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The Great Falls Montessori School

1521 1st Avenue North
Great Falls, MT 59401

(406) 727-2738


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The basic goal of the Montessori method is "normalization" of the child so that he/she becomes well-balanced, spontaneous and able to utilize his/her capabilities to the fullest. Some of the characteristics of such a child are the following: 1. Ability to concentrate well
2. Sense of personal dignity
3. Independence
4. Self-motivation
5. Love of order
6. Enjoyment of repetition
7. Ability to work alone
8. Self-discipline
9. Desire for freedom of choice
10. Pleasure and fulfillment in work for its own sake; no need for rewards or punishment
11. Obedience
12. Preference for work over play
13. Love of learning
Excerpted from the preschool's website