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Metropolitan Learning Center for Global & International Studies

The only public 6-12 International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Connecticut!

Happy Summer to All -- and Happy Summer READING to All!

As the 2016-2017 school year winds down, we at MLC are happy to announce that this year, our summer reading theme is the same as the CT Governor's Summer Reading Challenge: "Build a Better World."  This fits our school's mission and IB philosophy, as it empowers our children to think about how reading can inspire them to positive action. 

We are asking students to read as much as they can over the summer break. Students can read the novels, short stories, non-fiction, poetry, or magazine/newspaper articles that they choose -- including any reading they do for personal project (for incoming 10th graders) or extended essay or CAS (entering 11th/12th graders). Audio books work, too!

Reading for 20-30 minutes per day can stop the "summer slide"  -- the loss of reading level due to not reading in June, July and August -- and ensure that students return to school ready to pick up where they left off.

Put simply, we are asking students to read, complete a simple reading log, and return that reading log to school by September 6, 2017. Students who do so will be entered into a gift card raffle.

Below are links to all of the information you will need about MLC's summer reading 2017:

If you have any questions or would like book or magazine recommendations for your child, please email Suzanne Artis, MLC Media Specialist, at or Emily Wright, MYP Coordinator, at  Happy reading, and see you in late August!

At MLC, students will find...

  • A caring and committed faculty
  • An International Baccalaureate education, from start to finish
  • Global contexts and concepts that frame every class, every year

Which will empower them to…

  • Be engaged citizens of their worlds: school, local, national, international
  • Serve their communities while exploring what matters to them
  • Inquire about and understand the world through many perspectives, including their own.

How to apply
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