Monticello Montessori

Public Charter School

Developing critical thinkers and motivated learners.

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About Us

Monticello Montessori is a tuition-free, public charter school providing a high-quality Montessori education to children in kindergarten through the eighth grade. Located in Ammon, Idaho, we serve students in Bonneville, Jefferson, and Bingham counties.

Ariel view of Monticello Montessori campus

Latest News

Donated Dinosaurs

In Ukraine

Last spring we adopted a school in Ukraine. One of our amazing students donated an entire box full of toy dinosaurs. When the box arrived the teacher decided it would be the most fun and fair for every child to pick one dinosaur as their own.

Look at the happiness one of our students brought these Ukrainian children.

NEW! Hoodie Thursdays


I am happy to announce that Monticello Montessori will be rewarding students who have perfect attendance Monday-Wednesday, which includes arriving on time, with the opportunity to wear a Monticello HOODIE on Thursdays.

The hoodies have been approved by our School Board and they are here!

Youth sizes Small-X-Large are $20.00. They will be available at Back to School Night August 20th. Hopefully we are giving everyone enough advance notice that the children can earn $20.00 to pay for their own hoodie.

"Schools out for Summer" in colorful text


Summer Message

Many thanks go to our school community for a great 2023-24 school year. I wish everyone an enjoyable summer filled with fun, sun, family, travels and lots of opportunities to build memories for our children.

See you in August! Mrs. Johnson

Important Dates to Remember:
Tuesday August 20: Back to School Night 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesday August 21: First Day of School

Colored Wood Letters

Why Choose Us?

Our Programs

Monticello Montessori students engage in the hands-on, self-directed Montessori learning method through an intentional content sequence and adherence to Idaho Content Standards.

Montessori Method

The Montessori Method is a holistic approach to learning focused on the whole development of the child. With encouragement and support, students discover their unique talents and missions in life.

Our Mission

Our Mission is to help students maximize their inner potentials,  take responsibility for their own education, cultivate personal dignity, and develop independence and purpose in life.

Fairness & Equality

We are publicly funded and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, gender preference, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities.

Is Monticello Montessori a public school?

Yes. We are a free public school authorized by the Idaho Public Charter School Commission, a division of the Idaho State Board of Education.

Who can attend?

Monticello Montessori Public Charter School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, or age in its programs and activities. Students between the ages of five and 12 may enroll up to the capacity available. If enrollment requests exceed the capacity of the school, we will follow an equitable lottery selection process to determine who can attend.

How much does Monticello Montessori cost?

We are a free public school. There is no cost for any student enrolled in our half-day kindergarten program through the sixth grade. We also do not require families to purchase or pay fees for school supplies. We may ask parents to pay fees associated with voluntary activities that are not necessary elements of school activity, such as field trips. We also welcome your donations of time and/or money to the school if you so choose.

Do you have special education services?

Yes, we do. The early years form the foundation of growth and development, and we believe it is important to keep you informed about your child’s development. If you have questions or concerns regarding supplemental and/or special needs programs, please feel free to contact us about services for those who qualify.

How does your lottery work?

Monticello holds a lottery on or before April 30 of each year. We fill all openings during the school year according to the order established by that lottery. Learn more about how we conduct our lottery.


Why Parents Love Our School

Our family has had many positive experiences with Monticello. Each child is shown kindness and respect, I think the teachers are devoted, the special education programs have been very competent, and the administrator and staff are amazing. I am so grateful our daughter has had the opportunity to go to this school.

Our childs teacher has shown much interest in our child and has allowed her to perform her dance routine for the class. She is very observant and watches to see what is best for each child

I just love that the admistitrator is so involved, always out there with the kids when they get out of school.

Because the Montessori method is the best way for my child to learn and he has progressed in maturity and wants to be at school where he did not want to go to the other school. He receives all the help that is required and necessary.

Good teacher/student ratio, small family like environment, administrator, non-traditional teaching philosophy, children are treated with respect.

I knew my kids needed something different than the standard public education. I had heard great things from a friend about Montessori so when I learned about a free charter school using Montessori method, I jumped at the chance to enroll them. We aren’t rich enough for a private school and homeschooling would have been my only other option.

There was an opening and now it’s turned into so much more.

When we first started at the school, we were impressed by the teachers we met, and by the way the classrooms were more free” to explore. We liked the hands on approach to lessons, and the cooking, and that the kids were expected to have a job in the classroom that they were responsible for.

I love the Montessori platform and have always known that it would be the best fit for my child and their learning style as well as their personality. It is a hands on approach to learning that will allow a child to go at their pace and thrive as well as give them the ability to critically think of ways to improve. I have seen this in my child‘s time at Monticello and look forward to seeing more of these positive improvements throughout the time my child is at this school.