My son is in his second year at Imagine. (1st grader). I love the work they are doing and the project based learning of the IB program. I adore his teacher and love the way the staff interacts with the student. I haven't met one teacher that didn't know my son's name. Imagine is a wonderful learning experience.
Great school with very dedicated teachers and staff. I love that the Principal holds EVERYONE accountable to all policies/procedures and rules including parents. Great field trips are planned for the kids. The work is very challenging and the kids are learning!!! Teachers are very giving of their time and always willing to help out.
My son is a student at this school this is our first year in Charter. Our experience has been excellent! Being a working parent it is key for me to have constant communication with his teachers. Everyone responds to my requests or questions in a timely manner as well as use other avenues like blogs, to communicated what is going on in the school. I look forward to a continued partnership in this school.
WE CAN'T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT HOW MUCH WE LOVE IMAGINE SMYRNA! OUR SON STARTED KINDERGARTEN IN THE NEW BUILDING LAST YEAR AND COULD NOT BE HAPPIER! WE ADORE MRS. CLARKE, THE PRINCIPAL, THE TEACHERS, AND THE STAFF! PARENTS ARE REQUIRED TO VOLUNTEER AND IT REALLY SHOWS WITH THE STUDENTS! CHILDREN WHO'S PARENTS ARE INVOLVED IN THEIR SCHOOLS SUCCEED! OUR SON HAS OVER A 100% IN ALL OF HIS CLASSES. HE IS ALSO INVOLVED IN AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS, WHICH A LOT OF SCHOOLS DON'T OFFER AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE! THIS IN MY OPINION IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN SMYRNA!!!
We have a 3rd and 5th grader at this school. This is our third year at IIAS. It is an excellent school! IIAS is a great alternative to private school. Professional and courteous staff who care about the children first.
This is our son's second year at IIAS. From the curriculum to the of unwavering commitment (and accountability) by the Principal and Teacher's, IIAS is the BEST! Our son LOVES going to school each day and is challenged both academically and personally to excel to be his best. Thank you IIAS!
My children have been students at the school since its inception. I have been impressed by the dedication of the teachers the PTA and the principal Ms. Clarke. I love the fact that the students can participate in the IB curriculum, and they continue to stress language, PE and music. There is a lot of work with the IB curriculum but it is well worth it. That combined with their Gifted Program for students makes an excellent learning environment
Very good school. We absolutely love the school. Very good communication between parents and teachers/staff. The broad curriculum is refreshing for a Georgia school.
IIAS IS A GREAT SCHOOL I TOOK MY SON OUT OF PUBLIC IN THE MIDDLE OF AUG 2010 AND HE HAS DONE AMAZING !!!! HE HAS AN EXCELLENT TEACHER THAT I COMMUNICATE WITH WELL AND EVERYDAY HE IS SAYING AND TELLING ME NEW THINGS THAT HE HAS LEARNED I LOVE BEING INVOLVED WITH DAILY ACTIVITIES AND WATCHING HIM PROGRESS SUCESSFULLY I PLAN ON HIM STAYING STILL 8TH GRADE !!!!!!
I was somewhat shocked after reading some of the bad reviews. I am very happy with the school. The challenging curriculum enforces character building as well as academics. The schoolwork is much more advanced than the local public school. The staff is very knowledgable and friendly. All of this is a result of the strong leadership at the top. Best principal ever.
we are in our 3rd year here at Imagine and we have enjoyed every year. the school has grown and continues to grow every year. i appreciate and enjoy the staff and faculty here. they really strive for the children to be WORLD learners! looking for to many more years here at Imagine!
My child has been going to Imagine for 3years now and I see such improvements. Highly recommended if you are a parent who is not afraid of extra work.
Our experience at IIAS has been wonderful. My daughter is being pushed daily to excel. I would like to thank the principal, Mrs Clarke for being the strong hand that helps to enforce the educational standards needed for our children to compete in the world. I would recommend this school to anyone.
I have a first grader at IIAS and am very pleased with the program. I love the team teaching concept giving the children the experience of varying teaching styles . He has a wonderful core teacher who genuinely loves her job and goes the extra distance to make sure each student reaches their potential. I love the fact that parents have the opportunity to volunteer in the classroom and not just at special functions. I also like the support and encouragement the teachers get from the administration staff. Everyone seems to pull together to make sure the children have a rewarding experience. If I had to describe IIAS in a few words I would say "it's a public school with a private school atmosphere". The curriculum is very challenging but our child is learning things in first grade that I didn't learn until 3rd grade or higher. I babysit a child attending a regular public school in the same grade and the complexity of the two children's work is so vastly different that this child wants to do my child's homework because it's more interesting! This has been a great first year for us and we're looking forward to being able to go through the entire IIAS program.
I have really enjoyed my daughters first year of kindergarten. She has learned a lot this year and exceeded my expectations.
Love our Charter School! The academics cannot be compared to any other schools in our area. The work is challenging and very hard but I would much rather my child be challenged at a more academically enhanced school rather than be a superstar at a mediocre school! The staff is a true team at our school and everyone has a smile on their face! I actually walked in the other day to find the Principal and the Assistant Principal manning the front desk so that team could meet....bet that doesn't happen at other schools! I know parents who pulled their kids out due to their child struggling and then they go to the public schools and make straight A's...that alone should tell you how much more rigorous our curriculum is!!! I will gladly take homework, projects, essays, etc. over substandard education anytime!
My child loves this school and is doing great there. I can only speak for his teachers, they are professional and engaged with the students. He is ready for 1st grade and he's only halfway through knidergarten.
All I can say is.....overall, a great school. There will always be challenges but is how those challenges is the key. My daughter has been a student since kindergarden andis currently in the 2nd grade. If we could, we would be here until the 8th grade.
My son has been at IIAS since kindergarten. He is now in 2nd grade and all of his teachers have been fabulous. They are very caring and often go the extra mile, they are quite dedicated. The curiculum is great with Spanish and P.E. every day. The principle is accessible, involved and knows each student by name. Required parent volunteer hours keeps the parents involved too. The whole environment is warm, caring and nurturing, I would not have my son go to school anywhere else
Imagine Smyrna offers students a challenging curriculum above and beyond GA Standards. If you are looking for a growing school that challenges students to grow academically and personally, Imagine Smyrna is a great choice. The teachers and administration are extremely dedicated to the well-being of each and every student.
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of International Academy of Smyrna on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for International Academy of Smyrna, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.