A Montessori education is an education for life. It helps the child to become a contributing member of society.


Rose Hill Montessori School opened on Monday, June 3, 1996. It was started in order to provide a quality Montessori Elementary Program in Boise, Idaho.

Over the years the campus facility underwent numerous improvements. Outside the playground was expanded to include a large grass play field, a cement patio was added, bark chip replaced the sand around the play structures, a large covered sandbox was constructed, and 6 shade trees were planted. Parents donated a play fort and a basketball hoop, and the PTO raised funds for the monkey bars and climbing apparatus.

In June of 1996 there were only 9 students in the Primary Class. By September, there were 20 primary students (age 3 through K) and 20 elementary students (grades 1 - 4).

In August of l998, after some extensive interior remodeling, the school expanded its elementary program to include both a Lower Elementary of grades 1 - 3 and an Upper Elementary of grades 3 - 6.

In September of l998 the Rose Hill PTO was established as a non-profit organization to help raise funds for school equipment and to organize community building events for the school such as the school picnic, Chili Feed, and Fiesta de Mayo.

At present the school carries a total enrollment of about 75 students for the 3 classrooms. It staffs 8 full time teachers/assistants and about 6 part time teachers/assistants.