We educate 1st - 8th grade and inspire a passion for learning!
Child-centered education: Montessori education is achild-centered approach to teaching that is very different from traditional models of education. Teachers carefully consider each student's individual developmental and education level in an effort to meet the needs of the "whole child."
Life-Long Learners: We strive to provide a stimulating work environment that naturally draws children to learning They are given the responsibility to choose what they want to work on and when. By allowing students to explore their own interests, their learning experiences are richer, more intense, and long-lasting. Consequently our students love school and become life-long learners.
Leaders: Our classrooms are multi-leveled. Older, more experienced students guide and mentor younger students socially and academically. This fosters a greater sense of responsibility and confidence. They participate in group activities both in school and in the wider community. Consequently, our students display unparalleled leadership qualities.
We do participate in collecting BOX TOPS. Please save them up and bring them in. Easy way to earn money for our school.
CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS are not longer collected. Campbell soup company no longer participates.
School closure due to weather conditions please remember that Kalispell Montessori and Middle School will close if Kalispell District #5 closes. Please listen to Bee Broadcasting radio stations and KOFI radio for announcements about school closures. The Flathead County School website also lists all school closures (they list both public and private schools) http://flathead.mt.gov/schools/closures.php
Kalispell Montessori does not have late start school days. The school is closed if School District #5 has a late start.
Drop Off and Pick Up
Students need to be at school by 8:30 a.m. for outside stretches and running however once the running path becomes snow bound students will not run until it is clear of snow and ice in the spring (it’s also a little more challenging to run in snow boots). Please remember that school is dismissed at 3:15 p.m. Students should not be picked up any earlier unless there are special circumstances. It can be very busy prior to dismissal and the teachers need to dismiss their classes as a whole group. We are responsible for each and every student so check out is essential to make sure all students leaving the school are accounted for. All students must check out withtheir teacher before leaving.
The Highlander Track Program, sponsored by Three Rivers Bank of Montana is beginning its 42nd season. You may register for the boys and girls track and field program anytime during normal business hours at Three Rivers Bank at 552 North Meridian Road and 233 East Idaho Street. You can access the application on-line on Three Rivers Bank's web page at www.ThreeRiversBankMontana .com . They hold an evening registration on Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 from 3:15-6:00 p.m. at Three Rivers Bank, 233 East Idaho.
After School Care : In order in ensure that our staffing meets the requirements of our families, we periodically review our program. Only two times since school started have students been in after care after 5:00. To keep our costs in line with our needs, after care will now be from 3:30 until 5:00. As per handbook, “Pick-up after 5:05 is considered late. A $1.00 late fee will be assessed for each minute after 5:05 p.m. payable to the Childcare Staff on duty.” If you are going to be late, please make every effort to let Childcare Staff know when you expect to arrive. Thank you.
Check out the Easter baskets that adorn our entry way! Our wonderful after care person, Ariel Stene, her husband Jonathan, and son Hayden put together 5 Easter baskets full of fun activities and toys. There are even a few things for parents! One dollar will buy two tickets to try to win the basket(s) of your choice. The money goes towards classroom materials. The winning tickets will be drawn on April 14, just in time for Easter. Thank you Ariel, Jonathan and Hayden!
The excitement is growing about The Bad Larrys concert and fundraiser event. The planning committee will be putting together baskets to raffle, as well as individual items. We are looking forward to collecting any items you may have to contribute to the raffles. Our Montessori community always comes up with wonderful items.
Sold ticket stubs are starting to come in. If you find that you have tickets you can’t use, please return the unsold tickets so we can distribute to families that need more tickets. Thank you!As mentioned above, if you are on Facebook please share the event. I shared the Facebook event with a number of my Facebook friends last night. It was easy to do and fun to invite my friends to what I am sure will be a great event!
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 9, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 19Art, Music and Spanish Classes
Kindergarten Visit Day April 19 8:30am-noon. Contact the school to reserve a spot.