The International Primary Curriculum (IPC) allows my child to explore science and social studies based units in depth. This was a great fit for my child, as the school heavily stresses inquiry based learning. They have music, art, drama, and P.E. instructors. It is mandatory for parents to volunteer at least 3 hours to their child's classroom a month! This is a good school, that will turn into a great school as it grows.
ISM has been a perfect fit for us. The teachers have brought out a true love of learning in our child. The Spanish program was important to us as well as the art, music, drama and P.E. This school is based on parent support and participation. The Director is very open and supportive in all aspects. The inquiry based curriculum makes sure that all children are understanding at their own learning style. Your child may be a visual learner and will understand better if they can view the information, some children are tactile and learn by building or touching,others can learn quickest by reading or listening. Each unit covers all these learning styles.ISM teaches all children to be resposible Citizens of the World, and that alone is quite an accompishment!
International School of Monterey offers my first grader a wealth of opportunities unavailable at other public schools: Spanish 4Xs a week, art and music 2xs a week, physical education taught by a PE teacher. In addition, on Friday afternoon, students can select a 6 week workshop from a range of interesting topics, including surfing, cooking, taiko drumming, Japanese language, Spanish dancing. The principal knows my child and me by name and the other teachers know my child. The inquiry based curriculum is heaven-sent when compared to the standards-driven curriculum of other public schools in my area. My child loves going to school.
Over all a good school, anything in life can always be improved, including ISM.
This is a great school. The teachers really care about the students. The principal really cares about the students and the school.
The best school around by far. Caring staff, involved parents. Recommended.
Friendly people. Consistent teaching. High test scores. Lots of reliance on technology for teaching. They get a lot of grants.
My son is now in his 3rd year at ISM and we couldn't be happier with the school. Not only is there a wonderful sense of community among all the faculty, staff and parents, but also their academic programs expect a lot, while taking into consideration the needs of each individual student. He takes Spanish everyday, along with Drama, Music, Art and PE at different times of the week. I feel that the balance that he is being offered in school is shaping him into a well-rounded individual who will contribute great things to the community that he will someday choose to live in. There is homework everyday, but it is not so much that there still isn t time to just have a little fun and unwind at the end of each day. I would recommend this school to anyone who might ask.
I think this has been an excellent school overall. The classes are small and the principal and teachers are always available to speak with. I see the school faculty struggling while learning to cope with an older age group acting in the interim on the strict side of discipline. If the comfort level rises and teachers ere on the side of positive reinforcement, there is no limit to what this school might accomplish socially and academically. The emphasis on multiculturalism and Spanish taught to all students give the children a glimpse of the global community. I think everyone is learning at this school together.
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