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Situated on the Upper East Side right next to Central Park, the International Academy of New York has been featured on television for its exceptional bilingual program, teaching students Chinese or Spanish with the goal of fluency. Small class sizes create opportunities for meaningful investigation and high academic achievement, particularly in literacy and math. A unique coding program and daily instruction in the arts fosters tremendous creativity and problem solving. The school is multi-cultural and diverse, developing culturally astute, confident and empathetic students who are ready to contribute and thrive anywhere in the world. Pre-Nursery (2 by Sept.1) through Grade 8.
Ms. Jackson has been leading schools for 25 years. Her career began as a public school principal in Downeast Maine where she also taught literacy courses for the University of Maine. She served for sixteen years as head of The Bement School, a K-9 junior boarding school in Deerfield, MA. Ms. Jackson has been a regular columnist for the International Reading Association, and has published a number of articles in a range of professional journals. Creating multi-cultural respect and building diverse communities has long been a passion and trademark of her leadership. Ms. Jackson says: "At the International Academy of New York, diversity, bilingual, and culture aren’t just words in a viewbook or on a website; they’re at the center of everything we do. Students at the International Academy work with teachers from around the world, many of whom are native speakers of Spanish and Mandarin, the focus of our bilingual curriculum. A parent once said, “This is the first school I’ve seen where you don’t even have to talk about diversity. You just live it.” I appreciate that compliment, but we will always be a school fully engaged in that conversation.”
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Meet the Director |
Shelley Borror Jackson has been leading schools for more than 30 years. She served for 16 years as head of The Bement School, a K-ninth junior boarding school in Deerfield, MA. She is a regular columnist for the International Reading Association, and is widely published in a range of professional journals. As founder of IANY, she believes that small class sizes create opportunities for meaningful investigation; that truly diverse schools produce students who are culturally astute and intellectually stimulated; and that bilingual education is a necessity in an ever-shrinking world.
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