Contribute to Pocatello Valley Montessori School

One hundred board
Students work together to complete the one hundred board at Pocatello Valley Montessori School.

At Pocatello Valley Montessori School, children become so focused on discoveries about language, math, science, art and music that they “forget” this is school. The Montessori method capitalizes on children’s natural desire to learn. Our teachers fill the classroom with attractive manipulative materials that draw children to want to work with them. When you contribute, you help further Montessori education in Pocatello.

When You Contribute

Contributing to Pocatello Valley Montessori School benefits all of us:

Your Contribution Benefits You

  • Pocatello Valley Montessori School is a non-profit 501(c)3, so your contribution is tax deductible and may reduce the taxes that you pay
  • With your contribution you know that you are supporting a worthy cause
  • Your contribution allows you to support like-minded people
  • With your contribution you are investing in the future of our community
  • Your contribution is a vehicle to promote your values
  • Your contribution promotes peace in our community

Your Contribution Benefits a Child

Learning place value with the golden beads
A preschooler works with ten bars, hundred squares and thousand cubes.
  • Your contribution provides for the eduction of the rising generation
  • Your contribution helps a family provide a learning for their children
  • Montessori is great for all types of learners, and can especially help children who have struggled in a more traditional classroom.
  • Your contribution allows a child to learn at his or her own pace … whether that is fast or slow
  • Your contribution teaches a child conflict resolution

Your Contribution Benefits our Community: Peace Education

Maria Montessori lived through two World Wars and believed that the best way to bring about world peace was by teaching children to be peaceful. One important component of Montessori education is the Peace Curriculum. It is interwoven through all that we do in our classrooms. For example, each classroom has a “Peace Rose.” We teach the children how to use this peace object to solve problems with other children. In all we do at school, the children practice working peacefully together in their classroom community.
When you contribute to Pocatello Valley Montessori School, you give us a chance to teach a child how to be peaceful and to resolve conflict. In a small way, you contribute to peace in our local community. Schools around the world working together to bring peace have a global impact. Learn more about how we support world peace.

Your Contribution Helps Us

Your gift to Pocatello Valley Montessori will help expand our educational offerings. PVMS currently offers elementary education to children age three through nine, and would like to expand to offer classes through age twelve. To do this we need your help. Your gift to PVMS will help:
  • Open an Upper Elementary class — grades 4 through 6
  • Expand educational opportunities to a wider range of families
  • Increase diversity in our school
  • Support Peace education
  • Build school infrastructure

We believe that Montessori education is great for all children because it ignites the child’s curiosity and allows him to pursue learning at the pace that best meets his needs. The Montessori classroom enables a child to soar. Maria Montessori said it best when she said, “We claim that the average boy or girl of twelve who has been educated till then at one of our schools knows at least as much as the finished High School product of several years’ seniority, and the achievement has been at no cost of pain or distortion to body or mind.” (To Educate the Human Potential, Maria Montessori, 2007, 1)

There are many ways to give to Pocatello Valley Montessori School:

One time gift:

Donate online

Or via US Mail. Send check payable to

Pocatello Valley Montessori School
PO Box 4026
240 E Maple St
Pocatello, ID 83205

Monthly Gift

Monthly gifts are a much-appreciated source of ongoing support. Support the PVMS in the most efficient way possible with a monthly donation of $25, $20, or $10 or any amount of your choosing. You can arrange a monthly gift, drawn directly from your bank account, by contacting Kathy Kirkham at or 208-232-6886.

You may change the amount of your monthly gift or discontinue it at any time.

Pocatello Valley Montessori School is a non-profit 501(c)3.