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Two students learning and having funBecause at Kalispell Montessori Elementary, learning is fun!  Montessori facilitates a natural love for learning.

Montessori seeks to educate the whole child. Montessori focuses on the individual child and their potential.

Children experience order versus chaos and thus learn that the world is logical. The Montessori environment provides the sense of security and comfort children need to learn and become self-directed. The prepared environment introduces shared values, the value of cooperation, the rewards of respect for others and the environment, and the importance of grace and courtesy in life.

Children learn at their own rate. They are neither held back nor pushed forward according to the learning rates of others. Children are very different from one another in their learning styles and skill sets. It is unrealistic to expect that they will learn everything at the same rate as another. Children are allowed to work on something until they master it and are presented new concepts when they are ready for them.

- Listen to Dr. Steve Hughes' take on Montessori education and the future of education.

- Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin attribute their success to Montessori education.