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Clark Fork School

2525 Rattlesnake Drive
Missoula, MT 59802

(406) 728-3395


Philosophy & Approach

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Clark Fork School will explore new ways to connect its students to natural and man-made environments and give a solid academic foundation for critical thinking, relationship building and participation in a broader world. Building on the traditions of past families and teachers, Clark Fork School will achieve a model which accommodates community needs and is sustainable for the future. Clark Fork School will support learning spaces and professional development opportunities for its teachers to advance innovative learning techniques that benefit student's educational experiences. With the participation of supportive and caring families, the school will continue its efforts to inspire children to love learning and encourage parents to have meaningful involvement in their children's educational experience."
Excerpted from the preschool's website

A Typical Day

"Our daily activities include: painting and drawing; building with blocks; writing, dictating stories, and acting them out; using tools such as scissors, tape, and glue; investigating natural materials; using clay and dough; role-playing and dress-up; preparing food; caring for classroom pets; singing; listening to books and stories; exploring sand and water; running, jumping, and climbing; and counting, measuring, and comparing. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website