Tour the Facility: The first step to the enrollment process is calling the Kalispell Montessori Elementary School office and making an appointment to meet with the Administrator Sarah Brown. Sarah will be available to introduce you to the Montessori philosophy of education and answer any questions you may have. You will also have an opportunity to tour our environment and see first hand the day to day workings of our school. Tours usually run 30-45 minutes and we ask that your first visit be without your child. We will gladly schedule another visit for you and your child when he or she can have special time with the teacher.
Experience the Classroom: The second step is scheduling a full or half day visit for your child to see how our individualized learning program works. After arranging a date with the director, your child will be invited to participate in all the regular daily activities. He or she will be partnered with a “buddy” who will be their peer guide in the classroom and assist the teacher with your child’s orientation. Upon the end of the visit you will have the opportunity to meet with the teacher/director to discuss your child's day and answer any questions you may have.
Enrollment: The final step is determining if Kalispell Montessori Elementary School is a fit for your family. If it is, please fill out the Enrollment Form and send it in for review. The director will contact you soon afterward to finalize the process.
Contact Kalispell Montessori Elementary School at any time if you have any questions regarding this process or about our school in general.
Kalispell Montessori is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or physical characteristics in employment, educational programs and activities, financial aid, and admissions policies.
Scholarships: If you are in need of a scholarship, please call the administrator of the school, Sarah Brown, to inquire about availability. Scholarship applications are considered primarily on financial need, as based on income. Other factors for scholarship consideration include merit, defined as service to the Montessori community, and the number of students enrolled in Montessori. To maintain confidentiality of all information, a separate committee composed of independent community members will consider all forms and determine the award amounts.
Tuition: $8,198.00 (10 monthly payments of $819.80)
Before School Childcare (7:30-8:15) $4.25/day
After School Program (3:30-5:00) $8.50/hour
Other Charges (supplies, field trips, P.E., etc.) As needed
Sibling enrolled at Kalispell Montessori Elementary $100.00 per 2nd and all additional siblings(discounted from last payment)
Eighteen (18) hours of Community Service time per year is required for each family. If parents are unable to complete this requirement, $25.00 per unfulfilled hour will be charged to accounts by May 2022.