Ithaca Montessori School (IMS) is a premiere learning center for families committed to a warm, welcoming, child-centered environment for their children.
IMS allows children to explore and discover the joy of learning in a nurturing and creative school setting.
Our goal is to encourage self-directed learning and to help our children become independent, inquiring and confident young men and women.
Our traditional Montessori curriculum is enhanced with yoga, music, art, dance and Spanish instruction.
Our programs provide our students with a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities.
In our work as educators, we adhere to Dr. Maria Montessori's plea to 'follow the child.' We accomplish this objective by working to understand and support the developmental characteristics of the group while never losing site of the unique personality and needs of each individual child within that group.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 78 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded
1969
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
78 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
25%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade
Ithaca Montessori School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher
Average Class Size
21 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition is based on the class level (toddler/primary) and length of day (half/full)
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Music, Soccer, Yoga/Dancekenetics

School Notes

  • Ithaca Montessori School (IMS) is a premiere learning center for families committed to a warm, welcoming, child-centered environment for their children. IMS allows children to explore and discover the joy of learning in a nurturing and creative school setting. Our goal is to encourage self-directed learning and to help our children become independent, inquiring and confident young men and women. Our traditional Montessori curriculum is enhanced with yoga, music, art, dance and Spanish instruction. Our programs provide our students with a wide range of experiences and learning opportunities. In our work as educators, we adhere to Dr. Maria Montessori's plea to 'follow the child.' We accomplish this objective by working to understand and support the developmental characteristics of the group while never losing site of the unique personality and needs of each individual child within that group.

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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
  • Students: 78 students
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 21 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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