A Montessori education considers the whole child, including developmental, emotional, cognitive, and social needs, and provides specific experiences and materials designed to promote self-motivated, independent learners. The Montessori classroom fosters the creation of self-motivated, independent learners. Through individualized support and guidance from well-trained teachers in a prepared environment, children are given the freedom to choose their own tasks, navigate the classroom, and pursue lessons through the lens of their own interests.
While the Montessori method of teaching creates the structure for our school and classrooms, classes are delivered in a target immersion language–Mandarin, Spanish, or French. Upon entering our school, families choose a single immersion language for their child to learn in during their time at IMS.
The Montessori curriculum establishes the mindset of being a world citizen through its focus on geographical studies, a strong social curriculum, and embracing diversity and peace education. Fusing these elements together teaches children that we are a part of one common human race who are keepers of the Earth and of each other.
Children ages 18 months to 3 years are developing a sense of independence. We support these young children as they explore their world and make big leaps in their communication, movement, and problem solving skills.
Created for children ages 3 to 6 years old, primary classrooms give children space to choose their own tasks and use sensorial materials to develop love of learning, learn about their place in the world, explore their independence, and gain confidence.
Children ages 6-12 are provided an individualized education, allowing them to choose their own work, learn concepts as they are ready, and uncover their own interests. Taught in the immersion language, students typically have experience in the language track they are applying for.
What Our Parents Say
I have watched my children flourish under the leadership, care, and devotion of the outstanding teachers at IMS from primary school to Upper Elementary. Each has grown emotionally, academically and in personal will and fortitude as it relates to school work, classroom projects and other endeavors. They love going to school each morning and are thriving in a myriad of ways. The teachers at IMS model exemplary behavior and serve as strong role models. My children have a firm grasp of reading and writing in two languages; my eldest child is thrilled to have begun lessons in the third language. Additionally, they are cultivating a profound interest and understanding of mathematics and science. I have visited all the wonderful schools in the area and I cannot envision a more ideal institution dedicated to academic excellence, personal growth, compassion; not to mention a commitment to developing leaders, critical thinkers, and stewards of the world.