Primary1“The secret of good teaching is to regard the child’s intelligence as a fertile field in which seeds may be sown to grow under the heat of flaming imagination.”

Our aim is not only to make the child understand and still less to force him to memorize, but so to touch his imagination as to enthuse him to his innermost core. We do not want complacent pupils but eager ones. The curriculum is geared to the sensitivities of the children rather than the demands of the adults. A lot of project topics and experiments are introduced bearing in mind the children’s innate curiosity to actively seek answers to concepts that interest them, expand understanding and apply new found knowledge in meaningful context. (” We seek to sow life in the child, rather than theories, to help him in his growth-mental and emotional as well as physical and for that we must offer grand and lofty ideas to the human” .Dr Maria Montessori.)

Children at IMS are exposed to the Nigerian and British curricula, and are backed by the Montessori experience

IMS uses foreign and Nigerian texts to work and expose children to ideas in all fields of study. The fields of study include Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Geography, History, French, Music, Art, Civics Education, Social Studies, ICT, Nigeria Languages(Igbo, Yoruba), French, Agricultural Science, Christian Religious Knowledge, Physical Education. Emphasis is laid on hands -on learning approach with lots of experiments and project work leading to self discovery and to meet the changing intellect and personality of children.


To serve the needs of children and parents, IMS provides care from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday throughout the school year at a fee. Children are offered age appropriate activities and environment to complement our academic program. High –energy games, creative arts and materials, quiet, softly lit cozy corners for rest and socialization make our centre a home away from home.


IMS has an assortment of enrichment activities in different clubs to help expand the children’s experience. This option varies and rotates throughout the school year. Some of the choices available are MAD science, Taekwando, Music, Drama, Cookery, Crochet, French, Arts& Craft and lots more.  To participate in any club attracts an additional fee.


Summer camp is planned annually at IMS to provide an environment for children to explore, create, and enjoy the wonders of the seasons without the pressure of so much academic rigour. Lots of fun activities are included. A lot of outdoor, energetic activities are involved.