Ahwatukee School is Fifth to Receive IMC Accreditation in the U.S
Newly approved for the International Montessori Council (IMC) accreditation, the Desert Garden school in Ahwatukee has shown their efforts in leadership and education to their students over the years. The purpose of the program is to evaluate the world’s most respected and successful Montessori schools. Proud of their recognition, the staff of teachers can be honored for their past and future value to the students!
Desert Garden Montessori is only the seventh Montessori school in the world to receive IMC accreditation, and the fifth in the U.S., according to Ahwatukee Foothills News. In addition, the school’s director, Shetal Walter, will continue to promote the essential principles of a great education. “Over 600 schools in 45 countries ascribe to the IMC as ‘members’, but only a small percentage of schools have attempted to become accredited, because the process is incredibly difficult.”
The process includes conducting a survey that examines and evaluates aspects of the school, according to 500 pages of IMC standards. In addition, some of the IMC standards are the educational program quality, instructional effectiveness, operational and financial health, facilities and site utilization, as well as future growth potential. To receive this accreditation is a great honor for the Ahwatukee Montessori school. Their students and teachers can count on great future potential and benefits for the school that will sustain their success!
Read the list of benefit of becoming part of the International Montessori Council at www.montessori.org. Other schools that have received the accreditation include: Sea Pines Montessori Academy in Hilton Head, Bowman International School of Palo Alto, The Montessori School of Tokyo, Ghent Montessori School in Norfolk, Virginia, The Westwood School in Dallas, and International Montessori School of Hong Kong.