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.
First Day of School 2018-2019 Sept. 4
Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 7, every Friday thereafter. $4.00 comes with milk. Milk only .50
Fine Arts Start – Sept. 17Art, Music and Spanish Classes
Community Helpers to Woodland Start November 1, 2018
Ravenwood @ KME full day experience Elementary II- Thursday, October 4th
Elementary I- Friday, October 5th
Pizza will still be served on Fridays. Elem. I will have pizza delivered to their teepees.
Thank you Pfannenstiel Family, Seifarth Family, Rankin Family and Brewer Family for donating firewood!
Apple Cider Pressing October 10th
Students will be pressing apples for cider on Oct. 10. We will be hosting the Kindergarten classes from Woodland Montessori. KME students will help Kindergarten students with pressing, starting at 9:45 a.m. Visitors are welcome to watch.
Montessori Mile Thursday October 11th
The thirteenth annual Montessori Mile will be held here at Kalispell Montessori Elementary (349 Willow Glen). This run/walk, designed for children pre-school through 6th grade, will take place on a grass trail and consists of 3 loops. Sign-ups forms are located at KME front desk, Woodland Montessori Center and attached flyer. Please pass the word along!!
Elem I VO-AG Heritage Day Field Trip October 12th
Elem. I students have the opportunity to take a field trip to our local high school Vo-Ag center. This date is set by the VO-AG and only operates for one day, Oct. 12th. Students will return to school and begin Ravenwood immediately after their trip. Permission slip attached.
3rd Year Students to Central School Museum October 16th
On Tuesday, October 16th, our third year students will be going on a field trip to the Museum at Central School. They will have the opportunity to experience what school was like for children at the turn of the century in the Flathead Valley. Form attached.
KME Open House October 16
This year our Open House will be on October 16th from 4-6 p.m. There will be dinner available for those of you who are able to attend our Open House. Open House is student led. It is an opportunity for students to 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. Dinner will start at 4:30 and go until 6:00 p.m.
No School for students October 18 and 19 (PIR Days)
Montessori Mile is next Thursday. We want to thank Shinnah Sullivan, Kate Sako, Krystal Jackson, Dianne Dotter, and Jesse Cady-Kauffman for all of their hard work organizing this event. Awesome job ladies! Also, we would like to thank the sponsors who helped make our 13th Annual Montessori Mile possible this year. Thank you Big Sky Animal Clinic (Jackson & Brady Edgren), Royal Flush Plumbing (Niko Brewer), Mountain Valley Foods, Allison Kallaway Jewelry (Max Young), Ceres Bakery (Freya Grimm), Stillwater Fish House (Amelie Felder) and Dental Distinctions (Lyric Zaragoza-Nelson) . Please help us thank these local sponsors by supporting them whenever you can!
Art to Remember – order for fun or think Christmas presents
Art to Remember artwork has been shipped. A personalized order form will be generated and sent back to KME so that families can order gear featuring their child’s personal artwork. Order and payment deadline is October 26. We get orders in by Nov.30!