At IMSOL our Elementary program (Ages 6- 12) blends the Montessori Method with the IB PYP Framework to create a holistic learning journey unique to each child. The classes are separated into Ages 6-9 and Ages 9-12.

We utilize the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and the C3 Framework Standards to ensure a comprehensive understanding of science and social studies. Additionally, we integrate Common Core standards for Language and Math. This combination ensures that our curriculum is not only thorough but also aligns with high-quality educational benchmarks, guaranteeing rigorous learning for all students.

Our multi-aged classrooms are thoughtfully structured to provide an ideal environment for learning. In the Montessori tradition, every element is meticulously designed to cater to the individual needs of each child. The carefully curated materials are not just tools but gateways to discovery. The classroom itself is an inviting, organized, and beautiful space that nurtures independence, encourages curiosity, and instills a deep love for learning.

Our teachers are not just educators; they are guides with a deep knowledge of Montessori and IB PYP who understand and support the unique needs of each child. They work closely with students, empowering them to explore, discover, and learn at their own pace. These guides are skilled at creating an environment that fosters independence, resourcefulness, and a lifelong passion for learning. Because of our multi-aged structure, children learn not just from their teachers but from each other. Older students take on mentoring roles, while younger ones benefit from their guidance, creating a supportive, cooperative atmosphere.

Each morning, our students enjoy a dedicated three-hour work cycle. This is a mainstay of the Montessori program. During this period, students engage in self-directed learning, allowing them to delve deeply into their chosen tasks and explore their interests. This extended work cycle encourages concentration, creativity, and a profound sense of accomplishment. During this cycle, students may choose to read, work with a teacher, practice their math, write a story, do a biology experiment, or follow another interest. In the afternoon, students benefit from another 2-hour work cycle, which is integrated with home language and inquiry time.

Maria Montessori’s concept of “Going Out” is an integral part of our Elementary program. Students are encouraged to explore beyond the classroom, gathering real-life experiences that foster independence and resourcefulness. Whether it’s a visit to a museum, an interview with a specialist, or firsthand exploration of the natural world, these experiences are fundamental to their development. Our school’s location makes these excursions not only possible but enriching, as students have access to both cultural and natural wonders.

Our PYP Units of Inquiry are broken into two stages: ages 6-7 and ages 8-9. The units are meticulously aligned and build upon each other, ensuring a developmentally appropriate learning journey. This approach allows students to delve deeper into their investigations as they progress, promoting critical thinking and a comprehensive understanding of the world around them.

Morning Work Cycle

The Morning Work Cycle is a blend of guided and independent learning. Teachers provide personalized lessons, including targeted English as an Additional Language (EAL) support. Students spend the remainder of the cycle engaging in self-directed work or collaborating with peers, deepening their understanding and mastering new skills. Fresh fruits are available throughout the work cycle as a snack.

Recess and Lunch

Students eat a hot lunch in our cafeteria. Afterwards, they enjoy recess outside, engaging in the playground activities, ball games, or imaginative play. They then have a 10-minute mindfulness session to meditate or read quietly before the afternoon work cycle.

Afternoon Work Cycle

The Afternoon Work Cycle is where inquiry and language immersion converge. During this period, students dive into the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP) Inquiry lessons, engaging with complex concepts and connecting them to real-world contexts. Complementing these inquiries, Home Language lessons are tailored to enrich students’ understanding of their Units of Inquiry. Additionally, we provide Latvian as an Additional Language classes, supporting our emerging Latvian speakers in acquiring new linguistic skills in a meaningful framework.


Children may be picked up at 15:30-16:15. We offer After School Activities from Monday to Thursday until 17:00 for a small additional charge.