Message From the Admissions Director

Carin SimonCarin SimonDirector of

Welcome to the Strelitz International Academy! From the moment you step foot in our school, you will feel the warmth of our family community. As an alum, parent and now Admissions Director, I love talking to prospective parents about our school.  As an International Baccalaureate® Candidate School*, you can be assured that your child will be well prepared for middle school and will develop a deep love of learning.

The Early Years Program welcomes infants, toddlers, and preschool students. We are proud of our developmentally appropriate curriculum which incorporates well-known phonemic awareness and handwriting programs. Additionally, our preschool experience includes music, physical education, library time, cooking and swimming.

The Primary Years Program includes kindergarten through fifth grade. Students are challenged to meet their full potential in all academic areas. In addition, the Hebrew language, a specialized science program, and the Suzuki violin program are all part of the curriculum beginning in kindergarten. SIA graduates excel in a variety of accelerated middle school and high school programs throughout the area in both private and public schools and go on to the best colleges and universities. We love catching up with them at our social and educational alumni programs planned throughout the year.

Our location on the Sandler Family Campus affords our students access to the Sandler Family Campus’ state of the art sports facility including a gym, pool, tennis courts, soccer, and basketball fields. In addition, our students participate in the Simon Family JCC after-school Kids Connection Program and Summer Camp.

I welcome all prospective families to contact me to schedule a tour of our school. From the moment you arrive, you will see what draws families to our wonderful learning community. From parents chatting about the next school event, students participating in hands-on learning, and teachers who love what they do, our school is truly a special place. Please contact me to set up a school tour.

Carin Simon

*Only schools authorized by the International Baccalaureate can offer any of its four academic programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme or the Career-related Programme (CP). Candidate status gives no guarantee that authorization will be granted. For further information about the IB and its programmes, visit
**Mission Statement from the IB The International Baccalaureate aims to develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who help to create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. To this end the organization works with schools, governments and international organizations to develop challenging programmes of international education and rigorous assessment. These programmes encourage students across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners who understand that other people, with their differences, can also be right.

Open House Dates

  • Kindergarten Open House: Friday, November 20 at 8:30am
  • First Grade Preview: Friday, December 4 at 8:30am

We welcome you to call the admissions office to schedule a personal tour.  Currently we are giving virtual tours to prospective families.

Application Deadlines

  • New Student Application Deadline: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • Deadline for Financial Aid and Flexible Tuition Application: Tuesday, February 16, 2021
  • After February 16, Admission will be based on space available.
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