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Our Mission:

Kalispell Montessori Elementary, in concert with the families of our students, fosters the natural spirit of inquiry and thrill of discovery within each child by upholding the Montessori philosophy that learning is best achieved within a community-based atmosphere that supports each individual's unique academic, physical, social and emotional development.

Exterior photo of our schoolWelcome to the Kalispell Montessori Elementary. Thank you for taking the time and interest to explore Montessori Education at our school.

We currently educate students first through eighth grade in multi-age classrooms. Our teachers are all certified by the American Montessori Society (AMS) and are committed to providing the best possible learning environment for your child.

From inception, our school has been a combination of inspired families and committed staff.  We began in 1981 as part of our sister school, Woodland Montessori Preschool.  By 1999 the school had reached its maximum capacity and split in two.  The elementary program was moved to its current location in a purpose-built structure on Willow Glen Drive.

Now in our 30th year of operation, Kalispell Montessori Elementary has built a reputation as one of the finest schools in the Flathead Valley.  Our graduates are consistently high achievers both academically and socially - they are truly “children of the world.”  We are the largest Montessori elementary in all of Montana and are an unprecedented anomaly - we operate in a “small town” environment yet possess a student population one would only expect to find in a large urban area.

Together with our sister school, Woodland Montessori Preschool, we are able to provide a comprehensive Montessori education that meets the needs of our families. Please feel free to contact us for admissions information or to arrange a visit to our campus. We look forward to meeting you.