Have your little explorer come to Preschool at the Zoo!


MARNIE EMOND is a certified teacher with over ten years of experience teaching preschool. She has a Masters Degree in Education, and her interest and focus has been on teaching preschool children. She enjoys the enthusiasm and wonder young children have for learning new things. She believes the zoo and the animals are a great platform to foster a love of school and learning in students.


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2021-2022 Classes


Kindergarten Prep 4 & 5 year olds

M-T-Th-F @ 9:00am – 12:00pm

$300 per month for new students.

$290 per month for return students.


4 & 5 Year Olds

M-W-F @ 12:30pm – 3:30pm

$250 per month for new students

$240 per month for return students.


3-4-5 Year Olds

T-Th @ 12:30pm – 3:30pm

$200 per month for new students.

$190 per month for return students.


3 Year Olds

Wednesdays @ 9:00am – 11:30am

$90 per month


  • Must be a ZooMontana Member to enroll.
  • A copy of your Zoo membership card must be attached to your registration form.
  • Nonrefundable ZooSchool Registration Fee is $50.00 ($25.00 for returning students) payable to: “ZooSchool” and must also be attached to your registration form.

 Additional Information

  • For ALL classes, each child is required to have a parent helper in the preschool classroom for one class time each month. (If you cannot be a parent helper once a month, the tuition is $20.00 more each month.)
  • September tuition is due by August 10, 2021 and is non refundable.
  • Tuition for Oct – May is due on the 20th of each prior month.
  • A late fee of $20.00 is due with any late payment from the 21st-31st. A $50.00 late fee is implemented if the payment is received after the 1st.
  • Children MUST be toilet trained.
  • Maximum enrollment of 12 students per class.
  • New student registration begins March 1st for the next school year.
  • All parents will be expected to participate in a ZooSchool fundraiser for ZooMontana.

Things to do and learn at ZooSchool

  • See and learn about the animals
  • Talk to the Zoo Keepers
  • Help with behind the scenes
  • Learn our ABC’s and colors
  • Learn our Numbers and Counting
  • Learn the Pledge of Allegiance
  • Read stories and sing songs
  • Play on the playground
  • Play with toys
  • Feed animals that can be fed by children
  • Celebrate Holidays
  • Have special programs
  • Plant seeds
  • Eat snacks
  • Make art projects

For more information, email zooschoolmt@yahoo.com or call 406-670-4789

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