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 & 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. Nido Program The Nido nido@ithacamontessori.org   Grace Johnston is the Nido … Read More


Board of Trustees

The IMS Board of Trustees is comprised of current parents, alumni, and local community members. The board members are elected by the IMS community, serving staggered terms of 3 years. The Board of Trustees is responsible for the financial management of the school and all large scale fiscal and policy decisions. All decisions related to … Read More



Employment Opportunities: Assistant Director: Applications due by May 1st 2017 Our school’s program focuses on every aspect of a child’s growth. We tailor our attention to each child’s cognitive, emotional, social and physical development. Children learn self-respect, respect for others, and respect for their surroundings and love for learning. We are looking for a person who … 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.