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2016/2017 Overview:

We are celebrating our next chapter!

The goal is to purchase, develop and open a second campus by September 2017. And, we want to do this, in part, with the funds we raise for expansion during the 2016/2017 school year.

Our Board of Directors supports our plan to allocate 75% of our fundraising towards school growth, including the purchase and renovation of our new elementary school; and 25% towards towards the GBMS scholarship fund.

Case Statement:
We are seeking funding to purchase the second campus. This will expand our programming to include 1st – 3rd grades in Phase One, and 4th - 6th grades in Phase Two. We are confident this expansion will attract new families to the school and keep them at the school longer.  

Additionally, Great Beginnings is growing to fill a niche within our community, because Great Beginnings recently become the first recognized Eco-School in Bozeman, recognized through the National Wildlife Federation. The Eco-School program strives to model environmentally sound practices, provide support for greening the curriculum, and enhance science and academic achievement. Additionally, it works to foster a greater sense of environmental stewardship among youth.

Adding an elementary school will give Great Beginnings a competitive edge, especially for our families who love Montessori and our nature-based school. We have identified several families who have said they would enroll their child(ren) in the elementary school when GBMS expands. It is our commitment to continue to provide excellent educational services to our current children, parents and teachers, while maintaining a strong scholarship program and retaining our professional staff. 

We also believe the foundation setting the path for lifelong learning should include more of western Montana’s population, and include a diverse age group; otherwise the benefits will remain limited to the few.

Our vision is to provide high-quality Montessori education to a broader community for all who wish to fulfill their family’s ambitions for their children. We want to expand our school, including grounds, ages, and opportunities. We have the experience, the expertise and the will to do it. Now, we need your support.

Check out our 2016 Annual Report HERE



Thank you for helping us make our dreams come true! Great Beginnings is a fully-registered 501(c)3.

Tax-ID: 81-0439260