About Our School
Start time: 8:45 am, End Time: 3:15 pm
At the International Magnet School for Global Citizenship, students in PreK-Grade 5 discover the interconnectedness of the world through the arts, foreign language and multicultural education. The focus on the whole child prepares students to be successful 21st century citizens who understand the impact of “one” on an ever-changing society.
IMS is fully authorized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) School for the Primary Years. The school's emphasis is on our Learner Profile, a set of attributes designed to create internationally minded students who have developed the skills to flourish as learners anywhere in the world.
An International Baccalaureate School
The goal of the International Baccalaureate program is to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. Students are encouraged to become active, compassionate, and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right. The school provides a tuition-free school day program to preschool through fourth grade students, with before and after school care provided for a fee.
Program Highlights and Special Features of IB:
- Comprehensive Program of Inquiry
- Six interdisciplinary units of inquiry taught each year
- Inquiry and concept-driven education
- Second language beginning in pre-kindergarten
- Parent workshops and focus groups
- Content relevant field trips
- Primary Years Programme IB Coach
- Access to IB Online Curriculum Centre (OCC)
- Monthly Primary Years Programme Newsletter for parents
- Monthly Student Recognition Assemblies
- Essential Agreements
- Learner Profile and Attitudes - Who are students and how they act
- IB Action Cycle: Choose Act Reflect
- Fifth Grade Exhibition Project - In-depth study of student's choosing
- Community Action
This year, 2015, International Magnet School from Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) has been named a School of Distinction by the Magnet Schools of America. Over 300 applications were received. Magnet Schools America is committed to accentuating excellence by continuing to focus attention on what matters most in magnet schools. IMS is proud to be recognized again this year.
International Magnet School has been recognized as a 2014 School of Excellence by the Magnet Schools of America. The Magnet Schools of America Merit Awards recognize member magnet schools that demonstrate a high commitment to academic standards, curriculum innovation, desegregation/diversity efforts, specialized teaching staffs, and parent and community involvement. As a School of Excellence, the International Magnet School earned the top Merit Award which is awarded to only a select group of magnet schools. For further information about the Magnet School Merit Award Program click here.
We are pleased to announce that IMS won Third Place in the Global Virtual Classroom contest 2012-2013 with their website, A Look into Technology. IMS had 2 partner teams, one in Taiwan and one in Illinois, who worked online together to create the website. The GVC vision is to empower, enable, and connect students around the world using Internet technology. Click HERE to visit the winning website created by the students.
For Addition IMS Highlights and Happenings go to the Parent Resouce Page
For More Information, please contact:
Nguyet Tinh, Principal
625 Chapel Road
South Windsor, CT 06074