Children working at International Montessori Academy in Sycamore, Illinois (In foreground, child is engaged in math activity, matching counters with numerals)

Free State Patriots Endorses Candidates in Maryland
In August, 2014, the non-partison liberty group, “Free State Patriots” (FSP)
completed a series of forums and other activities to vet candidates for the General
Assembly and various national offices in the state of Maryland. This vetting was based on a comparison of each candidate’s commitment to the principles of liberty and limited, constitutional government. Endorsements of specific candidates were then made on a consensus among the FSP more


New Center opens for Robbyn’s Nest School
On August 26, 2014, Robbyn German (IMS ’07) conducted an open house and
ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the new location for her Robbyn’s Nest School
in Sherman, Connecticut. In 2007, Robbyn began this school in her home where she offered families in the neighborhood a variety of individualized and small group activities for their children. Now, her new school facilities are located in the Sherman commons complex, a commercial section of the town of Sherman, set back from the main more

IMS Character Teaching Featured on Spanish TV
On Saturday, March 1, 2014, Lee Havis, IMS executive director, appeared on a Spanish language TV show, “asiesmigente” to discuss the work of IMS and his “ Character Teaching” (CT) project. Lee was interviewed in Spanish by Gerardo Sanchez, the show’s producer and general more

Children working at International Montessori Academy in Sycamore, Illinois (In foreground, child is engaged in math activity, matching counters with numerals)

Montessori Academy in Sycamore, Illinois
In June, 2008, Kim Staffey purchased a school with 15 students, and in just a few short years, built it up to its present enrollment of around 70. The school, International Montessori Academy (IMA), now serves children aged 3 to eighth grade, with plans for an additional separate location for infants and toddlers. Kim says she took on this project because of her love for the Montessori philosophy which she acquired from prior operation of a home daycare and her own personal Montessori teaching experiences with children. more

Children at the Love Alive Montessori School in Richwood, Kentucky, working in the garden that is incorporated into their daily activities)

Love Alive School in Northern Kentucky
Love Alive Montessori Preschool is located
at Richwood Presbyterian Church on 13 acres in Northern Kentucky. The church itself is nearly 180 years old and is on the National Historic Register.

Marcy Thompson, owner and director of the preschool, opened it in 2006 to serve the suburban/rural community of Richwood, in Boone County. The preschool offers morning classes for 3-5 year old children during the school year and a Vacation Station summer camp during June and July. In addition to customary Montessori activities, the school offers Handwriting without Tears, Singapore Math, NSTA’s natural science curriculum, Musikgarten, and Mandarin Chinese.....
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Child working with the “movable alphabet” to make phonetic words and then write them down. He is a student at the Freedom Montessori School in Northern Virginia.

Freedom School in Northern Virginia
In 2011, the Freedom Montessori School was established in Northern Virginia as a small family-run business to provide the best quality, affordable Montessori education for families with young children in the close-in suburbs of Washington, DC. The current director and owner, Dimple Jain, acquired this business in 2013 and continues its
essential mission on the same foundations as those before more


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