Academic Support

At IMS, we believe that access to the right support network is crucial in helping students reach their potential.

We provide supportive, remedial, or English as a Second Language (ELL) tutoring for those who need instruction beyond that offered in the classroom. Learning specialists work with students on a one-to-one basis during the academic day and offer strategies to faculty, while monitoring academic progress. 

Academic Support at the Upper Campus

(Grades 5-9)

  • Following the diagnosis of learning and processing needs, a learning specialist is assigned to work one on one with the student
  • Supportive tutoring includes executive functioning skills, study skills (test taking, note taking, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, etc.), and assistance with homework or a particular subject area. 
  • Remedial tutoring includes prescriptive work to provide new learning techniques. Academic Support staff use the Orton-Gillingham method as the basis for the remediation of specific language-based disabilities. 

English Language Learners Support

English Language Learners tutoring provides English language instruction for our students who need work beyond the English Language Learning Humanities program on the Upper Campus. Available to grades 6-9.

Ascend Program

Ascend Program is designed to support students with dyslexia and other diagnosed, language-based learning differences. This program focuses on a multi-sensory, sequential, and cumulative approach to building language proficiency.

Academic Support at the Lower Campus

(Pre-K – Grade 4)

  • Small groups for literacy instruction
  • Following the diagnosis of learning and processing needs, a learning specialist is assigned to work one on one with the student
  • Small homeroom classes with opportunities for multi-age learning and differentiated teaching
  • Ascend Program support for students in first through fourth grade with dyslexia and other diagnosed, language-based learning differences.
  • A whole-child approach to student success, with teachers working together to understand all aspects of the school experience