The International Academy of Smyrna was a great school to work at and my daughter to attend. I worked at IAS for about 5 years. It was a great working environment and it felt as if we were one family with one goal and that is to take care of the students. No matter what it took we all joined in to help each other rather it was watching the front desk, giving a teacher a moment to walk away, or just talking with a student who is having a rough day. The academic curriculum was engaging and taught in a way each child could learn. The teachers took their time to understand the students’ needs and try to make sure they were met. The expectations of integrity and hard work are constantly reiterated through their mission statement and the teachers and staff stand behind it. It’s been difficult to find another school to match IAS family environment, core values, and finding teachers who truly care.