Western CT Academy for International Studies

Elementary Magnet School

201 University Boulevard Danbury, CT 06811

PHONE: 203-778-7462 ATTENDANCE: 203-778-7466

Mr. Christopher Roche, Principal

Attention Parents:

Students in Grade 5 had a visit from the Westside Middle School today January 28th, 2019.

There will be an Open House for parents interested in applying for admission to the STEM or Global Studies Programs on Thursday, January 30, 2020, beginning at 7:00 p.m. at Westside Middle School, 1 School Ridge Road. For more information please call 474-392-6700.

Only students from Danbury will have the opportunity to apply to the school.

The link to the application will placed on our website February 1st, 2019. The link will also be on the District Website and Westside Middle School's Website.

OCC Shoebox Update:

Several of our shoeboxes were shipped to Togo on December 5th!! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in this wonderful project!


  • Wednesday January 29th
    • String Lessons for Grades 3-5
  • Thursday January 30th
    • Session 2 of Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Friday January 31st
    • Band and String Lessons for Students who DID NOT have a lesson on Monday or Wednesday.
  • Monday February 3rd
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Spelling Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Wednesday February 5th
    • Bridges of Peace and Hope 3:30 to 5pm
  • Thursday February 6th
    • Session 2 of Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
    • Math Olympiads 3:45pm to 4:30pm
  • Monday February 10th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Spelling Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday February 11th
    • 2:30 Dismissal
    • PTO Meeting 7pm
  • Thursday February 13th
    • Session 2 of Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
    • Math Olympiads 3:45pm to 4:30pm
  • Monday February 17th
    • No School for President's Day
  • Tuesday February 18th
    • Spelling Club 3:30pm to 4:45pm
  • Wednesday February 19th
    • Bridges of Peace and Hope 3:30pm to 5pm
  • Thursday February 20th
    • Session 2 of Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Monday February 24th
    • Odyssey of the Mind 3:30pm to 5pm
    • Spelling Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm
  • Tuesday February 25th
    • 2:30 Dismissal
  • Thursday February 27th
    • Session 2 of Coding Club 3:45pm to 4:45pm

Raptor Procedures

Please know that we have just installed a Raptor Security System at AIS. For visits that are longer than just picking up and dropping off, parents will be asked for a driver's license or ID to provide to our safety advocate. This is an added security measure. Please know this may take an additional few minutes. However, the safety and wellbeing of all students is our preeminent concern.


If you have a transportation change, request or question regarding your child's bus info, they can go on the transportation website:


Congratulations to Mr. Calvanese for being named Danbury's Teacher of the Year for 2019!

Please click on the video above to see Mr. Calvanese's Welcome Back Video.

AIS has been announced as a School of Distinction by the State of Connecticut for the 2017-2018 School Year. Top 10% Highest Performing Elementary School in the State of Connecticut.

Congratulations to all Staff and Students!

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AIS General Information

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AIS Bus Information

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Spelling Bee Winner

Congratulations to Sandyha from Mrs. Moore’s Class on Winning the AIS Spelling Bee and placing 6th overall at the State Competition.

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AIS Spotlight at the School Board

October 24th, 2018 - Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies presented to the Danbury Board Of Education during their Spotlight Your School portion of the board meeting.

AIS in the News!

May 17, 2018 - Western Connecticut Academy for International Studies has been named a 2018 Green Ribbon School for its environmentally sustainable practices by the U.S. Department of Education.

Photo: Carol Kaliff / Hearst Connecticut Media

AIS in the News!

Rick Asselta speaks to students at the AIS Magnet School Wednesday, May 9, 2018, about his project to raise money for honeybee kits for Puerto Rico. Asselta has lived in Puerto Rico for several years with his wife, who is from the island.

Read article here

PHONE: 203-778-7462

ATTENDANCE: 203-778-7466


Regular Hours: 8:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Scheduled Early/Weather Dismissal: 8:55 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

1 Hour Early Release Day: 8:55 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

2 Hour Delay: 10:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

3 Hour Delay: 11:55 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


For changes in dismissal, you must call the school at 203-778-7462 before noon and speak to the school secretary. Please do not email your child's teacher with dismissal changes (teachers are busy teaching or may have a substitute) and please do not leave a voice message which may not be heard in time.

Unless otherwise notified by parent/guardian, the Danbury Board of Education will allow students to have photographs taken and used in the newspaper, videotapes, electronically including our website, and other publications. A form for such objection is below. Such written objection shall be valid for only one school year.

Directory Information Consent Form (for the 2019-2020 school year, please submit by 9/30/19)

Disclaimer: the AIS webmaster seeks to ensure that all content and information published at this website is current and accurate. In addition, the webmaster cannot be held responsible for the contents of any externally linked pages or individual teacher sites.

AIS Webmaster - aisweb@danbury.k12.ct.us

updated January 26th, 2020