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!”
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.”