Elementary Program

Elementary Students Playing Outside

IMA elementary students are invited to be active participants in their educational journey. Although the curriculum design and academic standards are set by the school, individualized student plans are tailored according to each child’s area of passion, strength and areas of growth.
Balancing passion with purposeful engagements, learning takes place in both English and Mandarin with the support of a Lower and Upper Elementary Teacher. Lead Teachers partner in the classroom with a Mandarin speaking Assistant Teacher. Cultivating a bilingual model, students are immersed in a dual-language environment where they receive instruction in small group and individual settings.

Elementary Student Working on Montessori Activity

Campuses in Washington State

West Bellevue Campus

Bilingual Elementary School in Bellevue, WA

Address: 2227 112th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

Phone: (425) 454-5600

English speaking Teacher is supported by Chinese Assistant

Elementary Students build upon basic skills through sequential lessons across mathematics, reading, writing and language. Students not only present deliverables aligned with academic milestones, but further focus on the thought process and how to think like confident readers, writers and mathematicians. This serves as the foundation for inquiry and project-based learning. Blending social studies, science and cultural studies, units are designed to be multi-disciplinary. Both a growth mindset and a global mindset layer upon one another as an entrepreneurial mind and spirit shine.

Elementary students at IMA are encouraged to take ownership as they embrace ongoing reflection while applying tools and strategies throughout the goal setting process. Action is paired with communication as confident learners emerge.

International Elementary Classroom

Elementary Tuition

Elementary Tuition

Hours Annual   10-Payment
5 Days 8:30 AM - 3:15 PM  $19,400   $2,035

AM & PM Care

Extended Care Monthly Fees

Extended Care charges are billed monthly and are due by the 1st of every month. Extended Care can be added or removed with a 30-day notice. Extended Care will commence on September 1 for the school year if your child is enrolled in care.

Complimentary Before-School care is included for any child who attends the After-School care. Children Attending After-School care are provided an additional snack each day.

Before-School Care (8:00 - 8:45 a.m.)

Monthly Rates Before-School Program (a.m. only)
3 days a week $80/m
4 days a week $100/m
5 days a week $120/m

Before-School care is from 8:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

After-School Care (3:00 - 6:00 p.m.)

Monthly Rates          After-School Care                  
3 days a week $280/m
4 days a week $335/m
5 days a week $380/m

After-School Program 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.  **Complimentary Before-School care is included for any child who attends the After-School Program. Children attending After-School care are provided an additional afternoon snack each day. 

Sample Elementary Schedule


8:30 a.m. - Class Starts


9:15 a.m. - Morning Work Time (snack available 5 min)


11:45 a.m. - Work Journal check and prepare for lunch


12 p.m. - Lunch & Wash Dishes


12:30 p.m. - Silent Reading


12:45 p.m. - Outside Recess Time


1 p.m. - Physical Education


1:30 p.m. - Afternoon Work Time


2:30 p.m. - Circle/work journal check and class jobs/ clean up


2:45 p.m. - Dismissal