International Montessori Academy is an international school community that provides a respectful, peaceful Montessori environment and nurtures the potential of the whole child.
International Montessori Academy is nestled in the heart of the Candler Park neighborhood of Atlanta, Georgia on two acres of land spotted with fruit trees and gardens. Our school building is a converted 1950's church featuring stained glass windows, beautifully appointed classrooms, an auditorium and multi-purpose room, and plenty of outdoor learning and play spaces.
At International Montessori Academy, our philosophy is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Maria Montessori. Dr. Montessori believed that no human being is educated by another person; he or she must do it by him or herself, or it will never be done. She believed that the goal of early childhood education should not be to fill the child with facts but rather to cultivate the child’s own natural desire to learn.
Our community of children and families is a true melting pot of cultures with more than twenty nationalities represented among our families and staff. The Montessori environments at IMA are specifically designed to support each child's independence and passions while the curriculum ensures the child's progression through math, language, geography, arts, and sciences through an enticing and scientifically proven method.
Our program creates a framework for children to grow while acquiring knowledge about and learning to value different cultures of the world. We foster this growth with a Spanish-speaker in each classroom, and by engaging students in monthly cultural study.