Strelitz International Academy

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Founded in 1955, the Strelitz International Academy is excited to become the first Primary Years International Baccalaureate Candidate School in the area. Starting with the infant care program, Strelitz offers parents a nurturing and safe place to ensure the growth and development for their baby. The infant curriculum focuses on sensory activities and exploration, stories, songs, and floor time. As an International Baccalaureate Candidate School, our early years students are seen as inquirers of the world around them. Students experience the joy of learning through hands on activities and nurturing teachers. SIA students learn math and literacy skills, experience Jewish holidays and the world around them through books, arts and crafts, songs, games, and creative play. At Strelitz International Academy, students are recognized for their strengths and become part of a caring community of learners. The SIA curriculum includes language arts, science, math, social studies, Jewish culture, Hebrew language, music, violin, art, P.E. and more. Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts. Strelitz International Academy is open to students of all faiths from six weeks old to grade 5. SIA is accredited by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). Graduates are ready to meet the challenges of today`s fast-paced world, as evidenced by their acceptance and seamless transitions into the top independent schools, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program, and public school academies. What makes the Strelitz International Academy special? SIA is the ONLY International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program candidate school in the area
Large and sunny classrooms with bathrooms and sinks Indoor and outdoor play areas Music, library, swimming and physical education instruction
Cooking center & Outdoor Learning Garden  Comprehensive technology program using Chromebooks, ActiveBoards, Coding and Robotics Clubs and student television news program
Advanced Science Program taught in the school science lab starting in kindergarten
Global learning experiences through field trips, virtual learning, and community service experiences
Suzuki Violin program starting in kindergarten  Generous financial aid availableAccreditation by the Virginia Association of Independent Schools

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS)
Religious AffiliationJewish
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1955

Student Body

Total Students245 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade Strelitz International Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size15 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesPlease email for tuition information.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorCarin Simon


Total Sports Offered1 sport


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Robotics Club

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Strelitz International Academy is Rivermont School - Tidewater (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Gregory The Great School (1.1 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Virginia Beach
    Rivermont School - Tidewater
    Special Education School
    Grades: 3-12 | 59 students
    0.6 miles
    5163 Cleveland St
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 497-4703
    0.6 3-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: K-12 | 162 students
    1 miles
    640 Kempsville Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 495-5200
    1 K-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: PK-8 | 664 students
    1.1 miles
    5343 Virginia Beach Blvd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 497-1811
    1.1 PK-8
  • Virginia Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 287 students
    1.4 miles
    5473 Virginia Beach Blvd
    Virginia Beach, VA 23462
    (757) 499-6551
    1.4 PK-12
  • Virginia Beach
    Kpc Day School
    Alternative School (Presbyterian)
    Grades: PK-K | 76 students
    1.4 miles
    805 Kempsville Road
    Virginia Beach, VA 23464
    (757) 495-4611
    1.4 PK-K

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The average private school tuition in Virginia Beach, VA is $6,741 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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