International Montessori Schools
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1 year ago
Loving, experienced teachers
As a teacher, I was very concerned about finding the right childcare for my son. We toured IMS Paoli and immediately fell in love with the director and beautiful school. Our son loved the independence that a Montessori program provided and really thrived in the pre primary classroom. He had attended a traditional daycare previously and frequently cried throughout the day and was very unhappy when he had to go to school. He is now in the primary classroom and it is really amazing how independent, mature, and self motivated he has become. Our babysitter commented on his personality saying that he is more mature than a seven year old she babysits and I know it's due to the Montessori environment. Our 10 month old daughter goes to IMS Great Valley and Silvia is a baby whisperer. Our daughter did not leave my side for the first five months of her life but really bonded with Silvia. She is truly a gem. While I miss my children during the day, I have absolutely zero worries about them and know that they are happy and well cared for.
1 year ago
I wish I had found this school for my oldest daughter. But am so happy and thankful I found it for my second. She has come a long way since she started at International Montessori schools last year. She loves it and even goes to camp in the summertime with my oldest (who also loves it there). The variety of activities at her school have increased her independence and confidence more than words can say. She was very shy and quiet when she first started. Now she comes home telling me all about her friends and enjoys showing me what she has accomplished. Thank you to the international Montessori schools!
2 years ago
Great Montessori option near Wayne, PA
International Montessori school at Paoli is the best place for kids to have fun and learn so much in the process. My kid has never been happier! The teachers are professional, polite and so engaged in exposing the children to different concepts on a daily basis. I just wished I had enrolled my child in this school earlier.
2 years ago
Child centered and full of care
We watched our child blossom within weeks of starting at the International Montessori School. The school and teachers follow a structure that helps enhance natural curiosity and set up students for future educational and interpersonal success. The curriculum is so natural that children fell comfortable exploring and learning at a pace that fits and benefits them at the same time. We find the teachers and staff to be very attentive.
3 years ago
Great care & peace of mind
We've had a great experience with International Montessori School Malvern. When I sought childcare for my daughter, my goal was to find a school with a smaller setting and warm, experienced teachers. IMS Malvern possesses both of these traits. My daughter has flourished in the environment and I have peace of mind knowing she is capable hands.
3 years ago
Paoli International Montessori School
My son is currently in his 3rd year at Paoli International Montessori School. He attends 5 days a week from 9-3 and began the pre-K program this year. We are all very happy with our experience there! When I first visited the school, the one thing that stood out in stark contrast to the other pre-K locations I visited was the mutual respect I saw between students and teachers. I was very pleased to learn that the Montessori method goes well beyond academics to teach life and social skills to the students. So, in addition to learning the three R's (he is so proud to be able to read and do math equations!), they reinforce being independent and respectful to those around you. They also foster a sense of community and self-esteem by allowing the students to teach other (usually younger) students how to perform activities in the classroom that are new to their classmates. The children also have a structure to the day that I didn't see evidenced in the other pre-K programs. Although they are given plenty of free play, a good portion of their day is spent doing "jobs" that reinforce the academic and life skills taught at the school. My son enjoys the activities and loves having a purpose to his day. The students are also enriched through introduction to other cultures, music, art, yoga, gardening, and the list goes on. If I had to list a con to the program it is that they have no introduction to computers. However, we feel there is merit to a program which enriches through a more traditional learning structure. Our son will learn about technology as there is no escaping it in today's world. But, in the spirit of a well-rounded child, we feel that this program is giving him the strong foundation that he needs at this age.