Choosing the right school for your child can be an overwhelming task. But we are here to help! At International Montessori Schools, we pride ourselves on fostering productive, harmonious communities where children are free to learn and discover at their own pace. Our faithful implementation of the Montessori philosophy ensures that they grow holistically, developing valuable skills on various social and intellectual levels.
Each of our five IMSchools locations offers a stimulating, child-centered environment that is fine-tuned to optimize the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of your child. Our teachers are highly trained individuals with backgrounds as diverse as those of our students; from Peru to Nepal, from China to Columbia, many cultures meet in our classrooms. Their role is to guide children in the classroom, patiently helping them find their own solutions rather than feeding them answers. Children grow confident and independent as they are given the time and space to choose their own work, collaborate, and solve problems. In addition to carefully selecting and preparing materials to aid your child’s physical, emotional and academic progress, our teachers are also committed to fostering a warm and inviting environment for your child to grow and develop. Each of our classroom communities is founded on the principle of respect—for oneself, for each other, and for the environment. It is not uncommon to find young children sweeping up messes, preparing and sharing snacks, or helping each other in meaningful work. As the children learn and develop their personal skills, they grow both as individuals and as a community.
At IMSchools, we want to give your child a chance to discover him/herself and the world around him/her. From butterfly gardens and vegetable patches to classroom pets and mud kitchens, IMSchools offer interesting and enjoyable ways for your child to engage with nature and learn about the interconnectedness of life in its many forms. Music, art, and stories from around the globe also enrich the classroom experience and help your child develop as a global citizen. We believe that each member—teacher, parent, and student—contributes something unique and beautiful to the colorful tapestry that is the IMSchools community and we hope you will come share, learn, and explore with us!
Thank you for your interest in IMSchools. We hope you are as excited about the possibilities for your child as we are! Please come visit us at any one of our five schools in the Greater Philadelphia area and Delaware. We look forward to meeting you and welcoming you into our growing community of teachers, families and friends.
We moved to IMS Paoli this past year with our three young children - and we could not be happier. The teachers are amazing (Ghada, Senem, Kate), and they are accessible and personable. They truly care for our children as we do, and they provide the structured, creative environment that Montessori is known for. Compared to other schools we have tried, IMS Paoli has huge open classrooms with lots of natural light, an expansive outdoor area with playgrounds, plenty of space to run, and they raise chickens and plant gardens. Excellent school and location at IMS Paoli!
My daughter has been going to the International Montessori School of Paoli for 3 years. She really enjoys going to school. It is wonderful as a parent to know your child is happy and truly learning. Here the children learn at their own pace with help from the teachers. It is not a competitive environment like many schools. Feeling successful while having fun is a gift for my daughter that I am happy to have found! I feel confident sending her to kindergarten next year.
My son Michael has been going to this school for 4 years and we love it. We are very please with the level of education he is getting and are confident that he will be prepared for kindergarten. The staff is professional and the school is clean. We recommend this school to everyone we know.
My son is in the toddler class and is loving every minute. They have wonderful, caring teachers who truly want to be a great influence on the lives of children. Its always a struggle to decide to put a child in daycare but once we settled in my whole family benefited! I know that he is in a safe, loving and fun environment and can go to work without worry. Also, you can call with any questions anytime and they don't mind. They have lots of fun activities spread throughout the months and keep the parents pretty informed. Overall a great place for children!