Indian Institute for Montessori Studies was started in 1996 mainly to conduct courses in Montessori Primary education, and disseminate Montessori ideas with regard to preprimary as well as primary education. Since then it has been a premier institution in giving courses for the primary age group. In fact this is the only institution in India which conducts courses for the primary age. It has also been conducting courses in preprimary Montessori education and a correspondence course in Montessori infant education. The Institute has been drawing students from Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala and Manipur.
The faculty of the Institute has been drawn from various Montessori schools mainly in Bangalore where many of these professionals are still working with children or they are directing schools. They have a combined experience of more than 100 years.