Each of our five IMSchools locations offers a stimulating, child-centered environment that is fine-tuned to optimize the social, emotional, and cognitive growth of your child. Our teachers are highly trained individuals with backgrounds as diverse as those of our students; from Peru to Nepal, from China to Columbia, many cultures meet in our classrooms. Their role is to guide children in the classroom, patiently helping them find their own solutions rather than feeding them answers. Children grow confident and independent as they are given the time and space to choose their own work, collaborate, and solve problems. In addition to carefully selecting and preparing materials to aid your child’s physical, emotional and academic progress, our teachers are also committed to fostering a warm and inviting environment for your child to grow and develop. Each of our classroom communities is founded on the principle of respect—for oneself, for each other, and for the environment. It is not uncommon to find young children sweeping up messes, preparing and sharing snacks, or helping each other in meaningful work. As the children learn and develop their personal skills, they grow both as individuals and as a community.