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Inspiring a Passion for Learning!

349 Willow Glen Dr., Kalispell, MT 59901

(406) 755-3826



We educate 1st - 6th grade and
 inspire a passion for learning!

Child-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 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 with their 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.


                                                     Upcoming Events

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. 18   Art, Music and Spanish Classes

Community Helpers to Woodland Start November 2nd

2018-2019 Enrollment Forms Due 

2018-2019 Enrollment Form

Ravenwood- Elem II on Thurs and Elem I on Friday 

Final Ravenwood Days April 19 & 20

Teacher Appreciation Week-May 7th – 11th

Elizabethan Festival is May 17 @ FVCC
All students arrive at 5:15pm
E1 Wizard of Oz start time -5:30pm
E2 A Comedy of Errors -following E1

No School May 18

KME 2017-2018 Yearbook Order Due May 22 

2017-2018 Yearbook

Elem. I Spring Overnight Trip May 24 & 25 

Elem I Spring Camp Out

Elem. II Spring Trip May 23, 24, 25 

Elem. II Spring Trip

Memorial Day No School May 28

Kila Track Meet June 1 

Kila Track Meet Form

3rd Year Aerial Adventure Field Trip June 4 

3rd Year Aerial Adventure

KME Olympic Track and Field Day June 5

World Cup Soccer June 6

Last Day June 7-Celebration @ FVCC noon

Montessori Walkabout…THANK YOU! 

I have an affirmation for our students, teachers and our parents here at Kalispell Montessori Elementary. As I think about conference month, I reflect on the hard work and dedication it takes…you are all caring partners in the educations of our students. Students and teachers have worked to prepare for conferences, and parents- you have shown up to celebrate your children that you share with us each day, sending the message that their educations are a priority to you! I feel so fortunate to get to work with each and every one of you this year. THANK YOU, from the bottom of my heart!

2018-2019 Enrollment Form

2017-2018 School Calendar