What’s Happening at IACS?

The Latest News

  • Board of Trustees April Meeting (Postponed)

    Tonight's BOT meeting, originally scheduled for tonight, has been postponed. Stay tuned for more details.

  • Biopharmaceutical Field Trip

    Biopharmaceutical Field Trip

    10th grade Biology students ventured to AbbVie, a biopharmaceutical company in Worcester, for their Career Exploration event sponsered by MassBioEd...

  • College Acceptances Update 4/13/18

    College Acceptances Update 4/13/18

    The latest update of the colleges and universities that our seniors have been accepted to...

  • African Community Center Presentation

    African Community Center Presentation

    Sophomore’s My My Tran and Teshi Waruingi were invited to present today at the African Community Center in Lowell...

  • Senior Project Success

    Senior Project Success

    For Courtney Willard’s senior project, she worked on replacing the Poland Springs water in the school’s vending machines with a more environmentally friendly product called JUST WATER...

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April 24, 2018
April 25, 2018
April 26, 2018
  • MS Parent/Principal Advisory Council

    April 26, 2018 @ 7:45 am - 8:30 am

  • Middle School Innovation Morning Tour for Parents of Prospective Students

    April 26, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am


A Culture of Innovation

Classes at Innovation focus on higher-order critical thinking skills, emphasizing depth of understanding over breadth of knowledge. Systems Thinking tools are used throughout the curriculum to help students understand the complex relationships and dynamic processes that govern so many of the most fundamental problems our world is facing.

Students apply their thinking to concrete problems throughout the curriculum, working on hands-on projects and presenting their most polished work to a public audience at quality nights and jury days in the middle school and at presentations of learning and exhibition nights in the high school. 

Teachers emphasize interdisciplinary connections to help students understand how problem-solving techniques cross the boundaries of traditional disciplines and departments. An emphasis on group work and team building helps students learn that making connections between diverse experiences and perspectives is a crucial skill in all disciplines.