Join us in celebrating 50 years as a community and school! We're grateful for the support of our alumni, students, families, and Darnestown friends.
"Because of the people, you want to come back every day. Because of the people, you try to do your hardest, and because of the people, you don't want to leave, even hours after school has ended."
50 Years Together: “Community & Campus!”
Saturday, October 10, 10am-3pm
One of the things our students love most about Butler Montessori is our beautiful 22-acre campus, organic farm, horses, fruit orchards, hiking trails, pollinator gardens, pond and creeks.
We invite you to bring your family for a day of outdoor adventures. Hike our trails, explore our campus, and enjoy time together. Bring a picnic to eat on the patio or fishing rods to use in our pond.
Hiking maps will be available upon your arrival. Please respect social distancing and follow safety protocols while on campus.
50th Anniversary Kick-Off - Virtual Celebration
Saturday, October 10, 7:00 pm
Help us kick-off our 50th Anniversary year with this virtual celebration! There will be a wonderful (short) professional video that highlights Butler over the last 50 years! Bring your tissues as you smile, laugh and yes, even cry through the memories!
We look forward to coming together as a community to celebrate this special milestone.
Grandparents’ & Special Friends’ Day - Virtual Celebration
Monday, October 12, 10am
We invite you to join our virtual version of our beloved Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day Celebration.
We're excited to come together to celebrate our 50th Anniversary, our amazing students and faculty, and YOU! We look forward to seeing you then.
The Butler Montessori Faculty & Staff
Butler Montessori celebrates 50 extraordinary years in 2020. We invite you to join us for our 50th Anniversary weekend on October 10–12, 2020. Let’s celebrate 50 years of community together!
The Butler Parent Connection (BPC) is an all-volunteer organization (similar to what is commonly called the PTA), that supports school activities and provides opportunities for parents, families, teachers, and staff to connect.
My curiosity and love of lifelong learning can also be traced to the Montessori classroom. I have more memories of unanswered questions than being given any solid answers. Yet the simple act of being entitled to choose my own activities and explore them to their fullest was the ultimate empowerment of my developing mind.
Paula Huston '72
Pictured here with HOS Laura Manack and Founder Rilla Spellman during 45th Anniversary
To me Butler was a family; a second home. The teachers not only excelled at their craft, but they were willing to extend themselves personally to each and every student. I created friendships that are lifelong. My individuality was molded at Butler. The Montessori structure allowed me to learn and express myself on my own terms. I was not forced to follow a set way of thinking to complete goals.
Nick Boulin (Trent) '93
I think my favorite thing about Butler is that the students play a huge role in their own education. … We grew up in a world where we were encouraged to give thought to our surroundings and take action to see change, along with learning math and grammar and the other more “traditional” things.
Jillian Obermeier '05
Interested in learning more about our school? Visit our beautiful 22-acre campus for a personalized tour of our award-winning green school programs, organic student-run farm, and our experiential academic learning environments.