International Montessori School

3001 Academy Rd Ste 300
Durham, NC 27707-0919
Tel: (919)401-4343
Grades: K-6 | 103 students
At International Montessori School, your child will receive an excellent education combined with the invaluable gift of fluency in a second language and access to a world far beyond the walls of any school.
All of our programs are based on the Montessori philosophy, taught by native or near-native speaking teachers in Mandarin Chinese, French, or Spanish depending on the target language selected at enrollment. IMS serves a very diverse group of students and families from various backgrounds and experiences.
 The beauty of our diverse community is that we all bring a different perspective which provides all of us new opportunities to grow, to learn, and to connect with others. 

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-6
Year Founded 1997

Student Body

Total Students 103 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade International Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $11,740

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Hill Center (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori Children's House Of Durham (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is South Square KinderCare (0.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Durham
    South Square KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    0.5 miles
    3703 University Dr.
    Durham, NC 27707
  • Durham
    Grades: NS-6 | 132 students
    0.7 miles
    2800 Pickett Road
    Durham, NC 27705
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-5 | 146 students
    1 miles
    1935 W Cornwallis Rd
    Durham, NC 27705
  • Durham
    The Hill Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: K-12 | 155 students
    1.6 miles
    3200 Pickett Road
    Durham, NC 27705
  • Durham
    Grades: PK-12 | 1160 students
    1.7 miles
    3501 Ridge Road
    Durham, NC 27705

School Reviews

IMS is a wonderful school that promotes biligualism and the Montessori Curriculum providing their students with strength of character. They spend more time providing individualized education and treatment to their students than any school I''ve ever seen. The children there thrive and love to be at school.
- Posted by Administrator, 07/24/15
My children have been enrolled in the french programs at IMS since 2008. I can''t say enough about the school, the teachers, the curriculum, the peace based emphasis on interactions - I unconditionally recommend IMS to anyone interested in quality immersion experience with the phenomenal montessori platform.
- Posted by Parent, 07/24/15
Could not have asked for more caring and loving teachers. My child is happy and loves school and that says it all.
- Posted by Parent, 02/09/14

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