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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

Our History

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.

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Springhill Campus, serving children 3-6

Foothills Campus, serving children 2-3

Springhill Location
Springhill Location
Springhill Location

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. 

Foothills Location

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. 

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