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 spring. Look here for the latest information on upcoming trips.

The following is a summary of previous spring overnight field trips:

2015 Helena area – Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts, Exploration Works!, fishing with Kit Johnson of Kit’s Tackle, Gates of the Mountains Boat Tour.

2014 Lewis and Clark Caverns – Caverns, ranger-guided Madison Buffalo Jump and Missouri Headwaters State Parks, Milligan Canyon fossils.

2013 Outdoor Wilderness Living School – Willow Creek campground on Jefferson River, primitive living skills, cooking with hot rocks, cottonwood bark plates and sticks for eating utensils, edible plants, rabbit hunting, learning from primitivist Thomas Elpel.

2012 Montana Learning Center – Lego Robotics introduction, physics, Montana birds, canoeing on Canyon Ferry Lake.

2011 Grant-Kohrs Ranch – Jurassic devil’s toenail fossils, Grant-Kohrs ranch.

2010 Birch Creek Center – Low ropes course, nature walks.

2009 Ruby Reservoir – Eocene insect fossils, Virginia City, Alder Gulch, gold panning, fishing,

2008 Clark’s Canyon Reservoir – Native American archeology sites.

2007 Lewis and Clark Campground – Caverns, talc mine, Wheat Montana Bakery, Mississippian fossils.

Overnight Field Trip-Spring