The International Academy (IA) is a nationally recognized all International Baccalaureate public high school serving 1,300 students from fourteen Oakland County school districts and students living in surrounding counties. The International Academy is one school with three campuses: IA East in Troy, IA Okma in Bloomfield Hills and IA West in White Lake.

International Academy

IB World School

As an authorized IB World School, the IA offers the Middle Years Program and Diploma Program to all students in grades nine through twelve.  The IA provides a unique blend of rigorous academic standards, student-centered learning, and an emphasis on global citizenship.  The IA has been ranked by Newsweek magazine as one of the top public high schools in America since 2003.  Additionally, US News and World Report has ranked the IA the number one high school in Michigan for college readiness, the number one IB high school in the nation and the number one high school with an open admissions policy nationally.  In 2014, 66 International Academy students achieved National Merit status representing 22% of the senior class.  Nationally, less than 1% of students qualify for this honor.

The IB curriculum at the International Academy prepares students for the challenges of the 21st century.  Through the dynamic MYP and DP courses, students utilize interdisciplinary connections and apply knowledge to new situations to solve issues of local and global concerns.  Please select the “Curriculum” tab to learn more about the engaging courses offered at the International Academy.

It is the policy of the International Academy that no discriminatory practices based on gender, race, religion, color, age, national origin, disability, height, weight, or any other status covered by federal, state, or local law be allowed in providing instructional opportunities, programs, services, job placement assistance, employment or in policies governing student conduct or attendance.  Any person suspecting a discriminatory practice should contact Lynne Gibson, principal, International Academy at or (248) 341-5900.

Students with disabilities are welcome to apply. IA will ensure, in collaboration with the resident district, that students with disabilities receive a free appropriate public education (FAPE) while attending the IA and are provided all regular or special education and related aids and services set forth in the student's IEP or Section 504 Plan.


C Day 2016


On August 19th, juniors across campuses participated in a full day of service at local organizations and on-campus students from 9th, 10th, and 12th grades enjoyed icebreakers, Learner Profile activities, and their own service projects. It was a great day!


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Program Features

  • International curriculum standards 
  • Supportive & collaborative climate
  • Increased second language instruction 
  • Self-directed product teams
  • Enrichment weeks
  • Career internships & mentorships
  • Technology rich environment 
  • Community service & co-curricular requirements
  • Graduate assistant support staff


  • 7 Okma Students accepted to MSBOA All-State Ensemble

    Posted December 2, 2016

    The IA Okma Campus Music Department is very pleased to announce that, after performing for a highly competitive audition, seven of our music students have been accepted to be members, seated or honorable mention, of the 2017 Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association All-State Ensembles. This is a great honor for the students and they will represent the International Academy to perform concerts at the Michigan Music Conference in Grand Rapids in January 2017.

    Congratulations to the following students for their outstanding achievement:

    Larissa Michel, Violin
    Amy Tang, Violin
    Rina Helt, Cello
    Heejun Cho, Violin
    Miles Goedert, Viola
    Isabella Panse, Clarinet
    Jake Li, Flute

  • Okma Campus Seniors to perform at Carnegie Hall

    Posted November 4, 2016

    IA Okma Campus seniors Sophia Kim (violin) and Jason Du (cello) will be performing at the Carnegie Hall as part of the 2017 High School Honors Performance Series. Participation in one of the five Honors Ensembles is limited to the highest-rated high school performers from across the world.

    Earlier this year, Sophia and Jason auditioned for the Honors Performance Series and have been accepted after a review by the Honors Selection Board. Acceptance to the elite group is a direct result of the talent, dedication, and achievements demonstrated in their applications and audition recordings. They will travel to and stay in New York for five days in February 2017, learning from world-renowned conductors and get a taste of the New York City. The performance will take place on Sunday, February 5, and is open to the public.

    According to Morgan Smith, Program Director, “Being selected to the Honors Performance Series is something each Finalist should be extremely proud of accomplishing. We processed more than 18,000 nominations this year and have selected nearly 750 of the most talented student performers from around the world. Working with these conductors and performing at Carnegie Hall is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that these musicians never forget”.

    It is a great honor to have two musicians representing IA at this selective event. We are very proud of them.

Our Students Say:

" I love the knowledgeable and supportive teachers. They truly care about our success!"

"It's the first time I feel inspired to work at my full capacity. I know I'll be successful in college and beyond because of my education at the IA."

"The IA explores all facets of education within a unique and diverse learning environment. We are challenged to think critically about our learning."