Welcome to Ruder Elementary

Welcome to Ruder Elementary.  We are located at 1500 12th Avenue West in Columbia Falls, Montana.  Ruder Elementary’s enrollment is approximately 475 students in grades kindergarten through fifth.  

At Ruder Elementary, we are committed to providing a safe, positive, and rich learning environment for our students.   We strive to reach each student's individual, academic and emotional needs through a variety of research based programs. We promote excellence and believe every child CAN learn when given a caring environment and teachers who believe in their ability to succeed. 

Please FAX record requests to 406-892-6563.  Thank you!

School Hours: 8:25-3:25 except Wednesday which is 8:25-2:25

Accessibility & Nondiscrimination

The District is committed to ensuring accessibility of its websites for students, parents, and members of the community with disabilities.  All pages on the District's website will conform to the W3C WAI's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0, Level AA conformance, or updated equivalents.

Under District developed 
administrative procedures, students, parents, and members of the public may present a complaint regarding a violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Section 504 related to the accessibility of any official District web presence which is developed by, maintained by, or offered through the District or third-party vendors and open sources. 

What's Happening



Interested in the Wildcat Garden Summer Camp? 

Students entering grades K-8 are welcome to participate. Please register by picking up a form available at Ruder, Glacier Gateway or CFJH. Submit by June 8th. For questions, please email a_prathivadi@cfmtschools.net.


Free gardening workshops at the Wildcat Garden this summer! More details on workshops available at the ImagineIf Libraries website: http://imagineiflibraries.org.

June 2nd - Into the Garden We Go! Columbia Falls Jr. High School Wildcat Garden

August 4th - All About Compost. 9-11 am, Columbia Falls Jr. High School Wildcat Garden

Sept 29 - Harvesting Your Seeds. 9-11 am, Columbia Falls Jr. High School Wildcat Garden

Cat Tracks

2018 - 2019
Printable calendar is now available in the Quick Links.


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