Secondary Program

Welcome to the Island Village Montessori
Secondary Program (Grades 6-10)

This is the time for a lot of us (parents) when the concept of graduating high school and college is closer for our children than we realized. We start to focus on our children not only needing to memorize and understand the basic educational tools of life in society, but also comprehend how important it is to know them and apply them in the real world.

Our educators hope that you become involved and very familiar with how our program works. Montessori offers skill sets ( time management, specific team building social skills, prioritizing techniques, developing out-of-the-box thinking strategies…etc.) which are essential in today’s colleges, career skills requirements and ways to navigate in society. We are an “A” school for a reason. We prepare our students for more than the next level of education. We prepare them for the next level in life!

More information about our middle school program.

Learn about our Self-directed Learner program and visit the middle school blog called Open IVMS

More information about our new high school program.


Scientific observation has established that education is not what the teacher gives; education is a natural process spontaneously carried out by the human individual, and is acquired not by listening to words but by experiences upon the environment. The task of the teacher becomes that of preparing a series of motives of cultural activity, spread over a specially prepared environment, and then refraining from obtrusive interference. Human teachers can only help the great work that is being done, as servants help the master. Doing so, they will be witnesses to the unfolding of the human soul and to the rising of a New Man who will not be a victim of events, but will have the clarity of vision to direct and shape the future of human society. - Maria Montessori, Education for a New World