The International Academy of Smyrna (IAS) shall be a leader in promoting student learning and achievement attained through our mission.
The International Academy of Smyrna is K-8 Public Charter School. We opened in August 2007 with 500 students and have grown to 960 students. The intent of the founders was to form a “neighborhood school” in which the children go to school with their neighbors and form lasting bonds to their community. Additionally the founders envisioned IAS setting high standards of academic achievement, strengthening our community and developing lasting global partnerships in education.
IAS is an authorized IB World School for the Primary and Middle Year Programs. The International Baccalaureate Organization offers a continuum of education, consisting of three programs for students aged 3 to 19. The Primary Years Program (PYP) for students aged 3-12 started in 1997 and is now offered by 260 IB World Schools. The Middle Years Program (MYP) for students aged 11-16 started in 1994 and is now offered by 493 IB World Schools. These programs lead to the Diploma Program for students aged 16 to 19, which started in 1968 and are now offered by 1,384 IB World Schools. Campbell High School is one of these schools. Therefore, IAS intends to grow children in the IB programs in order to lead them to the Diploma Program already offered to them in high school.
We hope to attract families to IAS by providing a unique curriculum, an international program, enrichment after school programs and much more.