Co-ed junior boarding and day school for students in grades pre-kindergarten through nine

A Typical Day for an IMS Boarder

Class Day

6:40 am  
Wake up
All students shower, change, and do a quick room clean 

7:20 - 7:45 am
Buffet. Students check in with their table proctor at their assigned table by 7:30 am

7:40 - 7:55 am
Free time before school
Students may socialize, visit the nurse, read in the library, or complete unfinished homework

7:55 - 8:05 am
Students meet with their advisors for a quick check-in

8:05 am - 9:38 am 

9:41 am - 9:56 am
Morning Meeting
Morning meeting is an opportunity to recognize student achievements and birthdays, announce highlights for the upcoming week, and recap results from student activities and athletic events

9:56 am - 10:16 am
A break in the day where students have the opportunity to get a healthy snack, host a fundraiser, play outside, and visit with friends

10:16 - 12:32 pm

12:32 pm - 1:12 pm
Upper School Lunch
Our family-style meals begin with announcements and a short non-denominational blessing

1:12 pm - 2:45 pm

2:48 pm - 3:18 pm
Help & Work
During afternoons and on Saturday mornings, students meet with teachers for make-up work, enrichment, or voluntary study time

3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

5:00 pm


5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free Time
Students check in with dorm parents following the end of the academic/athletic day. Students spend time relaxing in their own dorms or neighboring dorms, playing outside (weather depending) or playing in the gym. Students also may leave their dorms for various school or family commitments

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Buffet. Students report to their assigned tables on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The meal commences after brief announcements and a non-denominational blessing. On Wednesday and Friday evenings, students enjoy their meals in an open seating plan

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Study Hall
There are three types of study hall depending on each student's academic needs. 

8:15 pm - 9:00 pm
Free Time
Students are usually in their dorms at this time, watching television, visiting with friends, playing games, making phone calls, Facetime, and relaxing. If they are not in their dorms, they can be at the snack bar, gym, or the Student Center. 

9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Quiet Time and Lights Out
All students go through an evening wash-up routine before quiet time. Electronics are collected at this time and we encourage students to finish up any homework, phone calls, or socializing with dorm mates.