The IMS Class of 2015 graduated May 24, 2015. This class is unique in graduating four international students who attended IMS for more than one year. The international students felt the school was inclusive, rigorous in academics and felt like a family. They appreciated the extra-curricular activities they were able to participate in including sports and the school’s plays. Two students in this class will be directly entering the work force. The other twenty-four students are attending the following colleges and universities: Penn State University, Hesston College, Crown College, Kirkwood Community College, Simpson College, Iowa State University, Goshen College, University of California-Irvine, Purdue University, University of Northern Iowa, Bethel College-Kansas, and University of Northwestern-St. Paul. Graduate, Hannah Miller, summed up the experience of this class by saying, “IMS is a great place to explore your interests!”
IMS has helped me become a better person and find out more about who I am. The teachers here are cool. In fact, it feels like a second home.
I wish people would know that you don’t have to be Mennonite to go to IMS. Everyone’s welcome!
IMS has pushed me both academically and spiritually. Because of this, I feel better prepared to go out into the world – to college and beyond. It’s more than just a caring school. The whole community is supportive and caring. You can easily see this at the extracurricular activities like dramas, academic and fine arts awards night, and any sporting events. The community is there, supporting and celebrating along with us. IMS is more than a school; it’s a family.
I have been to many schools and none has ever connected with me in my faith. Here at IMS I feel completely at home. I can share my faith with everyone and won’t be judged. Here at IMS we are more like a big family made up of friends.
I have never been to a school where everyone is accepted. At every school I’ve been to (and I’ve been to many!), there is always a popular “in” crowd. Here, I won’t find one. There is no “in” group because at IMS we’re all “in.”
I used to go to a big school and I didn’t feel comfortable like I do at IMS and I didn’t have the chance to be involved with activities like I do here. Other schools might have more people, but they don’t stick together like we do. Our student body is strong and close like a big family. Everyone knows each other and I like that.