Vista Montessori School, Inc.

Vista Montessori School, Inc.


Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! We greatly appreciate you all!
James has asked for "potluck" for breakfast a couple times this week. I appreciate that he eats as well as he does because of his VMS traditions.
James was wiped out after the end of school celebration!
James loves banana cutting from school so much that he asks to do it at home daily. Today he washed and cut strawberries and bananas to go with waffles for breakfast.
Cameron was Peppa Pig and Cooper was a caveman riding a dinosaur!
Here's a sneak peek of today's fun! 😉 The kids did great, I always enjoy taking their pictures.
Hello, could you remind me what time the holiday party begins? Thank you!
Milo's working vacation
We got a pair of these shoes a few weeks ago and Madeline has rarely taken them off. Thought other Montessori parents may be interested in learning about them.
I have been meaning to post this for a few weeks now. Freya started 3rd grade this year, and we received a parent notice at the start of the year to encourage her to use a math website recommended by the school several times per week. We did so, and she was doing well in it, but then started asking for help. We were working with her on bar graphs and some fairly complicated logic problems, and were thinking that this Common Core stuff was just as hard as we'd heard about! After a while, things got crazy. She couldn't figure out the right answer, and neither could Matt or I! I sent an e-mail to her teacher to let her know we were hitting a wall and needed some help or advice. She responded quickly and said that Freya had tested so high in her math skills that she was placed in a very high level on that site, and was working much farther ahead in math concepts than had been taught in class! We were told to stop using the site because the teacher really didn't want her to get frustrated in class. The thing is, she was falling back on math lessons she'd learned at Vista in kindergarten and before! The Montessori method of math has really done great things for her and have set her up for success. Thank you again!
The Kindergarten field trip is at the Water Shed in lieu of the news station. If you would like to accompany your student please meet at the school at 1pm. We will leave shortly thereafter.
A true Montessori teacher will look at a burnt out laundry room light as a lesson in finding the TWO necessary clothing items in a very full washing machine. Two very different fabrics, at that... and they won't be disturbed. I am that Montessori teacher.

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


Operating as usual


Children are washable!!!

Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five | TED 02/09/2023

The message in this TED Talk is so important. Worth the watch! 💜

Molly Wright: How every child can thrive by five | TED "What if I was to tell you that a game of peek-a-boo could change the world?" asks seven-year-old Molly Wright, one of the youngest-ever TED speakers. Breaki...



Photos from Pyramid Resources for Infant & Toddler Social-Emotional Development - PRISM's post 12/05/2022

Yes! 💡 Did you know…Crying can help reduce pain and promote a sense of well-being? Shedding tears releases oxytocin and endorphins, chemicals that promote physical and emotional well-being!

🌟 It’s critical to FEEL our feelings in order to HEAL our feelings…and set them free.

❤️ Kids should not stuff their feelings down because then they get stuck (they are still there) and come out eventually in negative ways now or in the future.

❤️ It’s important for parents to validate emotions and let kids know…It’s okay to cry.

🙏 And THANK YOU Mr. Rogers - a Pioneer of SEL (Social-Emotional Learning & Intelligence). He was discussing social and emotional development and skills, as well as growth mindset topics before they were a thing!


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:

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

• Flexible and willing to work 30 to 40 hours per week

• Have a high school diploma or GED

• 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] 😁

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

“When I grow up, I want to be a spy.”

“When I grow up, I want to be a spy with a dog.”

“When I grow up, I want to be a regular adult with no mustache or beard.”

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 💜

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 💜 Congratulations


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 💜

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

Join us at the Idaho Capitol 💜

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 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...

Photos from The Montessori Notebook's post 01/07/2021

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

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

“Today 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.”

Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 09/08/2020

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

Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 09/01/2020

Happy Birthday Dr. Montessori 💜

Photos from Vista Montessori School, Inc.'s post 05/26/2020

Congratulations to Axel, Cameron, and Kennedy, the VMS Kindergarten Class of 2020 💜

Montessori Schools Offer Big Lessons For 'Managers' 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.


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:

Practical life activities 04/07/2020

Here is a list Montessori-inspired indoor activities to keep your little ones engaged and learning throughout the day.

Practical life activities 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...

"The influence of sacred and deep things..." 04/06/2020

"The influence of sacred and deep things..." Posted: 2020-04-06 “It 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.” - Maria MontessoriA note on the history of Montessori: Dr. Montessori didn’t i...

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2096 S Gourley Street
Boise, ID

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 7:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
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