Our Mission

Our goal is to provide outstanding Montessori education for the children at the preschool through elementary level, and an exemplary model of Montessori education for the community of Missoula.

Garden City Montessori offers an optimum learning environment rich in language, mathematics, science, cultural studies and fine arts. Each child is enabled to realize their greatest potential and to become confident and contributing members of their community. Our approach to education begins with a deep respect for each child as an individual, and the understanding that each child’s individual growth is interwoven with responsibility toward others. In our classrooms children feel respected for their interests, vision, and needs. In this setting each child’s deep love of learning flows naturally.

All Garden City curricula is developed from a foundation of best practices for Montessori education as set forth by the American Montessori Society and the Montessori Foundation. Our instruction is highly individualized, based on an understanding of each child’s interests, aptitude, and learning style. It is an environment where learning and work are seen as the means to happiness, self construction, and a deep love for others and the world.