“Education cannot be effective unless it helps the child open up himself to life.” ~ Maria Montessori
Kindergarten Collegiate Activities
Dr. Maria Montessori characterizes Kindergarten and First grade students as being in the second plane of development. This is the age of reasoning where; children develop a deep interest in questions of “why” and “how”.
At IMS, our students are given the opportunity to explore, question, and understand the problems of cause and effect. They demonstrate this intellectual ability at our annual Science Fair, highlighting their interests, curiosity, and independent thinking.
Every year students at IMS come together to celebrate “Children Around the World. Each classroom chooses a continent and students enjoy learning geographical, culinary, musical, artistic, and local traditions as well as cultural norms of countries within the continent. This celebration also gives the parents from those countries the opportunity to share that culture from their perspective on “multicultural morning”. The week culminates with student presentations of “we are different, we are the same”.
IMS honors the Kindergarten and First Grade students at our annual graduation ceremony. Parents and the teachers come together to celebrate this joyous moment of achievements and new beginnings. By graduation, students have found their independence while developing a strong academic foundation and a repertoire of life skills.