You have questions and we have answers! At IMA, we view our relationship with parents as a partnership. Read through answers to the most commonly asked questions we receive, browse our current Viewbook, or register and Schedule an appointment to visit with us today!
IMA has 3 Locations in Washington State: Capitol Hill (Seattle), West Bellevue, and East Bellevue.
Each location offers a different set of programs based on availability and demand.
Learn more on our campuses page!
Tuition at IMA varies depending on the program and frequency you choose for your child. Please see our Tuition and Fees page for detailed information.
While tuition is calculated annually, we offer budget-friendly payment plans to help you invest in your child's education. Fees can be paid in ten equal installments (10-Payment plan) or in a single payment (Annual Plan).
An initial deposit is due annually upon enrollment or re-enrollment.
IMA enrolls students from 15 months to Fifth Grade. Visit our Early Childhood and Elementary pages for a more in depth look at our program.
IMA offers full Mandarin immersion programs at our Capitol Hill, Eastgate and West Bellevue Campuses, along with Chinese Bilingual models at our Eastgate and West Bellevue locations. Visit the Our Campuses page to learn more about our locations and program offerings.
IMA offers Spanish immersion programs at our Capitol Hill location. In a bilingual Spanish classroom, the lead teacher will instruct in English, and the assistant will speak and interact with the students in Spanish. Visit the Our Campuses page to learn more about our locations and program offerings.
IMA was founded in 2011 by Yimin Chen. Since then, IMA has grown to four campuses in Seattle and Bellevue, and offers strong academic preparation and instruction in three world languages. To learn more about our history, visit Our Story.
IMA offers a variety of after-school enrichment classes. Classes are offered on a trimester basis. Classes include but are not limited to yoga, dance and gymnastics, music, and art.
IMA offers a limited number of spaces in our Early Childhood summer programs in June, July, and early August. For more information about availability and tuition, please see our Summer page.
Snacks and lunch at IMA are provided by Green Sprouts Foods, located in our Capitol Hill Campus. Students at our Eastgate and West Bellevue campuses have the food delivered to them.
Regular and vegetarian meal plan options are available.
Please note, International Montessori Academy is a nut FREE school.
Visit our Student Well-Being page to see sample weekly menu.
International Montessori Academy offers a convenient, stress-free rolling admissions process. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis, and families on our waiting list are given first priority when space becomes available.
Our admissions process is very important to us! The first step is to tour our campuses, check out our classrooms, and learn more about our language immersion models. Visit our Schedule a Tour page to learn more!
The next step is to apply. We ask that you apply online through our web-based admissions portal. Visit our Apply Now page to learn more!
The final step is an informal family interview, where we’ll have an opportunity to learn more about your child and your family’s goals for education.
Please visit our Admissions section to learn more, or schedule a tour now.
Still have questions? Schedule an appointment and decide if IMA is right for your family.