Welcome to IA
Welcome to Island Academy! We are a vibrant, multicultural, international school that prides itself on extending a nurturing environment to every student. With over 260 learners from kindergarten to grade 13, we are proud to be one of the few institutions in the Caribbean that offers both a regional and global education, including the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
We offer a full host of CXC and IB classes (please view our offering under the ‘Academics’ tab on this website). All coursework is designed with the hope of building strong leaders, whether they are in Antigua and Barbuda or overseas. We currently have students enrolled in major universities and professions and graduate degree programs across the globe.
The school has grown rapidly since its inception over a decade ago. We have a modern purpose-built campus, ideally situated in the middle of the island, a curriculum that is both wide and deep. We are fortunate enough to have internationally trained, specialist teachers each delivering high quality lessons at all grade levels in our well-resourced classrooms, including our recently opened ceramics studio.
Island Academy is committed to learning outside the classroom as well as inside. Indeed, our social calendar is almost as busy as our academic calendar! Our athletics field provides our students access to a wide range of sporting opportunities led by our expert PE staff. We offer many different types of field trips, from a class trip to Washington DC for our IBDP students to visits to local environmental centers and historical sites for our EcoExplorers Club. Our after-hours programme includes academic tutoring, music, sports, and arts and crafts.
With students from over 30 countries, our school motto of ‘Unity in Diversity’ could not be more fitting. We nevertheless feel it is important to ground our students in the history of Antigua and Barbuda, and Caribbean history more generally, and have
integrated these into our Grade 8 and 9 Social Studies curriculum.
We believe that Island Academy is a vibrant and exciting community, filled with professional staff and talented pupils who want to do well. However, there is nothing like seeing for yourself, so please come and visit us—perhaps on a Friday morning for our open assembly, led by a different grade each week, or come to the annual Fun Fair or one of the other events organized by our active Parent Association.
Head of School