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Int'l Montessori Academy

355 W. Green Street
Pasadena, CA 91105

(626) 792-4505


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Unlike most traditional classrooms, in which teachers impose lessons upon a group of children organized by age, Montessori creates an environment in which the teacher plays the role of facilitator as each child satisfies his or her own inherent urge to learn and develop. Further, as Montessori does not segregate children by age, older children share their skills and knowledge with younger ones. This not only acts as an important motivator, as the younger ones emulate their more advanced peers. It also serves to develop crucial social skills as well. In short, Montessori teaches children how to learn. What is more, it does so at a critical age -- two through six years -- when their receptivity to new concepts is most keen and core aspects of their personalities are being formed. Through Montessori they discover that the will, ability and skills to learn are inside each of them rather than provided externally. And in so doing, it helps provide a foundation of self confidence and esteem that can serve them for the rest of their lives. Extracted from International Montessori Academy website at

Home-School Connection

Home-School Connection: From the Director

nullShould you wish your child to continue in a Montessori environment upon graduation from one of the International Montessori Preschools, we will be pleased to provide referrals to a number of excellent Montessori elementary schools. Should you prefer to move your child into a traditional school at that time however, rest assured that children who have attended our school are often among the most advanced in their class once placed in a traditional school. Upon enrollment in a traditional environment, their educational needs are the same as children everywhere; to be challenged and taught according to their unique aptitudes and abilities. We will be happy to counsel you on what the best alternatives for your child will be upon graduation. Extracted from International Montessori Academy website at

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Fundraise
  • Are able to visit the school anytime we want
  • Volunteer in the classroom

Modes of Communication

  • Notes
  • Phone Calls
  • Regular newsletter/printed updates circulated to the whole school