Faculty & Administration
We know our teachers are the heart of our school.
At Great Beginnings, we aim to hire and retain a collaborative team of teachers who are kind, nurturing, inquisitive, capable and professional
The school was formed by a group of parents in 1986 to provide an educational environment based on the philosophy and methods of Dr. Maria Montessori. The school shared space with Eagle Mount, a local non-profit that provides recreational opportunities for people with disabilities and young people with cancer.
In 2002, the school moved to the Springhill building with two early childhood classrooms serving ages 3-6. In 2017, we expanded to our Foothills campus, which is now the home of our toddler program.
Springhill Campus, serving children 3-6
Foothills Campus, serving children 2-3
Our main location at the Springhill campus includes Montana’s first yurt classroom, three outdoor classrooms, a traditional playground and a natural playground.
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 licensed facilities and outdoor space support our early-childhood preschool and kindergarten classrooms for ages 3-6.
Our Foothills classroom shares space within the Foothills Fellowship church, one mile north of the Springhill campus.
The little log cabin boats a large classroom, a spacious kitchen, and huge, open fields for our children to play. The facility is space for our licensed toddler program, ages 2-3.