We educate 1st - 6th 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.
School closure due to weather conditions please remember that Kalispell Montessori 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.
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.
Montessori Mile is next Thursday. We want to thank Amber Carpenter, Arlisa Houston, Kate Sako, Kim Bessen and Jamie Mosher for all of their hard work organizing this event. Awesome job ladies! Also, we would like to thank the sponsors who helped make our 12th annual Montessori Mile possible this year. Thank you Mountain Valley Foods (Hailey Hendrickson), Mountain Mudd Espresso, Intech Inc., HearthMaster(Ava Bessen), Firefly Horse Company(Araya Kiewatt), Whitefish Healing Arts Center(Hana Houston),Ceres Bakery(Freya Grimm), and Central Avenue Bakery & Deli. Please help us thank these local sponsors by supporting them whenever you can!
As Faith and Heather are taking the DEVELOPING CAPABLE YOUNG PEOPLE course over at Woodland, I would like to share some key points following each session. Feel free to come in and discuss or ask any of our staff for suggestions on how to incorporate these ideas into your routines at home. We are always happy to meet your questions, hear your ideas and to brainstorm with you. That’s part of the beauty of the partnership we’d like to share in with you here at Montessori.
This year our Open House will be on October 17th from 4-6 p.m. There will be a barbecue dinner available for those of you who are able to attend our Open House. Yum! We will serve hamburger and hot dogs, chips, salad and dessert. Open House is student led. It is an opportunity for students show parents their work areas, materials and what a day in the life of a Montessori student looks like. Angela, Faith, Heather and David will also be available to answer any other questions you may have. The barbecue will start at 4:30 and go until 6:00 p.m. If parents want to volunteer to help with the barbecue that would be fantastic (think- parent work hours)!
First Day of School 2017-2018 Sept. 5
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 8, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 18Art, Music and Spanish Classes