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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Sports
    B-
285 Lafayette Street
Bridgeport, CT 06604
About Bridgeport International Academy...

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$125
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$7,900
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$41,900
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid
From Bridgeport International Academy

Bridgeport International Academy (BIA) is a private, nonsectarian, college preparatory, boarding and day high school with an international student body and faculty. Located adjacent to the seaside campus of the University of Bridgeport, the Academy offers a strong college preparatory curriculum for grades 9 through 12, with the opportunity for students to take college courses and use university facilities. The four pillars that form BIA’s identity, mission, values, and climate are academic excellence, creativity, character development, and global citizenship.

Bridgeport International Academy Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1080
13 responses
Average ACT

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.5 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.5 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Global studies week
    45%
  • Spirit week
    27%
  • Movie Night
    18%
  • Spirit Week
    9%

    Boarding

    Students Boarding
    40%
    Boarding Days Per Week
    7-day
    Top Countries
    China, Japan, South Korea, Tunisia, Viet Nam
    International Boarding Students
    30%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    60
    83%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.6 responses
    100%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.6 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.6 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    4:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.6 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.6 responses
    Poll
    83%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.6 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    B+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Boys Athletic Participation
    67%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses

    Bridgeport International Academy Reviews

    33 reviews
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    The academic and social environment at the school is excellent. Their "No Romantic relationships" Policy during school time removes a lot of the normal distractions of boy-girl attractions and jealousy and allows students to focus on their academic studies and true friendships. It is a testimony to the school that many of their current teachers are former students who have come back to give back to the school that gave them their start. The international boarding students also provide a rich and varied environment fo the students to be exposed to different cultures and ideas. Running a small school is not easy due to the constant pressure of money and resources but fortunately, the school has developed a strong relationship with the University of Bridgeport so that they can get access to their library, gymnasium, sports facilities and Dining Hall. I would definitely recommend this school for anyone looking for an intimate Prep school environment.
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    I am a parent, and also a teacher at BIA. I am truly grateful for the culture and the care the school gave my children. Because our children are physically and emotionally safe in the school they can truly focus on their academics, and truly shine. The Art and Drama program is also a big plus too. I love how my children get to develop their creativity in as many options as digital arts, fine arts, acting, costume making, dance, performance... The teacher are also always available, ready to help, and support our children when they need it. I found a very loving and caring heart from them for my kids. I remember my daughter struggling in Math during middle school, but then when she came to BIA, the Math teacher, Mr. An, explained everything methodically and logically, she was then able to get As in Math. BIA's commitment to excellence is a true benefit for our children.
    The faculty at Bridgeport International Academy (BIA) are exceptional. Four teachers also are Professors at the University of Bridgeport (UB) and the relationship between UB and BIA makes the school exceptional. For example, juniors and seniors can take college classes and the BIA Chemistry class just had their laboratory work at UB. Exciting!