Before (7.30 to 9am)* and after school (3-6pm) programs at IMSchools are very homelike and nurturing. Before school children listen to soft music and choose age appropriate activities such as Legos, puzzles, blocks and coloring. After some time on the playground and a healthy snack, our after school students choose from similar activities and often are assisted in a craft project or game. Older children may choose to complete work they started in the classroom if they desire.
IMSchools serves a broad variety of families and we have arranged our before and after school programs to be flexible to accommodate the largest variety of needs possible. Additional hours can be requested at the rate of $10 per hour. However, advance notice is required to reserve the space. In addition, some campuses have after school enrichment programs available. Please call your campus of choice to find out specific program information.
*Before School at our Paoli location starts at 7am.
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!