About Us and Our Program
Bloom Montessori School was founded by Vanessa Nasset in 2015. Vanessa's experience in progressive models of education and passion for student-centered learning has provided the foundation for the premier Montessori school in Helena.
Our School Year Program
Bloom a private preschool program. Curriculum is based on traditional Montessori methods, overlaid with our growing bilingual English/Spanish program. Infant class sizes are based on a 1:4 adult to child ratio, with a maximum group size of 12. Primary aged (3-7 years) class sizes are based on a 1:8 ratio with a Lead Guide and Assistant Lead Guide for every 16 students. We loosely follow the Helena Public School calendar.
Bloom offers year-round education, which continues through summer. In the summer, the curriculum is still Montessori-based with more focus on outdoor exploration due to the excellent summer time weather in Montana.
Bloom offers flexible schedules to accommodate most families. We have 5, 3, and 2 full days per week (8:30 am - 3:00 pm). We also have before care (7:30 - 8:30 am) for the earlier drop off and after care (3:00 - 5:30 pm) for later pick up.
Maria Montessori Quotes
“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”