Philosophy and Goals

Philosophy and Goals

The Creston School district philosophy is that our educational system will focus on the individual learning progress of its children. We value family and relationships, and celebrate and maximize student independence and success. It is our goal for each student to reach their full potential.

Mission Statement

Mission Statement

The Mission of Creston School is to emphasize the necessary skills and understanding which will enable all students to reach their full personal and civic potential. In order to prepare our students for the challenges of a changing global community, we pledge to provide a superior education in a caring, encouraging environment.

Our students

Our students

Creston School students are responsible, well-mannered children who are ready for the upper grades and know how to excel. Creston School focuses on student-centered, individualized instruction with small class sizes, a literacy-based curriculum, and high standards for staff and students.

About Our School

Creston School is located below the Swan Mountain range in Creston, just east of Kalispell, Montana. We are a K-6 school focusing on student-centered, individualized instruction with small class sizes, a literacy-based curriculum, and high standards for staff and students.

The main school building was built in 1906 and since then additions have been made to accommodate more classrooms, a library and a gym.  Enrollment has increased over the past few years and currently stands at 70 (2014).

The district has defined the following educational goals
for each student to be provided with an opportunity to:

  • Develop competency in the basic academic skills
  • Possess the skill and knowledge necessary to seek and obtain information from a variety of sources, and to understand and evaluate this information
  • Develop effective problem-solving skills
  • Effectively communicate ideas and information to others
  • Recognize and value requirements for his physical and mental health
  • Develop a feeling of success in relation to his/her school experiences
  • Understand the complex relationship that exists betwen man’s activities and his physical and social environments
  • Be able to relate well with others
  • Understand the basic principles and values of the American democratic heritage, be aware of issues of local, national and world interests, and have an understanding of alternative political and economic systems
  • Develop values and a commitment to act upon them within the framework of his rights and responsibilities in the democratic process