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The Connecticut IB Academy
An International Baccalaureate World School
Caryn W. Stedman, Principal
The Michael H. Abelon Building
857 Forbes Street
East Hartford, CT 06118
Ph (860) 622-5590 Fax (860) 622-5555
For Immediate Release
January 30, 2015
Connecticut IB Academy Welcomes Teachers & Students from Northeast China
The Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA) will be welcoming a delegation of teachers from the prestigious High
School attached to Northeast Normal University in Changchun, Jilin Province, China. Northeast Normal
University is one of China’s top-ranked universities and the high school attached to the university is the most
prestigious high school in Jilin Province and one for the top high schools in China.
On Tuesday February 3, 2015, twenty teachers and administrators from the high school will spend two hours
learning about the high academic achievement at CIBA. The adult delegation is visiting Connecticut through
the auspices of the Connecticut Association of Schools’ International Programs.
Ten high school students from the High School Attached to Northeast Normal University will experience
American high school culture for a three day visit From February 9th through the 12th during which they will
attend classes, participate in after-school activities and stay with CIBA students and their families.
CIBA, as an International Baccalaureate World School© emphasizes developing global competence and
international mindedness in its students and teachers. Hosting long and short-term international guests is
one way in which it achieves those goals. CIBA is currently also hosting eight long-term international
exchange students from German, Italy, China, Mexico and Brazil.
CIBA, an authorized IB World School© was most recently named a top high school in Connecticut, the
number thirteen high school in the Northeast and the number forty-ninth best high school in the United
States. CIBA offers the rigorous I.B. Diploma Programme, which prepares students for success in the most
competitive universities, as well as in their careers. CIBA, a Sheff Magnet School, accepts students from the
Greater Hartford area through the state run Regional School Choice Office lottery.
For more information, please contact:
Caryn W. Stedman
[email protected]