Collaboration and Contribution

Supporting IMS

The richness of our community comes from our connections and relationships. Our approach to a global education requires that we build partnerships with people and organizations who can support us operationally and educationally.

All families are expected to collaborate and contribute at IMS by providing at least 15 hours of volunteer service and by contributing financially according to each family’s means. Family volunteers often share their area of expertise or pitch in to support the day-to-day operations of the school. Financial support comes through contributions to the Community Giving Fund and other fundraising activities throughout the year.

Collaboration and contributions aren’t limited to those who have children enrolled at IMS. If you are someone who loves the idea of helping an international school and serving your community, we invite you to learn more about IMS! Whether you are a biotech company that wants to assist in our science program with speakers and shadowing opportunities or a commercial electrical firm who can assist us with operational needs through in-kind support, or someone who loves the idea of helping an international school be successful and wants to serve your community, partnerships allow our students to see how connected we all are and broaden their perspective. Contact us if you would like to discuss the ways you could collaborate and contribute!

Community Giving Fund

The Community Giving Fund provides the resources to enhance existing programs. As is generally the case in most independent schools, tuition does not cover the full cost of education. Contributions to the Community Giving Fund allow for regular improvements.

Easy Ways to Contribute


Order your Amazon purchases via Amazon Smile so that .5% of your purchase will be donated to IMS. Use the Amazon Smile link and select IMS.

Weaver Street Market

Purchase a rechargeable School Scrip Card and request to link it to school #218. Use this Scrip/Gift Card each time you shop at any Weaver Street Market and the school gets 5% of your purchase.

Harris Teeter

Link your VIC loyalty card to the school with school code 6519. Cards must be relinked every year!

Our Partners