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 Thursday, June 26, 2014

K. LaValley

Danbury Public Schools

AIS Families
 Information about healthy snacks and birthday celebrationsBirthday_Celebrations_%26_Snacks.html

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Vision Statement

Danbury Elementary Schools

Extended Learning Programs for Before & After School Enrichment

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  2. BulletDanbury Public Schools Calendar

  3. BulletPTO Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month

  4. BulletSchool Store is open on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday mornings before school right outside the office

  5. BulletBuy healthy snacks at the snack cart - most items 50¢


  1. BulletAIS Students Global Citizenship

  2. BulletAIS School Rules

  3. BulletOdyssey of the Mind program at AIS

  4. BulletBridges of Peace and Hope


  2. BulletRegister for Stop & Shop A+ School Rewards to earn money for our school www.stopandshop.com/aplus

  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.

2014 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge Summer School Info

Please return your completed Summer Reading Log by Friday, September 5 to participate in the Celebration of Summer Reading!

Type to Learn 4 -
Agents of Information

This program has a home/school component that allows students to download and use the application at home for free. Info

Summer School for AIS students

AIS summer school students will go to King Street Primary School from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided.
Week 1:  July 7 to 10th (Monday to Thursday)
Week 2:  July 14 to 17 (Monday to Thursday)
Contact Dr. Laura Mead: meadla@danbury.k12.ct.us

Monday, August 25 - First Day of School (full day) 
Monday, September 1 - No School, Labor Day
Sunday, September 7 - AIS Family Fun Day. 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 9 - PTO Meeting 7:00 p.m. in the media center
Friday, September 19 - NO SCHOOL for students, Professional Development for teachers
Thursday, September 25 - NO SCHOOL, Rosh Hashanah        http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2683&q=320322Welcome_files/SummerReading2014journal.pdfType_to_Learn_4.htmlmailto:meadla@danbury.k12.ct.usshapeimage_16_link_0shapeimage_16_link_1shapeimage_16_link_2shapeimage_16_link_3
For Teachers:
 DPS Mail 
 Technology Timelines
 Safari Montage title list K-8-Core-2013.pdf and  2 

IMPORTANT INFO for families about
HEAD LICE from our School Nurse 

International Studies Schedule 2014-2015
Counting in Other LanguagesSchool_Nurse.htmlSchool_Nurse.htmlhttp://surfacelanguages.com/?nr=0shapeimage_19_link_0shapeimage_19_link_1shapeimage_19_link_2
     Summer Math http://bbcfile3.danbury.k12.ct.us/~wardkr/Ward/Summer_Calendars.html