Woodland Montessori School offers quality early education programs for children ages 2 through 6. Our mission is to foster the natural spirit of inquiry and the thrill of discovery within each of our students by upholding the Montessori philosophy:
Learning is best achieved within a social atmosphere that supports each individual’s unique academic, physical and emotional development.
Woodland Montessori School is accredited by and is a Full Member of the American Montessori Society (AMS). AMS membership represents our dedication to the Montessori philosophy, maintaining a certified teaching staff, a fully equipped classroom environment, and to meeting all operational standards as established by AMS. We are the only school in Montana participating in the AMS Pathway of Continuous School Improvement program.
Here at Woodland Montessori, we are committed to:
Supporting an ongoing partnership between home and school within which independence, responsibility and self-esteem are fostered
Nurturing responsible citizens who are respectful of each other and their environment, and who have the ability and desire to fulfill lifetime educational and social goals as members of their various communities
To maintain the highest academic standards through a structured, individualized curriculum
Supporting a dedicated, certified staff in teaching the whole child in multi-age, family-like groupings, and a prepared classroom environment
Ensuring that community buildings and playgrounds are maintained in a manner that is orderly, safe, of good quality, enhances learning, and reflects our Montessori philosophy
High academic standards in an atmosphere that fosters independent thinking, personal responsibility, freedom of choice, self-esteem, love and respect
Moral and ethical values – fostering respect for self and others through community involvement
Individualized, self-paced learning
Fine Arts instruction (art, music and foreign language)
Partnership between home & school
A safe, secure environment
American Montessori Society (AMS) Full Member School
the only Montessori school in Montana participating in the AMS Pathway of Continuous School Improvement program
All Lead Teachers hold an AMS Early Childhood Montessori Certification
Resident teacher education program (see below) accredited by Montessori Accreditation Council for Teacher Education (MACTE)
Montana Montessori Teacher Education Institute (MMTEI)
MMTEI is Woodland Montessori's resident teacher education program. Upon successful completion of the program, adult learners earn an AMS Early Childhood credential (with a Bachelor's degree) or an AMS Associate Early Childhood Credential (with a minimum of a high school diploma). For more information, visit: www.mtmontessorieducation.com.