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

Lead Elementary Teacher

Our long-time elementary teacher has resigned to care for a loved one. Thus, we present an opportunity for a dynamic and motivated lead elementary teacher to enrich the lives of our community's children through Montessori teaching. Silver Bow Montessori, established in 1989, is located in Butte, MT, a proud, mining, and college town in the mountains of western Montana. Our lovely 5 acre campus hosts multi-age classrooms and hands on learning. Our curriculum includes activities such as gardening, animal care, overnight field trips, swimming, and both cross country and downhill skiing.  Butte and the surrounding area provide a canvas for art, theater, music, physical education, and life-long learning. We offer a competitive compensation coupled with a low cost of living in an area with world class recreation - hiking, biking, hunting, fishing, and skiing.

Elementary Teacher Responsibilities:

Lead all aspects of the Montessori classroom and education
Monitor students for appropriate progress
Plan and participate in the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, and community outreach programs
Supervise lunch and playground activities
Collaborate with families on their child’s education and the Montessori Method
Champion ideas and programs for growth and the pursuit of excellence
Participate in administrative meetings
Maintain teaching certification and continuing education

Elementary Teacher Qualifications and Skills:

BA/BS Degree completed
Montessori Certification or willingness to obtain
Experience as a classroom teacher
Excellent classroom management skills
Skillful and clear verbal and written communication
Computer skills appropriate for an elementary classroom
Effective time management and organization skills
Ability to develop strong connections with children and families

We are interested in finding only the right fit for our school. With this in mind, we will consider candidates with a Montessori elementary certification as well as those who have a willingness to obtain one, and we will cover the cost of doing so. If this is the opportunity you have been waiting for, please send a cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references (preferably two working references and one personal reference) to

Our students are engaged; our parents are dedicated.  Come take charge and lead a classroom where you will see and feel the impact you are having on a child's education.

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