About us

Mission

In a spirit of educational partnership with parents, we apply authentic Montessori philosophy and practice to the holistic development of children to aid them through their creative, joyful, and meaningful lifetimes.

Values

holism [hoh-liz-uh m] noun

the theory that parts of a whole are in intimate interconnection, such that they cannot exist independently of the whole, or cannot be understood without reference to the whole, which is thus regarded as greater than the sum of its parts.

By widening one’s perspective of anything, a greater understanding of the interconnectedness of life’s variables is achieved. Better understanding naturally leads to better decisions. We apply this principle in every decision we make at our center and it can be seen it the application of our values:

Our team

Because we understand, that at that age children are more emotional than rational, responsible, consistent and warm people are what we look for. A person who works for our center should always be open to a lifetime of learning. Montessori teachers come from a wide range of backgrounds. For our teacher positions, the most important credential is AMI Montessori certification.

  • Arlette

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) Montessori teacher

    Holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Secondary Art Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago; A Master of Arts in Art Therapy from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, and an AMI diploma from the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee. Arlette is an AMI-trained primary guide (ages of 2,5 to 6) with seven years of experience. Arlette is dynamic, sensitive and comprehensive to child’s needs, the support that she gives them is authentically Montessori.

  • Edward

    Head of the school

    Holds diplomas of Master of education (St. Marie’s University, USA) and AMI diploma 3-6 (Montessori training run be Michael Dorer, a former president of American Montessori Society). Begun in the world of high finance, but it was not what was driving him, went to masters in conventional education at St. Marie’s University, where one day went to observe to Montessori classroom, after that decided to become Montessori teacher. Has 9 years of experience working in Minessota, USA, as 3-6 Montessori guide, and 5 years in Russia at IMC Otrada. Always around to help people to feel at ease with motivation to help to understand Montessori and bring ideas to people to get the view of what we are doing. Along with founder of the IMC Otrada, Edward has helped establish the school from its beginning and now leading the school to the future.

  • Elmira

    Toddler (0-3) Montessori teacher

    Elmira graduated from Musical college (piano and music theory) in Ukraine and University of Business and Politics (linguist, translator) in Moscow. At 17 years old she started to work with children of different ages and now has experience of more than 15 years. She is currently training at the Montessori Institute of Denver as 0-3 AMI guide. Elmira was born into a teacher’s family and from early childhood wanted to become a teacher too. She has a family and 9 years old son.

  • Xiaopeng

    Cultural teacher, Chinese language specialist, assistant

    Holds Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the Weifang University and in International Business from Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology, China. A five dan Go player. Learned Chinese calligraphy for more than twenty years. Has a lot of hobbies, especially singing. He is very happy to see our children so interested in different cultures and feels lucky enough to show them China.

  • Alexandra

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) assistant

    Graduated Saratov State University, specialty “International relationships”, now doing Master of preschool pedagogy in Moscow State Pedagogical University. Is fluent English speaker. Alexandra has an ability to multitask in the classroom and makes things go smoothly during the busy Montessori day.

  • Anastasia

    Community building manager

    Anastasia graduated from State University of Management with specialty Social phycology. Certified professional coach in transitional coaching, graduated several trainings of administrating Montessori schools. Mother of two Montessori-kids. She has extensive experience in International recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

  • Arlette

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) Montessori teacher

    Holds Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Secondary Art Education from the University of Illinois at Chicago; A Master of Arts in Art Therapy from St. Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana, and an AMI diploma from the Montessori Institute of Milwaukee. Arlette is an AMI-trained primary guide (ages of 2,5 to 6) with seven years of experience. Arlette is dynamic, sensitive and comprehensive to child’s needs, the support that she gives them is authentically Montessori.

  • Edward

    Head of the school

    Holds diplomas of Master of education (St. Marie’s University, USA) and AMI diploma 3-6 (Montessori training run be Michael Dorer, a former president of American Montessori Society). Begun in the world of high finance, but it was not what was driving him, went to masters in conventional education at St. Marie’s University, where one day went to observe to Montessori classroom, after that decided to become Montessori teacher. Has 9 years of experience working in Minessota, USA, as 3-6 Montessori guide, and 5 years in Russia at IMC Otrada. Always around to help people to feel at ease with motivation to help to understand Montessori and bring ideas to people to get the view of what we are doing. Along with founder of the IMC Otrada, Edward has helped establish the school from its beginning and now leading the school to the future.

  • Elmira

    Toddler (0-3) Montessori teacher

    Elmira graduated from Musical college (piano and music theory) in Ukraine and University of Business and Politics (linguist, translator) in Moscow. At 17 years old she started to work with children of different ages and now has experience of more than 15 years. She is currently training at the Montessori Institute of Denver as 0-3 AMI guide. Elmira was born into a teacher’s family and from early childhood wanted to become a teacher too. She has a family and 9 years old son.

  • Xiaopeng

    Cultural teacher, Chinese language specialist, assistant

    Holds Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the Weifang University and in International Business from Shandong Institute of Commerce and Technology, China. A five dan Go player. Learned Chinese calligraphy for more than twenty years. Has a lot of hobbies, especially singing. He is very happy to see our children so interested in different cultures and feels lucky enough to show them China.

  • Alexandra

    Casa dei Bambini (3-6) assistant

    Graduated Saratov State University, specialty “International relationships”, now doing Master of preschool pedagogy in Moscow State Pedagogical University. Is fluent English speaker. Alexandra has an ability to multitask in the classroom and makes things go smoothly during the busy Montessori day.

  • Anastasia

    Community building manager

    Anastasia graduated from State University of Management with specialty Social phycology. Certified professional coach in transitional coaching, graduated several trainings of administrating Montessori schools. Mother of two Montessori-kids. She has extensive experience in International recruitment at PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Features of Montessori education at our Center:

  • Following Association Montessori International (AMI) standards

    The building of the IMC at Otrada was designed with the collaborative participation of experienced AMI Montessori pedagogues, as well as architects, and interior designers. For our teacher positions, the most important credential is AMI Montessori certification.

  • Only authentic Montessori materials

    Spacious and light-filled classrooms with authentic Montessori materials of the highest quality become powerful tools for learning and development.

  • Bilingual environment

    All environments are bilingual, with English being major language and Russian second language. Teachers are native English speakers.

  • Classrooms are extending to the nature

    Our Montessori center is located in the forest on the territory of an equestrian club. Spending time in nature extends the classroom to the world outside and gives new opportunities for discovery and development.

  • Extracurricular activities

    In addition to the regular academic subjects of the Montessori classroom, we also have a variety of extracurricular activities that the children can engage in. Developing hobbies adds an extra level of enjoyment to life. Club teachers have expert training in their chosen field. These include Music, Dance, Chess, Art, Kung-Fu, and Chinese language and culture. Children will follow their interests by choosing which to pursue.

  • Art and music

    Art and music are an essential part of life for children at our Center. Art materials for coloring, painting, pasting, and cutting are made available every day. Music of famous composers and works of famous artists are also featured in the classroom.

Vacancies

We are currently hiring for a Parent/Infant (ages 0-1) teacher.
Candidate must have AMI or AMS certificate.