Building bridges for third culture kids

International Academy (IA) is a kindergarten through 12th grade school that 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, Purdue, Wheaton, UC Berkeley, Yonsei (Korea), Lunds (Sweden) and University of Technology of Vienna. 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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The First Day of School 2022-2023

Today International Academy Saint Petersburg welcomed its families and students. May this new...

2022 Summer of English

We are happy to announce that our Summer English Program starts on June 13 and finishes on July...

Valentine’s Day Student Council Style

In one of its first major events of the year, student council organized and celebrated...

Elementary Recycle Project

Ms. Larisa’s third grade class was given the task to create innovative ways to recycle normal...

Fall Festival

Students and Teachers really enjoyed IA’s fall festival. Many elementary students carved or...

IWC School Series Featuring International Academy

International Academy of St. Petersburg would like to thank the International Women’s Club...

First Soccer Game of the 2019 Season

The IA Guardians played a hard fought soccer game against the parent/staff team which went right...

Safety is no joke

International Academy takes the safety of its staff and students seriously. Today the school had...

First Bell for the 2019-2020 School Year

Today at International Academy we rang the first bell for the 2019-2020 school year. Students and...

Graduating class of 2019

International Academy would like to honor and thank the 2019 graduating class for their...

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IA admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin to all the rights privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. IA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.