Snake River Montessori School
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Why private school?

No two private schools are the same, so are no two public schools the same.  There are so many studies wether private or public schools are better that almost anybody can find one that supports their opinion.

However, there are certain things common for most private schools thateverybody agrees on.

Private schools tend to have smaller class sizes, and smaller student to teacher ratio. Therefore, students are able to get the attention they need. The classrooms are more relaxed, students get to work freely with some assistance from teachers,allowing them to learn how to solve problems and work at a more individualized pace while still achieving academic goals. These schools are privately funded, responsible for their own budget, and therefore, able to fund more extracurricular activities/programs, attract better teachers, and develop more advanced curriculum. In many private schools students stay with the same teacher for a couple of years, which helps teacher to know their students better and helps in addressing their individual needs much better.

As parents that care for the education and the future of our children, we cannot be blind to the reality that education is not at the top of state of Idaho priorities. In fact, Idaho was in 2009-2010 (latest statistic available) ranked 38th among the States for percent of federal and state expenses dedicated to school. This number when translated in absolute values gets even worst leading to a 47th position for dollar spent for each student enrolled (fall enrollment 2010-2011).

Source and detailed data is reported in the following table.

  State & Local Govt. Expenditures for All Education as % of Direct General Expenditures, All Functions, 2009–2010 Current Expenditures for Public k–12 Schools per Student in Fall Enrollment, 2010–2011 (Revised)
Idaho 31.9 $8,101
Ranking/range 38/51 47/51
Average US 33.9 $10,669

 

Data is collected by the National Education Association (NEA):

Download the NEA Rankings And Estimates - 2013.pdf

Inevitably, this situation reflects in the future performance and chances of success of our children. This situation is sadly depicted in the ranking redact by the Education Week where the state of Idaho achieve an overall C- and is ranked 49th over the 51 states

Download the NEA Rankings And Estimates - 2013.pdf

As parents, we can reverse this situation placing our child is education as a high priority in our family budget and choosing a private school as the Snake River Montessori.

This may reveal itself as a wise economical choice when college time will come, and our child's performance track record will give access to scholarships and a choice of colleges.


September

9/27: 2nd Annual SRMS 5K and Kids Fun Run -9am          
South Tourist Park

October

10/2:
No School - Staff Development

10/3: No School - Staff Development

10/14: Picture Day!!!

10/15: Elementary Student led Open house

10/31: No School - Staff Work Day
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Snake River
Montessori School

2970 E. 1st Street
Ammon, ID 83406
Phone: 208.524.4730

Snake River Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin.