Welcome to Pioneer Elementary School

Educating Children Since 1905

Call: 406-373-5357 • 1937 Dover Road • Billings, MT 59105 • Map Locator Here

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Our small, independent school located north-east of Billings Heights has been providing students with a personalized and quality education since 1905. Pioneer School serves students in grades kindergarten through the eighth grade, averaging approximately 60 students per year.

Pioneer Elementary School offers a unique and outstanding educational start for young children, preparing them for the breadth and depth of learning opportunities that await them. We have a full array of classroom technology tools that help to transform students learning; creating new possibilities for exploring and sharing knowledge. In addition, our curriculum and programs support social and emotional growth, strengthening our mission to help all students become successful learners, caring individuals, and responsible citizens.

Vision Statement:

The vision at Pioneer Elementary School is to prepare and motive our students for a rapidly changing world through the collaboration and continuous learning of every school community member. Pioneer Elementary will be a place of excellence where all students are engaged in high quality, real-world learning. A professional and highly motivated staff, in partnership with parents, will encourage all children to achieve their full potential and become responsible citizens who are lifelong learners.

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning” — Benjamin Franklin

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Our Mission

Mission Statement:

At Pioneer Elementary School, we believe that all children can and will learn.

Our mission is to provide a total dynamic educational system centered around student success, personal development, and preparation for life. We are committed to providing each student with optimal, individualized learning opportunities so that they can reach their full potential.

  1. The staff works and shares as a collaborative team.
  2. Each student experiences success feels cared for and positive about their involvement at Pioneer Elementary School.
  3. Teachers are motivated, enthusiastic, and seek to experience continued professional growth and learning.
  4. We provide an environment which is orderly, safe, inviting and stimulating.
  5. Our parental community feels welcomed and valued as full participants
    in their child's education.
  6. The leadership is supportive, encouraging, and fosters positive changes.


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