Classrooms For their first school experience, our toddler program encourages self-development in an atmosphere of love, understanding, respect, and support. Building the child’s independence is the ultimate goal and this is accomplished in a supporting environment designed to allow each child the ability to meet their own needs. IMS includes three specially-prepared Montessori Toddler classrooms: … Read More



Nido Curriculum: The Montessori Difference What’s so special about a Montessori infant program? The Children: The Nido is home away from home to babies aged 3 months to 17 months.  True to Montessori’s philosophy, our infant environment supports a range of ages.  The Environment: The Montessori infant environment is a tranquil, safe place for mobile … Read More


Classrooms Our Primary Classrooms include the Pine, Walnut, and Elm Rooms. These spacious classrooms offer ample space for free movement, quiet corners for work and reflection, and dedicated areas for reading, art and gathering. Snack is available to the older children throughout the day and students serve themselves when they feel ready for a break. … Read More

Before & After School

Before School and After School Enrichment IMS offers before and after school enrichment programs that keep children engaged in fun and creative activities beyond the 8:30 – 3:30 school day. Children can be enrolled in the After School Program until 4:30pm or 5:30pm.  The before school program is 7:30 – 8:30am.  Drop-in space is available … Read More

Outdoor Science Lab

At Ithaca Montessori school we are excited to share with you our very own and exclusive Outdoor Science Lab (OSL) . This Lab is only available for our Kindergartners at present. The Outdoor science Lab is a place where children can explore nature and find new and wonderful things that they will treasure for all their lives. … Read More

Outdoor Science Lab Blog

OSL (Outdoor Science Lab) loves to blog about all we do in our classroom. Here you can read about all our Scientific experiments, adventures and finds. We hope you enjoy!   December 19th 2017 After learning how to classify animals we started getting into the nitty gritty of mammals. We began by learning about the … Read More