Thank you for visiting our Chamber of Commerce page! As the gateway to the world’s very first park, Gardiner Montana has a huge influx of visitors throughout the year. However, we strive to maintain a small town feeling, and rely on this community for our well-being. A well-rounded education is a high priority for us--the North Yellowstone community. To that end, we’ve created the North Yellowstone Education Foundation (NYEF). NYEF seeks to enhance our school's gold star reputation and support the Gardiner Public School's mission of being a community learning center where students will acquire basic life skills built on an academic foundation, become contributing citizens, cultivate a life- long desire to learn, and develop individual talents and abilities.
But we also want to do more than that! Our mission includes working with the community to build sustainable support and enhance innovative educational opportunities for students, teachers and community members in partnership with Gardiner Public Schools. Having such a small infrastructure in our town, we have always used our school as a hub for community members with and without children. The multi-purpose room, gymnasium, and ball fields are used publicly as a community center, performance venue and for community sports.
Innovative programming has enhanced our reputation across the state as offering an especially well-rounded, world-class education. We seek to establish partnerships that will allow the school building, our amazing Gardiner Public School staff, course electives and extracurriculars to continue functioning at an exceptional level, keeping our students and community engaged while sensibly dealing with present and forthcoming budget shortfalls.
The North Yellowstone Education Foundation vision is working hard to provide sustainable support for Gardiner Public Schools through fundraising, volunteerism, and community collaboration. We trust that you will appreciate the unique community spirit in our tiny town nestled in the Gardiner valley. Please consider visiting our website to learn about ways you can help us reach our goals. Have a great time in Gardiner!