BIA is celebrating 10 Years of

       Global Education!

        
                     BIA is Celebrating 10 Years!

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BIA is an IB World School for the Primary Years Programme (PYP)
BIA is a Candidate school for the Middle Years Programme (MYP)
 
 
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This school is pursuing authorization as an IB World School for MYP. These are schools that share a common philosophy-a commitment to high quality, challenging, international education that Baltimore International Academy believes important for our students. For further details about the IB and its programmes, visit http://www.ibo.org
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A Message from Mr. Enkiri

Dear Parents, Guardians and Friends of BIA. Please click on the link below to read a message to you from BIA's principal, Mr. Enkiri.
 
 
 

Congratulations Kendall Hardy!

 
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BIA is pleased to announce that Kendall Hardy, a 7th Grade Spanish Immersion student, has won a scholarship from the Ben Carson Scholars Fund! Miss Hardy was nominated because of her outstanding scholarship and leadership qualities. We were so proud to learn that the Carson Scholars Fund agreed with us and selected her to receive a scholarship. Congratulations Kendall; your success reflects on yourself, your parents, and your teachers. You have made us all proud.  
 
 

It's Arabic Week at BIA 

Arab Week  

Dear Parents and Guardians;

This week is BIA's 3rd Annual Arabic Week. Arabic Teachers and students will inform the rest of the school about Arabic traditions, language, exports and more during the week at morning assemblies. At the end of the week, students will perform Arabic songs and dances. Please join us; the schedule for the performance is:
 
Thursday, April 27 and Friday, April 28
 
What: Arabic Immersion Students' Performance
Time: 8:45 - 10:00 a.m.
Location: BIA Multi-Purpose Room
 
For more information, please click on the link below to open the flyer:
 
 
 
PARCC will take place a week after students return. Please click on the link below to go to the PARCC Practice Test website; you and your children will be able to review practice tests together; answers are also provided. Tests are for grades 3 - 8 in Mathematics and English:

https://parcc.pearson.com/practice-tests/ 

BIA Summer Camp- It's Time to Register!

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BIA's Annual Immersion Summer Camp is taking registrations now...for complete information about the camp and its activities, click on the link below to open the on-line brochure.
 
 

Camp Dates: June 26 - July 21 

 

Free Access to Language Software!

 
Please click on the link below to gain access to Rosetta Stone and other resources for free. You only have to register with your email address and create a password! Help your children practice with their target languages, learn some of it yourself so you can converse with them....click on the link below to access this resource:
 
  
 


 
 
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Enrollment for 2017-2018 
 
Our applications for the 2017-2018 school year are available as a Word document online, or as a paper copy from the Main Office. While most of our classes now  have waiting lists, there are still some spots available in Kindergarten and First Grade.
 
All applicants who are Baltimore City residents must be placed before non-city residents may be considered. If placed, non-city residents must pay tuition fees of approximately $6,000 per year to Baltimore City schools. 
 
Students entering Kindergarten in 2017-2018 must turn 5 by September 1, 2017. Students who turn 5 between September 2 and October 15 may be eligible to apply for early admission to Kindergarten through Baltimore City Public Schools. Here is a link to more information about the early admission process: http://www.baltimorecityschools.org/Page/24367
 
Please find a link to the 2017-2018 application form here: 
 
 
If you have any questions about enrollment, please call our Business/Operator's Office at 443-278-9417. 

Upcoming Events

Announcements

  • Introducing our 2016-2017 Guest Teachers & Interns

    We would like to introduce this year’s guest teachers and interns to our school community. We are very happy to be able to host a total of four teachers and interns this school year. They provide invaluable cultural and linguistic support to our immersion programs at all grade levels. You can learn a little bit more about them below. Please be sure to say hello when you see them at school!

    Spanish Immersion

    From Spain, we have our intern Oscar Blanco Larrosa, who just earned his Master’s Degree in June 2016. Oscar has a strong background in sports and he has experience with students ages 10-17. Here are a few words from Oscar:

    “Hi everyone! My name is Oscar and I come from Barcelona, Spain. I finished my studies in Science & Sports, and I also did a Master in Teaching. After five years at University of Barcelona, I can say that I am a Physical Education Teacher. I will be working with the Spanish teachers this year to help all of them to give our best to the students. I am looking forward to learning and teaching a lot at BIA. It is going to be a wonderful year!”

     Oscar

     

    Chinese Immersion

    From China, we have two volunteer teachers through the Hanban/Confucius Institute, Jingmei (“Jenny”) Yang, and Ying Zhang.

    Jenny comes from Guangxi Province and has a Bachelor’s Degree in engineering. She is certified to teach Chinese by the government of China. She has also worked as a Volunteer Chinese Teacher in Thailand for three years.

    Jenny  

    From Jenny: “I am so glad to work at BIA. It is my pleasure to be here. BIA is a big family, my colleagues are very enthusiastic and helpful, and the students are very lovely. I enjoy teaching Chinese language and culture to students. I hope I can help my students to make progress in Chinese. My wish for the school year is to have a great time working, studying and sharing our cultures.”

    Ying comes from Zhengzhou in the Henan Province of China. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in English as well as a Master’s Degree. She has worked as an English teacher in China for nine years.

    Ying  

    Per Ying: “I’m very glad to be here! I love teaching very much, it makes me very happy and always full of energy. In my spare time, I like cooking Chinese traditional food and learning Chinese traditional arts, such as making Chinese knots and embroidering cross-stitch. I think Chinese language and culture are very interesting, and I hope to share them with more people. I am very glad to be a member of BIA- the people here are all very friendly and helpful and the students are all very lovely. I hope we can be good friends and lead a happy life here.

     

    French Immersion

    Our intern for French Immersion is Sophie Dobosz. Below is an introduction from Sophie herself:

     Sophie

    “Hello! My name is Sophie, I'm originally from Lorraine, in the North East of France, but I've completed my first year of Master of French teaching at Tours, one hour away from Paris. I also have a background in English literature and civilization and I've spent the last three years teaching languages as a part time job. I'm very excited to be part of the team and can't wait to get started. I'm sure it's going to be a fun and enriching year, both for myself and the students. I will make sure that kids develop a sense of affinity and curiosity for the French culture and language and I'm very happy to promote the values of the school such as diversity, curiosity and open-mindedness. Discovering the different communities of Baltimore is one of the things I look forward to the most.”

     

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