Gretchen graduated from IMS in 2011. She has now graduated from Goshen College and is serving in Bolivia through the MCC SALT program. Here is what Gretchen had to say about her time at IMS. “The emphasis my teachers at IMS had on not wasting our gifts has led me to always put my best foot forward in whatever I am doing in life. The smaller class sizes allow you to be involved in many different clubs, teams or musical groups. The constant support from the community is something I will remember and cherish.”
At IMS I was able to be involved in multiple activities. I think because IMS is a smaller school you get the chance to participate in things you might not get to in larger schools. It’s a great place to explore what you’re interested in and try new things without fear!
I also liked that our class sizes were small so we get one-on-one time with the teachers. Both teachers and students were very friendly and I’ve already developed such close relationships that will stick with me long after graduating from high school.
IMS is more than a school. To me, it’s a family.
I like how IMS is a Christian school and everybody accepts everybody just the way that they are. I wish everyone could experience just how caring all the students are here. IMS feels like a big family. There are a lot of people here that I’d almost consider a brother or sister. The teachers are great and have a lot of one-on-one time to spend with you due to the small class sizes.
I come to IMS every day and get a hug and a “good morning!” Everyone’s so nice. IMS is a place where I fit in and where I won’t get judged. Favorite parts of my time here include chapel and the strong bonds you build on the sports teams!
I wish people would know that you don’t have to be a Christian to come to IMS. We have a lot of students from different backgrounds. The teachers are great and so is the learning environment. It makes you want to learn more. It’s just an overall great school.
IMS is more than a school. It’s a place where we can learn about God. It’s a place where we can go to teachers and not only learn, but have one-on-one time with them.
I’ve had a great start to high school. I will continue to grow in my faith with Christ here. I can’t imagine having gone anywhere else but IMS.
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!”