about CIBA

Dear CIBA Families,

It is with great enthusiasm and pride that I welcome you to the 2023-2024 school year at the Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA), an International Baccalaureate World School®. We continue to strive for excellence to provide a high-quality education for each student to meet the demands of our ever-changing global society.

CIBA is unique because of its diversity, numerous accolades, focus on service and the development of each learner, and established traditions. The students, families, and staff are the heart of CIBA. With the support from the EHPS Board of Education members and EHPS Central Office team, CIBA continues to reach new heights. This year CIBA was recognized as the #1 Best High School in Hartford Metro Area and #9 Best High School in Connecticut by U.S. News and World Report based on indicators such as College Readiness, College Curriculum Breadth, Math and Reading Proficiency, Math and Reading Performance, Underserved Student Performance, and Graduation Rate. This distinction is not only a testament to our commitment and dedication to students, but also provides recognition of the efforts from the entire CIBA staff and families.

CIBA was accredited in 2017 to offer the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme® (MYP) in grades nine and ten. The MYP ensures that our students are better prepared for the demands of the Diploma Programme® (DP).  Our Diploma Programme®, in grades eleven and twelve, was established in 2000.  We completed the IB reauthorization during the 22-23 school year for the MYP and DP to ensure their alignment with IB standards and practices as well as their continual growth and development.

Please familiarize yourself with the 2023-2024 CIBA Parent/Student Handbook.  It is an addendum to the EHPS District Parent/Student Handbook. Please note that as members of the EHPS school community, CIBA students are subject to all of the policies and regulations of the East Hartford Board of Education. 

We are excited that you have chosen CIBA and look forward to a successful 2023-2024 school year!


Michelle Marion  
CIBA Principal

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Michelle Marion 
[email protected]
(860) 622-5590

Bentley Torres
Executive Secretary
[email protected]
(860) 622-5590
Fax: 860-622-5555

Travis Marciniak
IB Coordinator
[email protected]
(860) 622-5550

Christopher Rowe
College Partnership Coordinator
School Counselor (Student Last Names A-L) 
[email protected]
(860) 622-5571

Robert Spiller
School Counselor (Student Last Names M-Z) 
[email protected]
(860) 622-5570

Liz Polosczcak
On Track Coordinator/Social Worker 
[email protected]
(860) 622-5575

CIBA Attendance Line
(860) 622-5598

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