Mission & Philosophy

Mission & Philosophy

Mission We nurture the spirit of each child through meaningful connections with families and our dedication to the principles of Montessori Education. IMS Core Values LOVE  We serve others with kindness and compassion. RESPECT  We appreciate the innate dignity of each person. INTEGRITY  We act in ways that promote trust and accountability. PEACE  We build harmony … Read More

Faculty & Staff

Faculty IMS classrooms are staffed by a dedicated team of Head Teachers and Classroom Teachers. Our Head Teachers are Montessori Certified, either through the American Montessori Society (AMS) or Association Montessori Internationale (AMI). Their Montessori experiences provide the secure foundation on which the school’s curriculum is based. Click on each program name to be directed to their … Read More

Board of Trustees

    What is the Board? Ithaca Montessori School is made up of many different elements. Each element is as important as the other. We are a community and are growing each year. Our Board of Trustees is one of these strong elements.   The IMS Board of Trustees is comprised of current parents, alumni, and … Read More


Employment Opportunities: Infant/Toddler Teacher IMS Values: Love, Respect, Integrity, Peace, Excellence Reports To: Program Director Work Schedule: 40 hours per week,Full-time / 12 months per year. Basic Qualifications: Meet school / state health requirements, including TB test, immunizations, and physical. Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development or related field and a minimum … Read More


Certifications & Memberships IMS is a fully licensed and certified by the New York State Office of Children and Family Services as a daycare facility. Ithaca Montessori School holds a permanent charter authorized by the New York State Board of Regents.