Testimonials

“It is the student-teacher relationships which stand out at BSS.”

“The student-teacher relationships formed at a young age helped me feel comfortable with talking to adults and developing social skills. The times the teacher would get down on one knee to converse at eye level so that you never felt intimidated made an impression never to forget.”

—Cody Haff , West Point Military Academy Cadet and BSS grad

“BSS gave our kids confidence…”

“BSS gave our kids confidence which they took to Middle and High School. They knew their voice and used it well.”

—Shaunna Kersten, mother of two BSS graduates

“When I got to Middle School, I felt well-prepared.”

“BSS gave me the tools to succeed both academically and socially. When I got to Middle School, I felt well-prepared.”

—Valerie McMakin, Bozeman High School student and BSS grad

“Montessori is a word I love!”

—Maddie Marlow (as a BSS 4th year student) and now a BSS graduate

“When I hear that a student is coming from Learning Circle Montessori Elementary School/Bozeman Summit School, I know they have developed what it takes to be successful here.”

“The most successful students in middle school take responsibility for their learning by keeping track of their assignments, by doing their best, and by hanging in there. They don’t quit. They are cooperative and are able to develop a plan of study while developing/figuring out who they are as a person. They begin to create strong, supportive friendships (which can be a difficult time). When I hear that a student is coming from Learning Circle Montessori Elementary School/Bozeman Summit School, I know they have developed what it takes to be successful here. They are inquisitive and love learning for the joy of learning. They are able to be their own individual selves, are accepting of others and think ‘outside of the box.’”

—Rosalie Lee, Chief Joseph Middle School Guidance Counselor

“Learning Circle/Bozeman Summit’s comprehensive program of academic and social education, with a focus on individualized instruction, enabled our son to thrive at Headwaters Academy.”

"Now in the 8th grade, his Montessori experience fostered compassion for the world around him and a love of learning that will continue throughout his life.”

—Horatio Potter, father of BSS graduate who is a current student at St. Paul's School, Concord New Hampshire

“Prepared, positive and poised…”

“Prepared, positive and poised are the three words that come to mind when I am asked about the Learning Circle/Bozeman Summit School kids. The Learning Circle/Bozeman Summit School kids have delivered in a big way here at Sacajawea Middle School. The bar has always been set high at our school and LCME/BSS kids have ALWAYS met and exceeded our expectations!”

—Kenny Bies, Sacajawea Middle School Guidance Counselor

“The level of learning and focused attention…”

“The level of learning and focused attention our daughter receives simply isn’t possible at other schools today.”

—Dani Wanderer, BSS parent