Student Life Experience

people making cookiesStudents who live in the Cottages at MSDB have access to experiences that facilitate academic and social-emotional growth. There are many after-school clubs and activities in which students may participate, including:

  • Academic Bowl
  • Cane Club
  • Eagle Mount
  • Expressions of Silence (EOS)
  • Flying Hooves Club
  • Jogging Jokers
  • NAD
  • Special Olympics
  • Sports (at East Middle School, Great Falls High School, or Great Falls Central Catholic – depending on the sport)
  • Student Council
  • Visually Impaired Performers

Day students are welcomed to attend the Cottage program with permission from the Student Life Director until the after-school club or activities begin. Clubs operate on an as-requested basis.

tables in cafeteriaThroughout the school year, there are special events and activities for residential students. The Student Life Program celebrates each student’s birthday by hosting a monthly birthday party. Each cottage plans their own special outings throughout the year. Other Student Life events include:

  • Attending a University of Montana Griz Game – thanks to Griz Kids and the MSDB Foundation
  • Special Labor Day and Memorial Day activities
  • Annual Super Bowl party
  • Weekend Lunchners – a special late lunch/early dinner
  • Attending open captioned movies
  • Student Council end of the year trip
  • Student Council fundraiser dinners
  • Formal dinners for Thanksgiving, Christmas/Winter, and Easter/Spring
  • Cat/Griz game competitions
  • So much more

For more information about our Residential Student Life Program, please contact:

  • Student Life Director at 406-771-6120 (voice) or 406-205-0001 (videophone).