Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about Island Montessori School and the benefits of providing a Montessori education to your child. Island Montessori School is comprised of both a private preschool and public charter elementary school and is committed to providing a unique, child-centered environment, using the internationally recognized curriculum of pioneering educator, Dr. Maria Montessori.
"The teacher must realize above all else that their task concerns a revelation of the child’s soul. If they do, the steps they take with the child will be of great importance: if they do not, all their work will go for nothing… This work must have a twofold objective: constructing a suitable environment and bringing about a new attitude toward children on the part of adults.
It is necessary to create surroundings for the child that answer his needs not only from the point of view of his physical and mental health but also from the point of view of his spiritual life.”
-Maria Montessori, "Education and Peace"
Our mission at Island Montessori School is to create a Montessori community that respects each child as an individual and fosters in each student respect for self and others, joy in discovery, independence, communal responsibility, and a peaceful approach to problem solving. Island Montessori School guides the growth and development of the whole child in an environment that:
- Fosters a love of learning
- Maximizes individual potential
- Promotes academic excellence
- Inspires creativity
- Celebrates diversity
- Encourages mutual respect
- Nurtures compassion and humanitarianism
- Advocates stewardship of the environment
- Graduates responsible, productive citizens of the world
Island Montessori School is a nonprofit school that seeks diversity in its student/parent body, faculty, staff, administration, and board. IMS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any category protected by law, in its educational policies, employment practices and all other school administered procedures and programs.