Award Year: 2014

Longfellow Elementary School

516 South Tracy
Bozeman, MT, 59715-5278

(406) 522-6150

Mr. Randy Walthall, Principal at time of Nomination

Bozeman Public Schools

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Mission

We help students pursue educational excellence and social responsibility within the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, the Bozeman community and Longfellow classrooms through a caring, student-centered environment.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 2%
  • White: 92%
  • Hispanic: 4%
  • Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 1%
  • Asian: 1%
  • ELL: 100%
  • Economically Disadvantaged: %
Application
Engaging students in high interest learning opportunities every day.

Engaging students in high interest learning opportunities every day.

The Community of Longfellow School believes unequivocally that all children want to learn, can learn, and do learn when given the opportunity. The world is varied, and Longfellow believes the learning opportunities for students should be as well. Those opportunities are provided inside and outside of the classroom in pursuit of the mission: "...educational excellence and social responsibility within the greater Yellowstone ecosystem, the Bozeman community, and Longfellow classrooms through a caring, student-centered environment that values the diverse needs of all children..."

Longfellow’s history dates back nearly to Bozeman’s beginning as a frontier town. The school community embraces opportunities to foster education, the arts, culture, and diversity. The schools’ population benefits significantly as a result. With the assistance of resident nonprofits, the local University, and other community organizations, we are able to provide tremendous supports to students. The school community is rich in tradition including the annual ArtWorks celebration and fall Wetlands Festival. Students are given rich and varied opportunities to develop problem-solving skills and use them to make their world and community a better place to live.

Longfellow School staff focus as much on who is taught as on what is taught. The school is aware of the important dynamic between curiosity and discipline, between compassion and personal responsibility, between supports and empowerment. The staff at Longfellow is dedicated to helping each of the children to grow and develop into healthy, intelligent, wise, and self-aware human beings.