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Enrollment is now open for the 2024-2025 school year.

Schedule your personal tour today to see our IB® World School Primary Years Program in action.


Our Programs

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Infant / Toddler

Six Weeks to 24 Months

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Early Years

Age 2 to Pre-K

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Primary Years

Kindergarten - Grade 5

As one of the leading IB® program elementary schools, Strelitz International Academy (SIA) continuously strives for excellence in providing a superior educational experience. That’s why we are an International Baccalaureate® World School (IB®) Primary Years Programme (PYP), offering a specialized, global-oriented curriculum for infants through fifth grade students.

When searching for affordable private schools serving Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake, put Strelitz International Academy at the top of your list. As a private elementary school, we offer smaller class sizes, an educational process that focuses on the student as a whole, and we encourage parents to take an active role in continuing the educational process outside the classroom.

The International Baccalaureate® (IB®) Primary Years Programme (PYP) we utilize in our educational process aims to help students develop the skills, knowledge, and passion they will need to excel in their studies, as well as in their personal growth. Informed by research into how students learn, how educators teach, and the principles and practice of effective educational assessment, the programme places a major emphasis on inquiry-based global learning, both in the classroom and beyond.

Come see the difference our program can make! We invite you to visit our campus to explore one of the leading IB® primary years program schools near Chesapeake and Norfolk. We’d love to tell you more about the opportunities we hold for your child! Schedule a visit

Our Blogs

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Strelitz’s Summer 2024 Reading Roundup For IB® PYP Students

At SIA, our goal is to help children take meaningful actions through their inquiries. These actions don’t need to be monumental but should be connected to their learning experiences, giving […]

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36th Annual Strelitz International Golf Tournament


Save the Date for the Golf Tournament of the Year!

The 36th Annual Strelitz International Golf Tournament, proudly known as the “Bob Josephberg Classic,” co-chaired by David Leon and Babbi Bangel, is set to be the highlight of the season […]

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Strelitz International Academy (SIA) Awarded Prestigious VAIS Accreditation

Strelitz International Academy (SIA), is an independent school in Virginia Beach that serves students from infants and toddlers (six weeks to 24 months) through kindergarten and up to 5th grade. […]

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Virginia Beach, VA

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Chesapeake, VA

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