Maria, West Chester Parent
“Our first grader has nothing but fond memories of her years at International Montessori School. She often comments on how much she loved being able to work peacefully and to learn freely, surrounded by teachers who treated her with so much kindness and respect. Attuned teachers who really saw her and who challenged her while honoring her learning style and pace.
During her Kindergarten years at International Montessori Schools, our daughter’s academic and leadership skills soared. She felt confident in her well-known, beloved environment to deepen her understanding of the world, her reading and writing skills and her abstract reasoning in math. As one of the oldest children in her class, she also got to experience modeling what she had learned to the younger ones, which helped her grow in self esteem. It was clearly a fundamental year that prepared her well for the Elementary years. As the Admissions Counselor at her current school said: “She was more than ready””
Kristy, West Chester Parent
“Although my husband grew up in a Montessori environment, International Montessori Schools was my first experience with the Montessori teaching style and culture. It has been amazing to see our son develop independence and empathy in such a safe and nurturing environment. From his first week in the Toddler class, the staff have engaged intentionally with our family to meet our needs and encourage our son’s development. Now that he is in the Primary class, we’re experiencing growth through mentoring as older students are modeling behavior and learning alongside our son. It’s a joy to see him looking up to older students, but subsequently, encouraging younger students (by) living out the behavior that’s been modeled for him.”
Our family loves being part of International Montessori School (IMS). You feel like a big family. The staff are open and friendly. Their hands-on approach to learning has helped our child develop in knowledge, skills, values, and personality. The lessons are tailored to the student's interest to keep them engaged in the learning process. The environment is clean and conducive to learning. The area is quite secure as well. My wife is an elementary school children and looked at many pre-schools before deciding on IMS.
Our family relocated from Texas in October 2014. Our oldest child was transferring from a Montessori School in Dallas. IMSchools have such a warm, nurturing environment and stays true to the teachings of Dr. Maria Montessori. The teachers are so in tune with each child’s unique personality and style of learning.
I had visited every daycare in my area in hopes of walking into one and getting that feeling that, "this is it."
That's when we found International Montessori School and FINALLY had that, "this is it," moment we had been searching for all along.
What sets the International Montessori School apart from all of the other daycares we visited is apparent as soon as you walk in. It doesn't look like a daycare, but a home away from home. The classrooms have natural lighting from windows in the buildings and lamps that light the rooms instead of fluorescent lighting that you see everywhere else you go. The classrooms are organized, clean, and filled with materials and activities that have educational purpose instead of plastic toys and clutter that are so often used just to pacify children. What we also loved is that the classrooms are a mix of different (but appropriate) age groups so that the smaller children can learn from the bigger children. I feel that my daughter is so advanced for her age because of all she's learning from her older classmates.
If you're looking for a place that truly cares for and teaches your child(ren) life skills and lessons, and not just a babysitter with jumperoos, then this is the place for your child! I promise you won't be disappointed!
We enrolled our son in International Montessori Schools for a variety of reasons. At the start we did not know a lot about Montessori education except that is was an alternative approach. We believe in the child’s capacity to learn by self-direction and were hoping for an environment where creativity and diversity were emphasized
When we interviewed, a lot of the things we heard were confirmed and we learned more about Montessori. Here are a few of the things that became most important to us.
1) Teaching respect as a central value
2) Mixed age groups, children teaching other children
3) Self-directed learning
4) Discipline: Focus on behaviors, helping children work through difficult behaviors
Our son has flourished at International Montessori Schools and we are confident that this school is the best choice for early child development.
We love International Montessori Schools for so many reasons. The teachers…… they are amazing, welcoming and caring, and you can truly tell they love each one of these children and treat them like their own. We chose (IM) schools because of the warm feeling we immediately got from our first visit and the welcoming nature of all the teachers. The teachers made the transition to the school beyond easy because of their reassurance that "everything will be fine",…. and it was. We absolutely love the Montessori program and the philosophy behind it.
The moment I walked through the doors of International Montessori Schools I felt the peacefulness and warmth immediately. I felt comfortable knowing my daughter would be in good hands, and there is no better feeling to a parent. Watching my child learn and grow has made me so proud.
IMS Parent - Shay
‘International Montessori School has been an absolute blessing in our lives.
My daughter is almost 2 years old, and from the very beginning of our journey with IMSchools, my daughter has excelled, coming home each day with something new. She is now in Miss J’s class (an AMAZING person). I am completely shocked each day when I hear my Daughter counting her cheerios and singing her ABC's at not even 2 years of age!!
Miss J is so wonderful and is always so attentive to my daughter's every need. She is on top of everything and super informative about my daughter's progress. Choosing to send our child to IMSchools, has been the best decision we have made for her thus far. I am so incredibly pleased with everyone at the school, and I cannot express to you enough how amazing it really is. I very highly recommend sending your child to IMSchools.
You will not be disappointed in the slightest. ‘
The teachers and staff are tremendous! They are patient, kind and loving towards their students. In addition, our son has learned and grown so much in the Montessori program. We can't say enough positive things. Highly recommend!