From whole-school activities to one-on-one instruction, students at West Glacier Elementary receive research-based instruction from qualified, caring, and nurturing teachers.


The kindergarten classroom is a fun, engaging, and safe learning environment. From the monthly river trip to the Monday loop walks, to the daily exciting activities with our new reading and math curriculum, this classroom is a very active place. The kindergarteners receive instruction in reading, math, social studies, science, Spanish, physical education, music, art, and every student’s favorite part of the day: recess! To learn more about the current agenda’s activities, projects, and focus areas, please contact Ms. Kindred.

Grades 1–2

The 1st & 2nd grade classrooms are busy, structured, solution-oriented learning environments where you will hear singing, shouting, and giggling, too. First and second grades are separated for reading, math, and writing, and combined for science, social studies, Spanish, music, art, and PE. Families are always welcome. Call or email 1st grade teacher, Ms. Baumann, or 2nd grade teacher, Ms. Knutson.

Grades 3–4

3rd and 4th grade at WGE is an inspiring and fun-filled place to learn!  Students are welcomed into a classroom where they can feel secure and learn from each other.  Mistakes are embraced, as that is how learning takes place. Students are encouraged to do their best and cultivate a growth mindset. Curriculum for 3rd and 4th graders includes reading, math, writing, science, social studies, music, art, physical education, and Spanish, as well as, weekly class meetings. Feel free to come in, call, or email Mrs. Hebert or email Mrs. Born to learn more about the happenings in 3rd and 4th grade. 

Grades 5–6

Through a cooperative partnership between staff, parents, community, and students, the goal in this classroom is for every child to achieve great growth personally, academically, and socially in a safe and healthy environment in a rigorous and relevant way. The fifth and sixth grade curriculum includes reading, math, writing, spelling, science, social studies, Spanish, music, library, physical education, art, and weekly class meetings. Students are actively engaged in numerous enrichment activities throughout the year that utilize our incredible surroundings. For example, students participate in weekly walks that focus on observation skills and physical fitness. A strong partnership with Glacier National Park allows this class many opportunities to work on cooperative projects. Skiing and Missoula Children’s Theater are other examples of programs that the students participate in. To learn more about what we do, please feel free to stop by, e-mail Mrs. Wieringa, or call.

Challenge and frustration are a part of learning and life. 

They should both be viewed as a normal part of the learning process.