In The News
After months of careful planning, our school reopened for 100% in-person learning on September 14th. Welcome back, students! Thank you to our amazing staff and parents.
Feature on News China
As a result of our participation in the CGCC Gala, China News came to our school to report on our unique bilingual curriculum. Click here to see the whole video.
Performance at the CGCC Gala 2019
We were honored to be asked to participate in the annual gala for the China General Chamber of Commerce. Seven of our Chinese language learners performed traditional songs and our music teacher Jiaoyue Lyu played piano in front of a crowd of more than 400 attendees. This was a global awards ceremony celebrating meaningful relationships between the US and China. Click here to see the performance.
Music Video Premiere!
A few of our Chinese language students from Pre-K and Grade 2 worked hard last spring to learn a popular song by the group S.H.E. The result is this remarkable music video, which also features our Chinese music teacher, Jiaoyue Lyu, playing the guqin. We gathered for the premiere on September 21st. Well done! Click on the photos to get the link.
These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages
February 28th, 2018
We are honored by this write-up about our school and our bilingual program on Babbel.com.
"Teaching kids bilingually is the best way to have them understand different cultures and backgrounds, to show respect to our community."
Featured in the report from SinoVision
February 12th, 2018We are thrilled to be featured in this report from SinoVision, and grateful that our successful bilingual program (Mandarin Chinese and Spanish tracks) is getting attention.
IANY: The Only School in Upper East Offering Bilingual Program in Mandarin
We were featured in the "Best of Manhattan" section in the local papers Our Town and The Spirit.
Featured on Fox 5 NY
November 8th, 2017
We are honored to be featured in this report on Fox 5 NY about the advantages of a bilingual education.
If you cannot access to YouTube, please click the button to watch it on Tencent.
Behind the scenes: We had a lot of fun with Fox5 NY News reporter Jessica Formoso, talking about bilingual education and how we teach our students Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.
Trip to Qingdao, China
Our head of school, Shelley Borror Jackson, visited Chang Le No. 2 Middle School and Champa Flower Kindergarten in Qingdao, China. She was asked to speak with the faculty of both schools regarding progressive traditions in education and teaching beyond tests, scores, and government-imposed standards. At Chang Le, she also hosted a Q & A session about studying in the U.S. with a panel representing their 8,000 students.
The Academy is excited about forging collaborative relationships with these two schools and looks forward to creating similar relationships for our Spanish program.
IANY Blasts Off!
International Academy students enjoyed a surprise visit from NASA Astronaut Cady Coleman, friend of Shelley Borror Jackson, the Academy's head of school. Coleman shared slides of her life on the International Space Station and affirmed the importance and fun of having friends from many cultures. She agreed that science and math are important to any scientist, but she gave compelling examples for why art, music, reading, writing, and play are just as necessary. By the end of her talk, everyone was ready to go to Mars!