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We educate 1st - 8th grade and
 inspire a passion for learning!

One on one student instructionChild-centered education:
Montessori education is a child-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

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.

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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

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 

Drop Off and Pick Up

A change in weather has definitely come to the Flathead Valley. As the weather changes so will our morning routine. 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 with their teacher before leaving.


Montessori Walkabout

Did everyone see the great article in last Saturday’s Daily Interlake about the Elem. I snowshoeing experience? If you did not, it is posted on the foyer bulletin board. Stop in and read all about the wonderful time our students (and chaperones) had with Brett Holmquist and his assistant Jennifer Bresee from Ravenwood Outdoor. The exciting part about the whole adventure was that the activities took place right in our awesome backyard where we can access the beautiful Stillwater River and its surrounding habitat!

            See the back of this bulletin for information on a spring break day camp sponsored by Ravenwood Outdoor. Montessori students will receive a $50.00 discount off the full week price. When registering make sure to mention that your child(ren) are Kalispell Montessori Elementary students.


Happy Valentine’s Day to all our families and enjoy the long weekend!

                           Upcoming Events

Community Helpers to Woodland every Thursday

Winter P.E. Begins Jan. 8

Valentines Name List 2016

Dinner in a Box Feb. 12

Valentine’s Day Feb. 14

No School   Feb. 15    Presidents’ Day

Brd. of Director’s Mtg.   Feb. 18 @ 3:40 p.m.

Tacos for Lunch    Feb. 24

County Spelling Bee Feb. 25

KME& MS  Science Fair March 3

Equal Exchange and Nature’s Vision Fundraiser Due  March 11

In the February 17th envelope there will be information and order forms to participate in either or both the Equal Exchange or Nature’s Vision fundraising activity. We have done fundraising with both these companies in the past and it has been very successful. So if you are ready for delicious chocolate or an awesome T-shirt to wear this spring, they will be coming soon! 

Nature's Vision Parent Letter

Family Discussion Night  March 16



2015-2016 E I Supply List

2015-2016 E II Supply List


2015-2016 School Calendar