"The International Montessori Academy of Wilmington is an invaluable resource to children, parents and the community. The school is sensitive to the needs of each individual child, as well as each individual family."- Primary Program Parent
"Education is a natural process carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words, but by experiences in the environment."- Maria Montessori
"We discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the human being."- Maria Montessori
Our Philosophy & Mission
The Montessori Mission
The International Montessori Academy of Wilmington is a Parent Cooperative that is committed to promoting the sound development of the whole child--mind, body and spirit. Our Academy recognizes that this task can only be accomplished if we respect each stage of the child's development and seek to preserve the characteristics unique to each individual.
The International Montessori Academy of Wilmington recognizes and respects each child as an extraordinary person. We understand that each child possesses his or her own learning style and has unique sensitivities and needs. Our methodology, in accord with Montessori principles , seeks to address and satisfy these individual characteristics.