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

Mrs. Merle Jackson, Principal

AIS Distinguished Teacher

On May 13th AIS Grade 4 Teacher Mrs. Lori Woodruff was announced as the AIS Distinguished Teacher for 2021-2022 School Year. On May 24th Mrs. Woodruff was honored with the other Distinguished Teachers of Danbury Public Schools. Mr. Matthew Calvanese, Interim Principal, was present to award Mrs. Woodruff with the honor during the ceremony.

If you would like to mail this form to the School Nurse, please use the address below:

Nurse Martina


201 University BLVD

Danbury, CT 06811

If you have any questions please email Nurse Martina at dubskm@danbury.k12.ct.us

Please email EDNERecruiting@kellyservices.com for more information.

Congratulation to Ms. Bosworth who received the Art Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 School Year from Connecticut Art Education Association!

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Letters from Principal Calvanese

Letters from Superintendent Walston


August 30th: First Day of School for Grades 1-5

August 30th & 31st: Kindergarten Orientation

  • More Information to come

September 1st: Kindergarten Orientation

  • More Information to come

September 2nd: First Day of School for Kindergarten

September 5th: Labor Day - Schools Closed

September 26th: Rosh Hashanah - Schools 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 2022-2023


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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AIS Bus 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!

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

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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 August 2nd, 2022