In the 2018/2019 and 2019/2020 school year, IMSP successfully enrolled in a grant project, funded by the European Union, entitled Multicultural Education and Inclusion at the International Montessori School of Prague. The grant focuses on supporting children who are non-native speakers of English, increasing inclusiveness and diversity-related competences of Primary and Elementary children and their parents.
The project consisted of:
IMSP is a highly diverse multicultural environment. Within the Primary and Elementary program, the students represent more than 20 cultures, and the majority of instruction takes place in English, the community's shared language. For students who are not fluent, the school provides support in individual English as a Second Language classes. In a community like ours, it is critical to recognize, respect and celebrate each culture and identity, and actively prevent exclusion or bullying based on racial, religious and cultural differences. The key task of the teacher is to support and develop key competences leading to mutual respect and understanding, regardless of our differences. The teachers must be offered continuing professional development and ongoing education to manage this important aspect of their work.
Currently, from January 1st 2020 until December 31st, 2021, IMSP is running a grant project aimed at supporting children with different native language within its Primary and Elementary programs, registered under #CZ.07.4.68/0.0/0.0/18_066/0001560.
The project's activities include:
We thank the EU and local community for their ongoing support!
Evenet posters and invitations:
Primary specialist workshop: "Preschool for Everyone"
Elementary specialist workshop: "Global Citizen: The Montessori Elementary Classroom"
Between September 1st, 2019, and August 31st 2021, IMSP is running a grant project entitled "Enhancing teaching in the IMSP Primary, Elementary and Childcare Programs", registered under #CZ.02.3.68/0.0/0.0/18_064/0011604.
The project activities include:
School special educator supporting the Primary program
School counsellor supporting the Elementary program
School assistant acting as staff support for the Childcare Program
A project activity day in the Primary program
A project activity day in the Childcare program
The purpose of the project is to strengthen inclusive education in IMSP.