Our Community Silver Bow Montessori School was established after we identified a real need for well-rounded children’s education. Our purpose is to nurture independent children engaged in joyful learning. We provide high quality, authentic Montessori education that includes multi-age classrooms and hands-on learning. Our Commitment Individualized educational experience and highest academic standards; Capable, inspired, qualified teachers and low student/teacher ratios; Collaboration among students, parents, teachers, and staff; Development of the whole child – individuality, autonomy, integrity. Montessori Curriculum Carefully prepared environments, hands-on, Montessori materials; Multi-age classrooms so children learn to lead; A curriculum that fosters cross cultural awareness and social responsibility; Children naturally develop self-discipline and a love of learning; Teachers observe and respect children’s individual needs and interests. Students move at own pace and receive individualized assessment. Additional Programs Extended Care Program ― Before and after school care 7:30 am to 5:30 pm; Summer Adventures! ― Enriched childcare during summer months; Abundant Curricular Enrichments ― Future Problem Solving, Lego Robotics, outdoor skills, swimming, hiking, fall and spring overnight fieldtrips, Spanish, drama, downhill skiing, cross country skiing, CrossFit, ice skating, gardening, sustainability activities. Affiliation SBM is a full member of the American Montessori Society and head teachers are AMS credentialed Montessori educators. Geographic Service Area Families have enrolled students at SBM from Butte and surrounding areas including Whitehall, Anaconda, Deer Lodge, Cardwell, Glen, and Dillon. Commitment to Nondiscrimination Silver Bow Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.​
The Whole Child  -  Our Whole Purpose

​​​Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

​Hours: Approximately 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday on school days in addition to occasional weekend events or training sessions.
Salary: Pay range $10-$13 per hour depending on experience.
Start Date: August 2018

Job Responsibilities:

  • Supports the Head Teacher in all aspects of the Early Childhood classroom.

  • Protects the safety and well-being of the children.

  • Mentored by the Head Teacher to learn about Montessori philosophy to further understand the goals of the class and the school.

  • Responds to parents’ basic questions consistent with school policies and refers parents’ concerns to the Head Teacher as appropriate.

  • Supervises the Extended Care program from 7:30 to 8:30 AM and/or 3:30 to 5:30 PM.

  • Monitors the playground during outdoor times in rotation with other teachers.

  • Makes and/or renews materials as needed.

  • Performs routine maintenance & cleaning (e.g. lunch areas, materials, work shelves).

  • Attends school events as required by the school calendar (e.g. back-to school BBQ, parent/teacher conferences, etc.).

  • Maintains confidentiality in academic and disciplinary affairs.

  • Reports accidents and concerns immediately to the Head Teacher.

  • Works with all staff to support school activities.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Candidates with post-secondary educational credentials in early childhood or elementary education and/or candidates actively pursuing such credentials are strongly preferred.

  • Physical requirements include the capability to be constantly moving: at the child’s level at small tables and on the floor; lifting children and supplies up to 40 lbs.; monitoring a 5-acre playground on foot.

  • The selected candidate must be capable of working through the school to meet state child care licensure requirements (e.g. background check, First Aid, CPR, vaccinations, training).

  • Experience with three to six-year-old children.

  • Patience; firm and friendly authority; creativity; ability to multitask; passion for children and lifelong learning.

How to Apply:
Send your resume to

Application deadline is June 15, 2018

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