Montessori International School (MIS): This is a bilingual, elementary integrated school where children with special educational needs, including those with autism spectrum disorders, learn together with children without special needs. It is run according to the standards of the Montessori Internationale Association, and thus offers not only the appropriate Montessori educational environment--properly prepared and equipped classrooms-, but also pedagogical staff, competent to organize and conduct teaching in accordance with the assumptions of this pedagogy, and teachers who are able to interest, orient, and support students in their natural and independent studies.
At MIS, students work in multi-lingual groups, which include children aged 6-12, and one of the basic principles of the school is to provide them with three hours of uninterrupted work time, during which the child performs (independently or in a group) the work he or she chooses, at the pace that's right. Classes are conducted in Polish and English, according to the language immersion method. In the field of teaching children with SPE, the school offers comprehensive therapy tailored to the individual needs of the child. There's great emphasis on socializing children and shaping their ability to establish relationships with other people, through work in diads, triads, and other groups. Therapeutic classes are conducted by a team of special educators: Montessori teachers, speech therapists, INPP therapists (movement integration), SI (sensory integration) specialists, and others. The school also offers a whole spectrum of additional activities aimed at the comprehensive development of the child, such as art classes, chess, design, computer science, drama, sewing, tennis, swimming, and skiing.