The current iteration of Silver Bow Montessori was made possible by our former director, Don Kronenberger. Along with his wife Brett and their family, and the commitment of our school's families, they built not only a school, but a community. This school was founded on the principles of Maria Montessori - educating the whole child, but also on the foundation Don created to see each child as an individual, and help them find their own success. Because of their dedication, perseverance, and drive, we have a school we are proud of; a place to educate our children to be not just good students, but good citizens. Thank you Don and Brett, and all of our alumni families for creating this magical place.
Silver Bow Montessori School was established in 1988 as a preschool in the building currently operated as Fred’s Mesquite Grill in Butte, Montana. The school was located in turn at three locations throughout Butte.
In 2001, the school moved to its current location at 1800 Sunset in Butte, where two early childhood classrooms currently operate in a 2,130 square foot facility on over five acres of landscaped grounds. Since moving to the Sunset Road location, the school has developed an additional 940 square foot classroom building for the Early Elementary (grades 1 through 3) and 670 square foot classroom building for the Upper Elementary (grades 4 through 6), for a total of 3,740 square feet of classroom space.
The school received 501(c)3 non-profit organization status on August 29, 2002.