“The child is endowed with unknown powers, which can guide us to a radiant future. If what we really want is a new world, then education must take as its aim the development of these hidden possibilities.” – Maria Montessori
Angela J. Bailey, Head of School
To foster curious and confident students who embrace diversity and have a positive impact in the world.
Welcome to IMS
Thank you for your interest in our school! Our entire faculty and staff invite to learn more about us and to join us virtually for a tour or a visit.
IMS is a wonderful, diverse community of teachers and families of many cultures, languages, and backgrounds who have come together as a supportive and engaged learning community. Many of our families speak English at home yet value the benefits that fluency in another language and understanding of another culture can offer. Others have family or professional connections to other countries and seek a place where these kinds of connections are honored. Our school is a welcoming community ideal for those who seek a place where diversity of all kinds is embraced, respected, and appreciated.
The best way to get to know us is to schedule a visit where you can experience language immersion in action and see the effects of our developmental approach to education. You will see children of all ages demonstrating independence and working together as a community, from our toddlers who are learning to be with others their age to children from 3 to 12 years old responding naturally to their teachers who are speaking in French, Spanish, or Mandarin about all kinds of subjects and topics. You will find comfortable classrooms where children are engaged in what they are learning.
I hope you enjoy your virtual visit as you learn more about us here and look forward to meeting you in person!