International Academy in Bloomfield Charter Township, MI - Niche

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International Academy is a public school in Bloomfield Charter Township, Michigan. It has 1,371 students in grades 9-12. According to state standards, 97% of students at this school are considered proficient in math and/or reading. There have been 430 reviews written and they have been mostly positive.

1020 East Square Lake Rd
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
(248) 341-5905

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3.9 from 430 reviews
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    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: The variety of extracurricular activities is excellent, but many of the clubs need the support of school administration in order to continue. Recently there were some complications with HOSA, and it is expected that the club will not continue in the next few years. There are several other clubs that are still doing well, but will struggle if the school cannot offer financial aid/transportation methods for competitions.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Teachers: The teachers at this school are incredibly knowledgeable within their areas of teaching. The teaching methods demonstrate a wide range of variability for the students, and the majority of teachers are willing to stay after school/come in to school early to assist students who are struggling.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Health & Safety: The overall cleanliness of the school is severely lacking, but the intentions of the teachers and administration to keep the students safe in their activities is very good. Although students run most of the clubs, teacher sponsors always plan to have a supervisor present for student activities.
    • High School Senior
    • 4
    Extracurriculars: A wide variety of clubs are offered, and if a student has an interest not yet represented by a club, all they have to do is find a teacher sponsor and 10 students who will join in order to start one themselves.
    • High School Senior
    • 5
    Overall Experience: This school is completely unique in its quality of cultural diversity-- students come to IA from all walks of life and have so many different paradigms and experiences to share, and this is what makes school life so dynamic and engaging.

Academics Read more about this school's academics

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Comparable Schools

Niche Grade Name Distance Total Students
2.66 Avondale High School 2 mi. 1,050
Bloomfield Hills High School 2 mi. 1,662
4.33 Troy High School 3 mi. 1,990
4.33 Ernest W. Seaholm High School 4 mi. 1,337
1.66 Pontiac High School 5 mi. 975

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Student Demographics Read more about this school's student culture and diversity


Female 52%
Male 47%

Student Diversity

International Academy United States Avondale High School Bloomfield Hills High School Ernest W. Seaholm High School Pontiac High School Troy High School
White 51.0% 51.0% 63.0% 70.0% 88.0% 6.0% 57.0%
Asian 39.0% 4.8% 8.0% 9.0% 3.0% 3.0% 30.0%
African American 3.0% 15.0% 20.0% 14.0% 5.0% 71.0% 5.0%
Multiracial 2.0% 2.8% 1.0% 3.0% 0% 0% 2.0%
Hispanic 1.0% 25.0% 4.0% 2.0% 2.0% 18.0% 2.0%
Native American 0% 1.1% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
Pacific Islander 0% 0.4% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%


Grade 9 29.6%
Grade 10 26.0%
Grade 11 23.2%
Grade 12 21.2%

Educational Outcomes Read more about this school's educational outcomes

Student Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still want to go to this school?     Based on 57 responses

  • 79% Yes
  • 14% Not sure.
  • 7% No

What are the best things about this school?     Based on 52 responses

  • 25% Prepares you for college really well
  • 21% IB program
  • 17% Teachers
  • 9% Teachers staying after school to answer questions
  • 7% The students care about each other
  • 6% Everyone wants (others and themselves) to succeed
  • 3% The people
  • 3% An overwhelming sense of community - never alone

What are the worst things about this school?     Based on 42 responses

  • 40% Work load
  • 37% Quality of the building
  • 5% Volunteer requirements
  • 5% Required IB diploma attempt
  • 4% Ib only taught in 11th and 12th grades.
  • 4% Social Aspect

What one thing distinguishes this school from other schools?     Based on 52 responses

  • 63% IB Program
  • 23% Sense of community + Quality of Education
  • 6% All of the above
  • 4% Staff
  • 2% The people here.
  • 2% Cultural Diversity

What one word or phrase best describes this school?     Based on 54 responses

  • 41% Challenging
  • 22% Prestigious
  • 11% Difficult
  • 7% Family
  • 7% Worth it.
  • 6% Amazing
  • 6% Very difficult and a ton of work

What is the most helpful tip for a student to know before coming to this school?     Based on 40 responses

  • 52% You need to work hard and keep up with assignments
  • 28% Don't procrastinate
  • 12% Be serious about schoolwork starting freshmen year
  • 5% Say goodbye to your life for four years
  • 2% Difficult, workload, colleges don't recognize

What is your overall opinion of this school?     Based on 47 responses

  • 23% I love everything about this school.
  • 70% I like mostly everything about this school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 6% I like a few things about this school, but I'm disappointed in general.
  • 0% I hate everything about this school.