The 1.6-acre Great Beginnings Montessori campus is located in Bozeman’s Riverside community suburbs and includes a school building and a yurt. Our facilities and outdoor space support our toddler, early-childhood preschool, and kindergarten classrooms. Students with Great Beginnings can learn Spanish, take art classes from our artist-in-residence, dig and work in our organic vegetable and flower gardens, and more. With a large population of dual-working parents, Great Beginnings Montessori offers after-school educational and enrichment opportunities. A highlight of the after-school program for 2- and 6-year olds is a weekly yoga session in our newly-constructed yurt.
Our educational commitment includes teaching environmental principles to children through a direct connection with nature, and inspiring respect for our natural world as aware, responsible and caring citizens. Our campus includes two outdoor classrooms, a natural outdoor amphitheater, and a natural playground. We encourage children to explore using outdoor space for science enrichment that keep students’ minds and bodies active.