ECA Global Engagement

Please visit the attached pages and the following links to learn about our newest initiative:  International Student Enrollment at ACES Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven welcoming students from around the world to study academics and the arts in a professional college-like setting.

ACES ECA International Admissions Pamphlet

Welcoming International Students to ACES ECA

ACES ECA Application for International Enrollment 2017-18

Important Information for Completion by International Families

In our pursuit to connect culture to the arts, ACES ECA looks to engage international schools and projects on a global scale. We pursue this to enhance our student learning experiences, making these connections more relevant in the arts, and expanding the awareness of the world’s cultures. We prepare our students as contributing members of the future. Developing real-world, intercultural experiences allows us to further enhance critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills, self-advocacy, initiative, inquiry, self-reliance, and most importantly- a life’s pursuit of learning in our students.

As we further develop our programming, ECA is highly motivated and interested in connecting to international colleagues, professionals, and schools throughout the world. We prioritize learning for both our students and staff equally. In turn, we encourage teacher and professional exchange to benefit the growth of colleagues and students alike as we focus on arts and cultural connections.

All the world’s a stage, and ACES Educational Center for the Arts has a signed agreement to prove it. On Wednesday, June14, 2017 representatives from Chivast Education International, an affiliate of the Chinese Service Center for Scholarly Exchange, met with ACES ECA officials to sign an agreement allowing for an exchange program that would allow several Chinese students to attend the arts-focused magnet school for a year. CSCSE is part of the Chinese Ministry of Education.

Read the full article by Brian Zahn in the NH Register by clicking on the following link:

Read more in the NH Independent by clicking on the following link:

Watch the interview on WTNH NEWS Channel 8 by clicking on the following link: 

The National German Youth Orchestra Visit to Educational Center for The Arts on September 8, 2016.

The students toured ECA, visited classes, shadowed students and staff, and provided an evening performance in ECA’s Arts Hall.

International collaboration between the Munich organization and ECA is underway.
For further information on ECA’s Global Projects, please contact

Read all about ECA's April 2016 Student Exchange to our sister schools in Shanghai and Beijing!

ECA Global 2016 Student Exchange to China

View the Photo Gallery of ECA's April 2016 Student Exchange to China by clicking below:

ECA Global 2016 Photo Gallery Student Exchange to China

View the video "ECA Goes to China 2016" below:


ECA Global China Exchange March 2015

ECA Faculty Global China Exchange April 2015

A Great Opportunity: Amazon Smile

ECA and PACE are collaborating to combine efforts, elevating our fundraising to benefit our students further.

Every resource adds to our learning programs, which will now be possible with Amazon Smile. It's just like shopping at Amazon.

  1. Click on,
  2. Sign in with your username and password
  3. Select Parents for Arts Centered Education as your favorite charity
  4. Change your bookmark to Amazon Smile, and 0.5% of your purchase will go to ECA!!!

International Host Family Program

  • If you are interested in learning more about ECA's international host family program, please email ECA is investigating the potential for a semester long exchange program with our sister schools in Shanghai, Kyoto, and Sydney. Participating host families would receive a monthly stipend of $850.

ACES International Center for Education & Services (AI)

ACES International Center for Education & Services (AI) is new initiative that will provide professional and program development services internationally. The ACES International initiative strives to create an effective global learning environment by providing broad support for Global Engagement, International – Transcultural Learning, Professional Guidance, Administrative Oversight and Program Development.  Please click on the links below for further information.

ACES International Brochure

ACES International Website

Professional Learning Intensive
with Field Study in China