%.
When is the application deadline for Bridgeport International Academy?
The application deadline for Bridgeport International Academy is Dec. 1 / May. 1 / rolling (applications are due on Dec. 1 / May. 1 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Bridgeport International Academy located?
Bridgeport International Academy is located in the South End neighborhood of Bridgeport, CT. There are 1 other private schools located in South End.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
Though it is a small school that students are focused on studies. They don't have Torrance for keeping problematic students. That is the part we liked. In the safe and monitored environment, we felt we didn't have to worry about what my teenagers are doing. No drug, no liquor, not into dating. My child is growing up to build a healthy habit. We are happy about it. Teachers are passionate about seeing their students succeed.
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My daughter is the 10th grade in the school. She became much happier and looks brighter than the time she used to be in a public school. She talks about her friends all the time, and more focused on her studies. She developed a good study habit. They offer safe and good academic atmosphere.
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My son attended BIA for the 11th and 12th grades. He had been in what was considered to be a very good public school in Pennsylvania, but BIA proved to be a much better school in several respects. For one, he completed four college courses while at BIA (Arabic I and II, Psychology, English) and had access to the university facilities, including their cafeteria, gym, and library. The arts at BIA proved to be exceptional, and he got to perform in two plays, which were presented at the big and well-equipped Mertens Theatre on the university. The he got into an Ivy League school, which was not even a dream when he was in the public school (and the school accepted all of his college credits from when he was in high school). Beyond this, the environment was great, with wonderful kids and a very safe environment. Highly recommend this school.
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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 62 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $7,900
  • Acceptance rate: 65%
  • Average class size: 12 students
  • Application Deadline: Dec. 1 / May. 1 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Fairfield County, CT is $22,134 for elementary schools and $31,915 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Fairfield County, CT is 72% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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