What’s Happening at IACS?

The Latest News

  • June Board of Trustees Meeting

    On Monday, June 18th, the IACS Board of Trustees will be meeting at 6:30 pm in Room 145 (Murdoch Hall). Meeting is public; click this news item to see meeting agenda.

  • Star Party

    Star Party

    Do you like star gazing, astronomy and snacks? IACS is hosting its first official Star Party on June 18th...

  • Infographic

    Freshman Helena Spanos created this Infographic for her English class...

  • Senior Project Short Film

    Watch Emily Lyons’s Senior Project Short Film “Spacing Out”...

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Calendar

August 14, 2018
  • MS New Parent/Guardian Orientation

    August 14, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 9:15 am
    Auditorium

August 22, 2018
  • High School Ice Cream Social, 5:30-7pm

    August 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

August 23, 2018
  • MS New Parent/Guardian Orientation

    August 23, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

  • Middle School Ice Cream Social

    August 23, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

August 24, 2018
  • Freshmen Orientation (students only), 9am-1pm

    August 24, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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.