Vista Montessori School, Inc.

guiding the physical, social/emotional, and cognitive development of each child

Operating as usual


Two weeks until Celebration of the Young Child! Enjoy FREE admission to @Idaho Botanical Gardens as well as activities, food trucks, and more! Join us on August 8th from 11 am to 3 pm.

[06/10/21]   Have you always wanted to work with children? No experience necessary, we will train the right fit!!!

Vista Montessori School is seeking a compassionate, energetic, motivated, creative, organized, and dependable teacher to join our teaching team. Applicant must enjoy working with young children ages 6 weeks to 6 years of age and be flexible with working between classrooms.

We offer competitive pay, monthly wage enhancement, paid time off, medical insurance, voluntary dental and vision insurance, scholarships for trainings and annual incentives, flexible schedules, no weekends or evenings after 6 pm.

The following qualifications are required:

โ€ข Available to work Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., as the position requires

โ€ข Flexible and willing to work 30 to 40 hours per week

โ€ข Have a high school diploma or GED

โ€ข Must be CPR/First Aid certified and have a Boise city child care license (or be willing to obtain upon hire)

Daily tasks would include the following:

Assist in planning and implementing daily program under the direction of the teaching team
Creating and supervising projects and crafts
Clean up after meals, which includes, cleaning the children, tables, sweeping, and mopping floors etc.
Daily classroom cleaning
Diapering children as needed
Ability to move with ease from the ground to standing
Ability to lift children
Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times
Communicating with parents

Professional Skills:

If you are the kind of person who delights in helping children grasp new concepts, acts and dresses professionally, works as a team member, enjoys learning and teaching, you will love working at Vista Montessori School.
Email Melissa @ [email protected] ๐Ÿ˜

Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 05/28/2021

โ€œWhen I grow up, I want to be a spy.โ€

โ€œWhen I grow up, I want to be a spy with a dog.โ€

โ€œWhen I grow up, I want to be a regular adult with no mustache or beard.โ€

The future is bright for the VMS Class of 2021!!! Congratulations Anson, Finnigan, and James!!! You are destined to do great things! Keep those dreams alive ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 05/27/2021

13 years ago VMS celebrated our first Kindergarten Graduation with the VMS Class of 2009. This year, those VMS Pioneers graduate highschool. We recently caught up with Amaya, Austin, Carsen, and Danika. They are all doing some pretty amazing things. Read below to find out what these remarkable humans are up to!!!

AMAYA will be moving up to Coeur d Alene Idaho in the fall to attend North Idaho College, and get a degree in business managment. She loves spending her time with family and friends, and is most likely at the race track cheering on her siblings or chasing the checkered flag.

AUSTIN has been working on improving his welding and mechanical skills in the last few years. He loves taking his truck 4 wheeling while listening to his favorite country music station. He has decided to join the United States Marine Corp. and should be shipping off in September.

CARSEN will major in film and television with a minor in theater at BSU in the fall. He is interested in drama and movies and art. He loves acting and creating.

DANIKA will major in biology at ISU in the fall. She is interested in becoming involved in the medical field. Danika played club soccer for 15 years and played for the timberline varsity team.

We wish them the best as they chase their dreams ๐Ÿ’œ Congratulations

How Cleaning and Sweeping Prepare Children for Academic Success - Montessori Nature 05/19/2021

How Cleaning and Sweeping Prepare Children for Academic Success - Montessori Nature

How Cleaning and Sweeping Prepare Children for Academic Success - Montessori Nature Learn about the importance of practical life activities from the perspective of the Montessori method when it comes to academic perfomance in future.

[05/08/21]   We spent the week celebrating our amazing teaching staff! Alex, Danica, Katie, Kirstin, Makayla, Rosemarie, we appreciate you and your dedication to VMS and the children and families we serve ๐Ÿ’œ

Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 05/03/2021

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Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 05/03/2021

Join us at the Idaho Capitol ๐Ÿ’œ

Many child care centers to close on Monday to protest Idaho legislature 05/01/2021

Many child care centers to close on Monday to protest Idaho legislature

Many child care centers to close on Monday to protest Idaho legislature The following report is via the Idaho Capital Sun. Child care centers across the Treasure Valley are scheduled to be closed Monday to call attention to $34 million in child care funding that the Idaho Legislature has not approved. Child care providers say the funds are the difference between staying...


[03/31/21]   Happy Birthday Miss Kirstin ๐Ÿ’œ


The Montessori Notebook

The #1 of 2020 posts is all about the Montessori approach to discipline. Re-reading this and thinking that this respectful approach is helping us raise not only independent children but children who are responsible members of our society. We need more of that today more than ever. โค๏ธ
It's never felt more urgent and I'm so amazed at how this Montessori community is growing not just in size but in our depth of understanding of this approach. That it's not just about cute Montessori shelfies. But raising curious and responsible human beings.
Keep planting those seeds, supporting their growth, and let's watch them flourish into a beautiful community of humans. I cannot wait to bear witness to this movement. ๐ŸŒ๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿชด๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒผ๐ŸŒธ
Who's in?! โค๏ธ
#montessorimovement #naturalbornlearners #montessori #montessoridiscipline #freedomwithinlimits #positiveparenting #strongwilledchild


The first Montessori school opened in January 6, 1907. Dr. Montessori was a visionary who saw a revolutionary potential in the young child ๐Ÿ’œ

In 1942, on 6 January Maria Montessori shared the story of San Lorenzo and the first Casa dei Bambini with her students:

โ€œToday is the anniversary of the opening of the first Casa dei Bambini. Quite often people ask if this method is suitable for poor children, so let me share the miraculous way in which all of this came about.

Many years ago Rome was a capital that was rapidly developing, which manifested itself in frenzied building activities. Every small bit of space that could be found was built up for the growing population. One of the few spaces left was bordered on one side by old Roman walls and on the other side by a cemetery. This plot was the last to be built up, possibly because of the superstitions surrounding the dead, for fear of ghosts and also hygienic reasons. One building society decided to take the plunge and they built 5 apartment blocks. It turned out to have been too ambitious a project and the scheme fell through. So what stood were walls, a kind of skeleton buildings without plumbing. It became a hiding place for homeless people; and those who wished to hide found shelter within those walls; even the police was not keen to go into this area as the place became a breeding place for crime and infectious diseases.

This San Lorenzo Quarter was talked of with abhorrence and seen as the shame of Italy. At some stage another bold building society took on the challenge to renovate the buildings and allocated the flats to married couples. There were some 50 young children who lived unsupervised in these buildings, prone to mischief. The solution found was to gather them all in a room during the day and they looked for a gutsy person who would be willing to take on the social problems and work with the children.

I was approached as a medical officer of hygiene to take an interest in this work. Before I could agree I stipulated that certain conditions needed to be met in the way of hygiene, food and sanitation. It was quite fashionable among ladies in society to take an interest in efforts to elevate the people and some of these were prepared to support the project.

Although the lot of the poor was taken seriously, the children had been overlooked. There were no provisions for them, no toys, no teacher, nothing. I managed to find a woman of forty years whose help I asked, and who was willing to take charge of the children.

It was on the 6th January 1907 that this room was inaugurated.โ€ 12/15/2020

The Ultimate Montessori Toy List -- Birth to Five -- UPDATED 2020 The Ultimate Montessori Friendly Toy list! Montessori friendly toy and gift ideas for babies, toddlers and preschoolers!


[10/28/20]   Happy Birthday Miss Alex ๐Ÿ’œ 09/11/2020

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VMS currently has a few openings for children 15 months-4 years of age.

Check out our new website for more information ๐Ÿ’œ


Today we celebrate the start of our 15th school year! Thank you to the VMS teaching staff for decorating the school ๐Ÿ’œ


โ€œObviously, youโ€™re essential.

The truth is, you are more than essential. You are not just โ€œessential workers.โ€ You are not just educators either. You are life-changers, people-shapers, future-influencers. These years are the shaping years. This is when little brains are growing and developing and forming. This is when the molding takes place, and you are in the thick of it. They may not remember you when theyโ€™re twenty (they probably will though), but who they are has more to do with you than they will ever know. Their moments with you, under your care, your guidance, have shaped who they will become.โ€


Happy Birthday Dr. Montessori ๐Ÿ’œ

[08/18/20]   Happy Birthday Miss Danica ๐Ÿ’œ 07/31/2020

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[06/04/20]   Happy Birthday Mr. Dave ๐Ÿ’œ

[06/04/20]   Happy Birthday Miss Em ๐Ÿ’œ


Congratulations to Axel, Cameron, and Kennedy, the VMS Kindergarten Class of 2020 ๐Ÿ’œ

[05/23/20]   Happy Birthday Miss Makayla ๐Ÿ’œ 04/29/2020

Montessori Schools Offer Big Lessons For 'Managers' Simply creating open spaces and changing processes, while a great first step, may not be enough. We need to begin challenging our fundamental assumptions about human nature, organizational structures and our roles as leaders.


Preschool the Idaho Way

Tonight's bedtime being read by a very special guest, Anna L from Ada Community Libraries. 7pm MST, right here on this page!


Preschool the Idaho Way

From Lee Pesky Learning Center, activity ideas for your preschooler! Join in on the virtual preschool parent event.


Mayor McLean

The Boise Public Library is hosting virtual story time. Tune in every day at 10:30 a.m. for a new story with friends. You can listen to today's story - "The Book Hog," by Greg Pizzoli - here: 04/07/2020

Practical life activities

Here is a list Montessori-inspired indoor activities to keep your little ones engaged and learning throughout the day. 1. Making clove apples or oranges: Provide your child with a small tray with a bowl of whole cloves and an apple or orange to poke them into. The small size of the cloves makes this great for fine motor development and your child will create something that smells beautiful to decorate the house of g... 04/06/2020

"The influence of sacred and deep things..." Posted: 2020-04-06 โ€œIt requires the influence of sacred and deep things to move the spirit, and the new children of civilized humanity must be given a profound emotion and enthusiasm for the holy cause of humanity.โ€ - Maria MontessoriA note on the history of Montessori: Dr. Montessori didnโ€™t i...


American Montessori Society put together this list of 100 Activities for Montessori Early Childhood Students ๐Ÿ’œ

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