How is IMA different from other Montessori schools?

  • IMA is the only school in Madison to implement and practice AMI Montessori standards.
  • Five star rating assigned by Wisconsin’s YoungStar program. A five star rating indicates that the school meets the highest levels of quality standards.
  • IMA is located in an urban setting on the bus line, just under five miles to the steps of the capitol and downtown.
  • IMA partners with the Scotch Hill Farms to offer children organic snacks and CSA packages for families. (To contact Scotch Hill Farm, please email to Tony@scotchhillfarm.com or Dela@scotchhillfarm.com.)
  • IMA serves Sassy Cow Creamery organic milks for lunch.
  • IMA endeavors to achieve a Zero Waste Lunch, offering families reusable and insulated lunch bags made from recycled materials and a tote bag for spare clothes made entirely from recycled plastic bottles!
  • IMA offers parent education classes throughout the year: view the calendar of events page. Classes listed as D.E.E.P. – Discussion, Exploration, and Education for Parents.
  • IMA is founded upon the concept of education and learning as a family experience.
  • IMA respects each child as unique in their developmental needs while functioning graciously as a member of a family, a society, and most certainly of the world.
  • The Elementary & Adolescent Programs are offered the opportunity annually to learn dance choreography and perform as guests with Gaelic Fusion Dance Company at the Overture Center for the Arts’ International Festival
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