Helena Nitowski, Principal

201 University Boulevard

Danbury, Connecticut 06811


Attendance Line: 778-7466

The application deadline for the 2014 - 2015 school year (1/21/14) has passed. Names of students whose applications are submitted after the deadline date will be added to the waiting list.

Application in English click here. Application in Spanish click here
The Interdistrict Magnet School offers special programs and student enrollment to area students in Grades K - 5. The school is hosted by Danbury Public Schools. Our partner districts are Brookfield, New Fairfield, Newtown, Redding, and New Milford.
    The early years of elementary school are crucial to the way children define the world and their place in it. The Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies is an innovative and challenging elementary magnet school designed to begin preparing children in Grades K through 5 to live and thrive in a global community.
    Our International Studies theme is centered around the concept of peace and our role as peace-keepers in the world. We offer a Spanish Instruction Program beginning in Kindergarten and a technology-rich environment including student laptop computers for each grade level and Promethean interactive whiteboards.
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revised Monday, April 7, 2014

K. LaValley

Danbury Public Schools

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PTO Activities
Week of April 28 - Book Fair
Tuesday, May 20 - Peachwave

IMPORTANT INFO for families about
HEAD LICE from our School Nurse 

Our study of South America begins Monday March 3, 2014 and ends Friday, March 28, 2014. Examples of Carnaval masks

International Studies Schedule 2013 2014

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  3. BulletRegister your Target credit card on the Target website at “Take Charge of Education.” We are registered as AIS MAGNET SCHOOL. One percent of your Target card   purchases will then be donated to our school!

  4. BulletTHINKRECYCLE - place inkjet cartridges, laser toner cartridges, digital cameras & cell phones in the container in the school lobby.

click here to read Winter issue of our student-written newspaper

Tuesday, April 1 - Grade 1 Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 1 - Friday May 30 - KIDS MARATHON (grades 3,4,5). Watch for note in your student’s backpack!
Tuesday, April 8 - SPRING WALKING CLUB starts. Will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings - more info coming soon.
Friday, April 11 - EARLY DISMISSAL (students) @ 1:25 p.m.
Tuesday, April 8 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. in media center
Monday, April 14 - Friday, April 18 SPRING RECESS
Tuesday, April 22 - EARLY DISMISSAL (students) @ 1:25 p.m.
Thursday, April 24 - KINDERGARTEN PARENT ORIENTATION @ 6:30 p.m. in the amphitheater
Tuesday, April 29 - Grade 2 Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 13 - PTO Meeting @ 7:00 p.m. in media center
Monday, May 19 - KINDERGARTEN SCREENING by appointment
Tuesday, May 20 - EARLY DISMISSAL (students) @ 1:25 p.m.
Tuesday, May 20 - Grade 3 Concert at 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 21 - KINDERGARTEN SCREENING by appt.
Friday, May 23 - NO SCHOOL (for students)
Monday, May 26 - NO SCHOOL, Memorial Day
Friday, June 20 - Last Day of School for students                                As of February 19, 2014, the last day of school is June 20.  This is based on our total school closings of eight days.  We have used the five emergency closing dates incorporated in our 185-day calendar, plus three.Monthly_Magnet.htmlshapeimage_17_link_0
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