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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.

The 11th Annual Montessori Mile

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Race starts at 3:45 PM   Last day to register October 11 

The Eleventh Annual Montessori Mile will be held at Kalispell Montessori Elementary (349 Willow Glen Drive, Kalispell) to benefit Woodland Montessori and Kalispell Montessori Elementary and Middle schools.  This recreational run/walk, designed for children pre-school through 6th grade, will take place on a grass trail and consists of three loops.  

Race registration fee is $10 per participant.  Race day registration will not be available this year, so please register before October 11th.   On the day of the race, each entrant will receive a race costume (cape and mask) that is super hero themed. Our hope is that every person gets his/her #1 costume of choice but will be on a first come, first served basis.  Please note your child’s first, second and third choice to ensure everyone gets one he/she will enjoy.  Adults are welcome to accompany smaller children at no charge. 

Please call Amber Carpenter (249-2717) with any questions.  


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We do participate in collecting BOX TOPS and CAMPBELL SOUP LABELS. 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

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

In our staff meeting last week the staff discussed the topic of toys at school. It has always been the policy that children not bring toys from home to school. We have found that they serve as distractions, create have/have not problems, get lost, dirty and possibly broken. It is a fundamental aspect of Montessori education that children when at recess get exercise and use their imagination to invent creative play. We are asking parents to support this concept and not allow toys to be brought to school. Thank you.

Thank you to all the parents who attended the Vo-Ag Heritage Days at the Flathead and Glacier High School Vo-Ag Center. Our local vo-ag high school students do a wonderful activity filled presentation highlighting the aspects of their vo-ag curriculum. Our students love to participate and always have a great time. If you were a parent that chaperoned please call the Vo-Ag Center at751-3950 and let them know we appreciate their efforts.

As for Montessori Mile a total of 83 people (Woodland and KME) competed. What a great turn out for an overcast and rainy day.  Kalispell Montessori Elementary and Middle School raised close to $ 590.00 Thank you to all of the families that brought in their collected Box Tops. The school earned a whopping $ 46.20 just for eating Box Top products.  This is an easy way to collect money for our school. Next collection date is set for March 1st. Start saving now.


     Upcoming Events

Pizza Friday – Starts Sept. 9, every Friday thereafter.

Fine Arts Start – Sept. 19

Open House and Barbecue on Oct. 18 from 4-6 p.m. 

No School October 20 and 21

Marli's Breakfast for Lunch Oct. 26

Woodland Montessori Harvest Party Oct. 27

Halloween Party Oct. 31

Halloween Party


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Elementary II Supply List 2016-2017

Middle school supply List 2016-2017

2016-2017 Enrollment Form

2016-2017 School Calendar