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Snake River Montessori School Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Elementary & Secondary Schools, Literacy

Mission: The Mission of the Snake River Montessori School is to provide a carefully prepared Montessori Environment that will educate and stimulate children to develop habits, attitudes, and skills for a lifetime of creative thinking and learning.

Target demographics: students develop independence, concentration, organization, coordination and a love for learning

Direct beneficiaries per year: 107 students and their families.

Geographic areas served: Montessori Environment

Programs: fully equipped standard Montessori classrooms serving students 2 1/2 through 6th grade.

Community Stories

18 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Steve91

Board Member

Rating: 5

We have two children attending SRMS. I am from a small town in MT and moving to a "large community" like Idaho Falls gave me cause for concern in terms of having my children miss out on that small town community feel that I had experienced. When we found SRMS we quickly discovered a community of people, dedicated to improving the larger community of Idaho Falls through the education of our children. While the school's atmosphere is that of a small town community, the innovative education provided at the school is second to none. My wife and I are very grateful to the staff at SRMS for the dedication they have shown to our children. Our two children are very different in what motivates them and their interests and yet both continue to impress us and our extended families with speed at which they are learning and progressing to be successful young people. This is because a Montessori education is tailored towards encouraging success from all learning styles. We are very proud to be a part of the SRMS community and look forward to many more years of continued involvement.

Renee N.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our child is in her second year at this incredible school. She loves to go to school every morning and comes home telling us of all the exciting things she has learned. At Snake River Montessori they help make the students not only well educated but well rounded. Students are caring, giving and polite and a joy to be with. We have great teachers and staff that are loving and respectful of our children. Our youngest can not wait to be a student next year!

Caysie M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

This is our third year at Snake River Montessori School and we love it!! They offer an extraordinary educational experience unmatched in our area. I am confident my children will continue to thrive at SRMS!

Client Served

Rating: 5

We are so thankful to the staff at the Snake River Montessori School for providing an exceptional education experience for our three children, two of which, after attending SRMS through six grade, have moved on to public education and are thriving very well. Snake River Montessori School is an education gem in South Eastern Idaho!!

Kristie4

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our child thrives at Snake River Montessori. When moving to a new area, finding the school that would best meet our child's needs was at the top of our agenda and SRMS could not be a better fit. The school provides a respectful environment that nurtures and helps each child to achieve his/her individual goals. I am confident that our son will continue to be challenged and satisfied with his achievements through the work he does and that each staff member is committed to helping him. This is a school community that cares.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My three grandchildren - each with their own unique personality - have each benefited tremendously from SRMS. They have the love of learning that is the foundation for all their future academic success. And they are happy every day. I have volunteered many times in the classrooms and always been impressed with the deep understanding of each child's learning and emotional needs.

Douglas10

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My grandsons attend this school and it has proven to be a very positive environment for them. They are happy at school and can't wait to get there in the mornings. The level of academics is high and both boys are working well beyond their age group. I could recommend SRMS to anyone wanting a quality education in a great setting.

Airica S.

Board Member

Rating: 5

My two sons are in their second year of attendance at Snake River Montessori School. They have been in the Montessori system since preschool, which has allowed them to excel academically, but when we moved to this school, we found a whole different level of nurture and academic performance than we had seen before. In general, the children thrive. I see big differences between the behavior of children that go to this Montessori school versus those that go to public school: attentiveness, inquisitiveness, ability to interact appropriately with authority figures, self-driven, etc. In addition, the school provides a very positive and respectful environment, from drop-off to pick-up. My kids come home happy, everyday. Every day. Not only are the teachers well trained, intelligent, thoughtful and nurturing, but all of the staff is as well and I feel confident that they will make good decisions with/about my children on or off the playground. I have enjoyed this school so much and watched how well it was run that I decided to join the board this year in an effort to help this school as much as I can. It is truly a fabulous school. Our community needs a school like this in it.

Eric53

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family has been affiliated with Snake River Montessori School (SRMS) for two years now. During that time I have watched my sons grow into more mature, responsible, and caring young men. The general philosophy of the school not only provides an outstanding education, but also serves as the root system for a great community. The educators, volunteers, and parents make this into much more than just a school. I am proud to be included in this group and look forward to the years ahead.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our family became a part of the Snake River Montessori community years ago. My children were given lovely opportunities to guide their own learning. The school provided the opportunity to learn how to learn. At the same time my children experienced a joy of learning, which I still see today even though they have long since moved on in their education. While my children have very different styles in which they learn, they were able to thrive in their learning at Snake River. This happens because the program is about the individual rather than working towards the average student. We are thrilled that our children were able to get such a well rounded and solid base for their education journey. Thanks to the staff of Snake River Montessori for providing this environment in which to learn and your role as the children's guide.

Board Member

Rating: 5

Snake River Montessori helps student to be an active part of our community. The caring staff help each student develop to his/her potential. The hands-on activities help students to have a part in their own learning.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our family has long seen the benefits of what a good Montessori education can do for the confidence, education, respect and future learning of our children. This is our second year at the Snake River Montessori School and we have watched our children make themselves at home in the classrooms, with their peers and with their teachers. Academically, we have been very pleased with the growth our daughters have made, the motivation they have to succeed and challenge themselves and the love of learning they've developed. The SRMS community is warm and cheerful and the facility is very comfortable and easily accessible to all ages. The teachers and administrators are happy women who love the kids and are flexible to work with. We really do feel quite lucky to give this opportunity and education to our children.

Starr K.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Snake River Montessori is a wonderful academic school that allows their students to excel at their rate, with teacher direction, and make learning fun. It teaches the students to have a love of learning and want to do better. It incorporates peace, kindness, generosity, community service, and the general respectfulness that is missing in our youth today. It also teaches the child to be responsible for their own choices and decisions, whether that be a right or a wrong choice. It teaches that every choice they make has a consequence, good or bad. I have enrolled all three of my children there and have had my oldest daughter as part of their community for 8 years and I couldn't think of a better place for my family.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have trusted SRMS with my daughter's early education and care and have been beyond thrilled with her experience. SRMS fosters the development of strong relationships with self, peers, adults, and community. The children receive more than just a top-notch academic experience. SRMS offers a high quality whole-child experience.

Hollie J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The amazing community of educators, students and families at Snake River Montessori School is why I love working there and hope to for years to come!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a Montessori teacher for sometime and I can not express how wonderful and amazing Snake River Montessori School is! I've recently moved to the area from Montana and did my research of Montessori schools in the Idaho Falls area and Snake River Montessori was just the community of learning that I wanted to be a part of and SO thankful that I am part of that community doing what I love! Snake River Montessori School is Montessori Education at its BEST!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Years ago we met a youngster on a river trip who impressed us with curiosity and independence in stark contrast to others his age. His parents largely credited his Montessori experience and recommended SRMS. Though devoted public schoolers of many years, we checked it out. Our youngest attended SRMS from preschool through fourth grade. It turned out to be the very best foundation we could have imagined for a lifetime of learning and good citizenship. We also enjoyed the incredibly convenient, high-quality “Extended Day” after school program. There were days when we literally peeled her away at closing time; she begged to stay for “spend-a-day” even when we didn’t need it. The Montessori philosophy, the quality teachers, amazingly-equipped classrooms and the culture of peace, nurturing and acceptance combine to help children grow and develop naturally. An SRMS education uniquely fosters independence, curiosity self confidence and an open mind. And now our older daughter is a Montessori teacher at SRMS. We just love this school and recommend it highly.

Barbara114

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have seen the positive impact this school has had on the children it has served and the adults involved in supporting the school. It is truly a village that is interested in the best education for their children. I have taught in Idaho public schools (3 school districts) and another private school and this is absolutely the best learning situation I have encountered. Each child is allowed to learn, to think, to problem solve individually and reach their own potential. Our graduates come back to visit regularly and are welcomed in the classroom with open arms.

Review from Guidestar