Western CT Academy for International Studies

Elementary Magnet School

201 University Boulevard Danbury, CT 06811

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

Fax: 203-778-7467

Mr. Christopher Roche, Principal

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December 3rd - Picture Retake Day

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December 14th - 2:30pm Dismissal

December 23rd - 12:20pm Early Dismissal

December 24th–31st: Holiday Recess – Schools Closed

January 3rd - School Reopens

January 11th - 2:30 pm Dismissal

January 17th - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - School Closed

February 1st - 2:30 pm Dismissal

February 15th - 2:30 pm Dismissal

February 21st - President's Day - School Closed

March 8th - 2:30 pm Dismissal

March 22nd - 2:30 pm Dismissal

April 5th - 2:30 pm Dismissal

April 15th - Good Friday - School Closed

April 18th - April 22nd - Spring Recess

May 17th - 2:30 pm Dismissal

May 30th - Memorial Day - School Closed

Afternoon Dismissal Change Submission Form

Technology and Learning Resources

If you have any questions regarding the Parent Portal or Borrowing Technology please contact - ais_helpdesk@danbury.k12.ct.us

Please list your child's name and grade in the subject line.

How to find my child's bus info 2021-2022


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


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What Does Kindness Mean to You?

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AIS has been announced as a Category 1 School of Distinction by the State of Connecticut for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Congratulations to all Staff and Students!

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AIS General Information

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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.

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

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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.

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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 November 29th, 2021