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 elementary classroom takes overnight field trips each fall.
The following is a summary of previous fall overnight field trips:

2015 Twin Bridges area – Cottontail Observatory, R.L. Winston Rod Factory, Beaverhead County Museum, Beaverhead Rock.

2014 Yellowstone National Park – Ranger-guided hikes and learning via Quake Lake and Madison. Norris Basin.

2013 Alberta, Canada – Calgary Zoo, Glenbow Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Dinosaur Provincial Park.

2012 Glacier National Park – Two Medicine (east) side, Two Medicine Dinosaur Center, Museum of the Plains Indian, interpretation by Blackfeet artist Darrell Norman.

2011 Belt, MT/Great Falls area – Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center, Charlie Russell Museum.

2010 Yellowstone National Park – Ranger-guided hikes and learning via Quake Lake and Madison Campground.

2009 Lewis and Clark Caverns State Park – Caverns, talc mine, Wheat Montana Bakery, Mississippian fossils.

2008 Glacier National Park – Apgar (west) side, ranger-guided hikes and learning.

2007 Alberta, Canada – Calgary Zoo, Glenbow Museum, Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Dinosaur Provincial Park..

2006 Yellowstone National Park – ranger-guided hikes and learning via Mammoth and Grant Campground.

Overnight Field Trip- Fall