Founded in 1955, the Strelitz International Academy is excited to be the first Primary Years International Baccalaureate World 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 World 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  Afterschool activities and Summer Camp available on campus

Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 270 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-5
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Year Founded
1955

Student Body

Total Students
270 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
15%
State avg.: 30%
Students by Grade
Strelitz International Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
15 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please email for tuition information.
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Carin Simon

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

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

Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Club

School Notes

Profile last updated: 01/26/2022

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • Top Ranked VA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-5
  • Students: 270 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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