Building bridges for third culture kids

International Academy (IA) exists to educate the next generation of the world’s leaders, by giving our student’s the tools necessary to succeed in life. Here at IA we believe in educating the whole student, academically, spiritually and culturally. Our students have gone on to attend universities such as Duke, Pepperdine, Baylor, Wheaton and Sungkyunkwan University. This is the legacy that we have been creating for over twenty years.

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The World Classroom

IA offers quality educational services in English using a variety of curriculum sources which include a global perspective. All classes have a small student/teacher ratio. IA concentrates on core courses while at the same time offering a variety of electives that may include Model UN, Art, Band, Choir, and Graphic Design. IA students have come from several countries, including Canada, England, Germany, Holland, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Africa, USA, and Ukraine. Many of these same countries are represented by our English-speaking staff.


IA offers a variety of team sports for middle-school and high-school students including soccer, volleyball and basketball. Our team has traveled to places such as Moscow and Budapest to compete in tournaments. Students are taught good sportsmanship and that winning is not everything.


IA students and teachers enjoy and appreciate the performing arts. Each year IA performs two large concerts during Christmas and Spring. Other performances are put on throughout the year by specific classes. Recently IA has begun a tradition to hold a Shakespeare Night in the early spring, performances made by the English Literature class.


St. Petersburg is known for its deep historical and cultural roots dating back to its founding by Peter the Great in 1703. As a part of its educational process IA takes its students on field trips to places like the Hermitage (Winter Palace), Russian Museum, and St. Isaacs Cathedral. World class cultural sites aid our classroom instruction be providing real world examples that students are studying.

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