Great school, amazing teachers and many opportunities for Parent involvement! Every parent should join the PTA!
staff is helpful and friendly, the teachers are wonderful. my kids have been challenged at this school, which i think is wonderful.
IAS has worked really hard to improve the level of education our children receive. Teachers are dedicated, available, and communicative.
Both my daughter (2nd grade) and son (Kindergarten) attend this school. They love going to school each day. My husband and I love the educational environment our children are experiencing. The international and IB component is very important to us.
IAS is a school where each student is taught to be independent leaners as well as encourage parents involvement with both academic and social behavior that can impact our kids future.I like the fact that the school has respect for different culture and encourage each student to embrace their culture as well as accept other peoples way of living.
IAS is the best choice that I have made for my kids, from the minute that you walk in their doors, their friendly staff is ready to assist you in anything you need, the pirincipal and the teachers are often looking for ways to improve your child performance to make them great students as well as involve citizens. I love the comunication with the teachers in basically inmeadiately I amuse of how fast you get answers from any of them, and this year with the use of sycamore we have access ti pretty much everything that your child is working on as well as events, grades, assignments,calendars,etc. The healthy choices of food is the cherry on top for me. One of the things I also love is the oportunity for us the parents to be involved in our kids education and be part of their future preparation. I love being a part of the IAS family, the place where your kids are treated and care for with respect and love.
IAS is a great school! My daughter has been there 2 years and is already reading on a 4th grade level. The teachers, staff and principal are very accessible should you ever have a problem or concern especially good for a large school. There is always constant communication about school updates and more specifically regarding my child's progress. I do think there are room for improvements for middle school, but the principal is great at communicating what the upcoming goals are for the year and how as parents we can help achieve those goals. I do wish there was a bus service but can' t have it all!
This school provides a great learining environment for the students. The teachers and administration go above and beyond in their methods. My kids are really blossoming here.
Awesome Charter School..... Great Teachers, My daughter is learning more & more daily. I will let my daughter stay at IAS until 8th grade... I Love Love Love this school
We have been at this school since opening day. It improves each and every year. My favorite thing about this school is that it's public and free, but independent of the Cobb County School Board. That means we pick our own curriculum, calendar, field trips, and everything else. When something doesn't work, we change it. Parents are stakeholders with a voice. Unlike the regular school system, we do not have to teach the same thing at the same time the same way year after year after year. This flexibility breeds creativity and enthusiasm. It also makes for more work for students, families, and teachers, so if you are a "put your child on the bus and forget it" kind of parent, this school is not for you. The elementary school is outstanding - the only International Baccalaureate elementary school in Cobb County. The middle school needs reorganizing and that is underway for next year. The current principal is top notch - thoughtfully assessing and making all necessary changes to move the school forward. It's amazing what this school accomplishes with a fraction of the money other Cobb schools get. If you want more without paying for private school, this is it.
IAS is definitely a better choice than the public schools in my area. Every school has some organizational problems now and then, but for the most part we think our daughter is getting a better education than at a public school. I love the fact that they have to adhere to a certain dress code that includes uniforms.I do believe most of the teachers and faculty care about the students.
I have two children that attend IAS, one in kindergarten and one in second grade. IAS has made huge strides at becoming a top rated school. The teachers are fabulous and administration as well! I would recommend this school to any parents looking to put their children in a school that focuses on children excelling!
The school has a diverse curriculum and a great atmosphere for learning. I do believe the school needs e-readers for textbooks. It is hard to teach a child, and support the learning process at home, without some written material to refer back to.
I think our school needs better organization. We have been sending our child for four years. Each year we say, "It's a newer school, they are going to get it figured out." We love some of the administrators and teacher but there is a lot of miscommunication on every level. Whether it is volunteering or signing up for parent teacher conferences, there is often confusion in the process. I do feel like it is a better option than the public schools in our area, which is why we tolerate the disorganization. We appreciate the International Baccalaureate curriculum, the focus on values and world awareness and that they have been studying Spanish since kindergarten.
International Academy of Smyrna is one school I can say I am so happy I made the decision to enroll my son in. Everything about IAS is amazing. The best thing about IAS is the interaction of the teachers with the students; and their genuine concerns of the students success. I love this school.
Great school with well rounded Faculty and Staff. International Academy of Smyrna provides excellent and quality education to the Students.
I really like IAS. My child has been attending IAS for 2 years and loves it. My child has had wonderful teachers who have kept communication lines open with us the parents. On the academic front, each grade follows a standard but also customizes the program to fit the needs of each student. The IB curriculum gives the children a well-rounded educational foundation. I really appreciate this. Academically, my child has felt successful and challenged at the same time. IAS has had small problems with organization within the administraion like late communication, uniform changes, etc. However, the current administration is doing a much better job. They have made good changes like incorporating online communication tools, etc. to address the issues. All in all, IAS is a wonderful school. I am happy about my choice to have my child at IAS.
I think this school is great. The teaching and non teaching staffs are helpful. From the reception you get a feeling of a working support unit ready to help you child learn and excel. The parents also volunteer as much as they can. I believe they all work to together to support and help the children grow through effective instructions, home work accountability, recognition and leadership building. Student growth percentiles are high using my child who is in First grade as a yardstick. However i wish they can have bus ride to school occasionally as my daughter loves to ride on the bus to school. Aside that I would give this school a 4.5 star rating and have been recommending this school to everyone I know.
IAS puts kids first! Test scores improve year over year and class sizes remain small. My son has been a student for the past 5 yrs and i am please with the progree I see every year.
My kids have attended IAS for 4 years and the first couple of years were tough but with the change in administration and the adaption of the IB curriculum, I have noticed significant changes. All of the teachers my kids have had so far have been positive and passionate about teaching. We had one instance where we recieved a new teacher fresh out of college and that presented a challenge because she was not used working in a classroom setting. However, half way through the year things changed. The PTA is very engaged and they do a lot for the school. The population is diverse and I value that considering we live in a diverse world. Overall, I think IAS is a great school to send your children to. Like any school, you have ups and downs but if you stick with IAS you won't be disappointed.
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