The mission of Massachusetts International Academy is to increase students’ English language proficiency, equip students with the academic skills needed for successful university study, and teach students about American life and values to assist them in the acculturation process.
Massachusetts International Academy supports postsecondary English language learners in achieving college-level competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Each of these dimensions of language study (speaking, listening, reading, and writing) is embedded in each course. The course of study is rigorous and relevant, focusing on the knowledge students must possess and the skills they must demonstrate to succeed in college coursework and campus activities. Courses are sequenced from beginner through intermediate to advanced levels, building on both skills and content knowledge.
As a residential school, Massachusetts International Academy also supports learning beyond the classroom through its extracurricular programs and events. Daily interactions with native English speakers, a structured residential program, and connections with the local community fosters cultural awareness, sensitivity, initiative, and creativity—characteristics encouraging students to be engaged participants in future academic study and university life in the United States.