Natural Science in our Garden Classroom
The teachers and parents at Garden City Montessori are proud of our new Children’s Garden Classroom. Our garden project sprouted in the spring of 2011 when we transformed a deserted, weedy parking lot into a beautiful garden space. We offer our students a working perennial, vegetable, and fruit garden. Our lesson plans incorporate the natural sciences, mathematics, language, practical life, and visual art.
Music Lingua Spanish Program
At Garden City we understand the importance of teaching children foreign languages at a young age. We offer Music Lingua, a weekly program which uses music, movement, and storytelling to teach children Spanish.
Garden City offers a comprehensive curriculum exploring the visual arts through the elements of design. Art lessons are always part of the daily offering in the Montessori classroom. Each year the children work in a wide range of media including drawing, painting, collage, ceramics, sculpture, mosaic, and printmaking.
Kids Vibrations with Tangled Tones Music Studio
Each week the children at Garden City enjoy fabulous music classes offered by Matthew Nord of Tangled Tones Music Studio. Their enthusiasm and skills are showcased during performances for families and friends.
Throughout the school year, the children at Garden City are involved in a variety of Physical Education activities. These include morning movement circles, yoga practice, swimming classes at the YMCA, ice skating, gymnastics and regularly scheduled outdoor PE sessions.
Before School and After School Program
Our after school program gives children a chance to relax and enjoy their friends after school. During this time the children play, sing, dance and create crafts together. Facilitators offer regular discovery themes, giving them opportunities to dig deeper into projects which interest them.
Summer Arts and Adventure Program
This annual program offers children in-depth experiences in the fine arts, natural sciences, swimming, and adventures in Montana’s great outdoors. Sessions begin at the close of school each June and typically run for six weeks. Full and weekly enrollment are available.
Parent and Family Events
Each year Garden City parents and families are invited to a variety of holiday, musical, and cultural celebrations, Montessori Math and Language nights, Family Clay Nights, High Tea, and our Spring Garden Party.