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IMS creates an innovative, Dual-Language Montessori community that fosters the full development of each child.
IMS creates an innovative, Dual-Language Montessori community that fosters the full development of each child.

We're Celebrating our 20th Anniversary

IMS creates an innovative, Dual-Language Montessori community that fosters the full development of each child. In 2002, the idea of opening a school that offered each child the opportunity to reach his or her own potential without limits through the Montessori curriculum in a Dual-Language setting was a dream. Today, we know that this unique approach to learning and developing does indeed give our children exactly what we dreamt about, and so much more than we imagined. It is a joy to witness the sheer volume of possibilities the Montessori environment enables for each child, and to hear the natural mix of English and Putonghua ringing out in the hallways and classrooms at IMS. 

About IMS​

Choosing a school for your child may feel like an overwhelming decision! The good news is that the Montessori curriculum at IMS can make all the difference to your child’s ability to successfully navigate our ever-changing world.

  • Authentic Montessori
  • Dual-Language
  • Passionate Team
  • Motivated Learning

Authentic Montessori

The Montessori education method was developed over years of research in classrooms, discovering how children learned and developed. The Montessori curriculum is customised to meet the developmental needs of the child each step of the way. Your child has the opportunity to explore their own passions, while being guided to develop the needed skills which sets them up for success later in life!

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  • Maria Montessori
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Montessori Teachers
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Prepared Environment
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Student Life
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Summer Fun
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Outcomes: Montessori Works!
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …

Dual-Language

At IMS, the children are completely immersed in a truly dual-language Montessori environment. Each classroom is guided by two teachers, one a Putonghua-speaker and one an English-speaker who exclusively speak their native language to the children. The children are exposed to speaking, listening, reading and writing from the earliest ages in both English and Chinese, very naturally. Children are constantly picking up new vocabulary from their teacher and their peers in both languages.
In the Elementary programme, children attend separate small group Chinese lessons based on their ability. These lessons allow them to learn new vocabulary and skills to reinforce later in their dual-language classroom.

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  • Speak, Read, & Write in Chinese
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Chinese in the Early Years
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Chinese STEAM in Elementary
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Benefits of Bilingualism
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …

Passionate Team

At IMS, the children are completely immersed in a truly dual-language Montessori environment. Each classroom is guided by two teachers, one a Putonghua-speaker and one an English-speaker who exclusively speak their native language to the children. The children are exposed to speaking, listening, reading and writing from the earliest ages in both English and Chinese, very naturally. Children are constantly picking up new vocabulary from their teacher and their peers in both languages. In the Elementary programme, children attend separate small group Chinese lessons based on their ability. These lessons allow them to learn new vocabulary and skills to reinforce later in their dual-language classroom.

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  • Our Team's Perspective
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Come Join Us
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Commitment to Chinese
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Ongoing Professional Development
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …

Motivated Learning

Children learn more and invest themselves deeply in their work when they are able to make choices. They learn that their choices really matter.
A Montessori child is constantly striving to achieve success in increasingly difficult pursuits. Freedom to choose allows each child to discover their own needs, interests and abilities. And that they can succeed.

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  • Individual
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Developmentally Appropriate
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Social
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …
  • Prepares Children for Success
    Experiential & entrepreneurial learning extends beyond the classroom in the makerspace, science & design lab, as well as the market garden. …

Our Programmes

When we first started IMS in 2002, we operated out of a small, cozy campus in Wan Chai. Back then, as the first AMI Montessori Elementary school in Greater China, we felt privileged to be able to offer Montessori programmes to support the joyful development of children. All of our Montessori programmes fully support a natural, developmentally appropriate approach to learning that is intrinsically motivating, and encourages a life characterised by the joyous pursuit of knowledge.

Foundation Groups (2-3)

The two-year-old is a little person! The child at this age is becoming fiercely independent and is attempting new things...

Casa dei Bambini (3-6)

Younger children possess a remarkable ability to absorb the world that surrounds them. At the age from birth to 6 are the most critical period...

Elementary (6-12)

At around the age of six, the child’s mind begins to expand beyond the walls of the Casa Dei Bambini...

Join Our Community

Thinking of joining the IMS community? We would be delighted to have you! We host numerous admissions events throughout the year to allow future IMS parents to see our campuses and ask any questions they may have. Read more for a guide through the admissions process, a schedule of upcoming admissions events, and answers to frequently asked admission questions.

” I wish I had gone to a school like this!”

– IMS Parent-

Hear from Our Community

Spotlight on IMS Life

IMS Life Highlights is our hub that we regularly update with everything from our children’s latest projects, to PTA and community events. Click through to keep up with latest happenings, and see how this special curriculum manifests in our children’s lives.

Gong Xi Gong Xi! 恭喜恭喜!IMS wishes you a healthy and prosperous Year of the Tiger!We look forward to welcoming all our children back to school soon!

祝大家新年快樂! 身體健康! 虎年行大運! 等著你回來!

#虎年 #Yearoftiger #新年快樂 #happynewyear #CNY2022 #等著你回來 #waitingforyourreturn #IMSLife #montessori #bilingual

Our Foundation children are making fruit salad today! We are using this at home learning time to engage in some wonderful food prep activities. It is crucial for children to manipulate food using real child-size utensils, which are easy to hold and control. When children are learning about how their bodies and hands work, real tools give them precise feedback, whereas toys may not. Cooking activities are broken down into individual steps allowing the child to repeat, practise, and gain mastery over their hands and experience the pride of independence.

#imshk #montessori #onlinelearning #HongKongSchools #internationalschools #IMSLife #InternationalMontessoriSchoolHK

IMS’ First Olympian!
Bravo to #IMS Alum Audrey King for representing HK today in the Women’s Slalom at the Winter Olympics! We are so proud of you Audrey, and are inspired by your hard work and passion!
We took a trip down memory lane, and found what Audrey said as a 3 year old in the IMS Memory Book 2005-06 – she wasn’t too far off!
Way to go, Audrey!

#IMSLife #AudreyKing #olympic2022 #beijingwinterolympics

Photo Source: Television Broadcasts Limited

COME VISIT IMS AND SEE FOR YOURSELF

Join Our Next Event
Preparing Your Toddler for School!

Thursday 2 June 2022 8 - 9pm

Join Jennifer Yu, an AMI-trained early years Montessori Teacher, mum and parent educator, on Thursday 2 June from 8 to 9pm, for a discussion on preparing young toddlers for school life. In her one-hour zoom session, she will cover the following topics: