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

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

Employment

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, optional 6 weeks annual unpaid leave. Basic Qualifications: Meet school / state health requirements, including TB test, immunizations, and physical. Educational Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood, Child Development … Read More

certifications

Certifications

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.