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

The SBM elementary classroom produces a drama project each year. November 17 and 18, 2016, the Silver Bow Montessori Players performed Kathryn Schultz Miller's adaptation of Rudyard Kipling’s THE JUNGLE BOOK. Download a program for The Jungle Book here.

A partial history of the school’s prior drama projects includes:

     2016-17 The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling

     2015-16 Antigone, Sophocles

     2014-15 Julia Caesar, Wm. Shakespeare
     2013-14 The Tempest, Wm. Shakespeare
     2012-13 Honk, Jr., Drewe and Stiles
     2011-12 Macbeth, Wm. Shakespeare
     2010-11 A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Wm. Shakespeare
     2009-10 Twelfth Night, Wm. Shakespeare