About Us and Our Program

Our Founder

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.  


Summer Program

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.


Schedules Offered

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


“Only through freedom and environmental experience is it practically possible for human development to occur.”

Maria Montessori

“The land is where our roots are. The children must be taught to feel and live in harmony with the Earth.”

Maria Montessori

© 2017 by Bloom Montessori

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