Welcome from the Head of Schools

by | Jan 13, 2022

Welcome to the Big Sky Discovery Academy in Big Sky, Montana. 

Discovery Academy has a stellar reputation for providing robust and diverse educational options in our community. We strive to build upon this foundation by focusing on growing our school and improving our programming to meet the needs of our students and their families.

My guiding principle as your Head of Schools is the belief that at Discovery Academy, every child can and will attain the education and skills necessary to discover their potential and achieve their dreams. We work relentlessly to develop a pathway for every student that aligns with their aspirations. We cultivate a growth mindset mentality that allows room for mistakes and is built upon the simple but profound concept that passion and perseverance equal achievement. As a result, our students have a bright and promising future ahead.

Our teachers and leadership team have and will continue to create a culture that places our students first; you win with people. I think we have some of the best educators in the field. Their dedication and the work they put into meeting the various needs of our students every day is the heart of our program.

At Discovery Academy, we care about each student. We believe all children can learn and grow when given the proper support and tools. We believe our school must continue to be a safe place where students are engaged, embraced, and encouraged to excel. We strive to provide an environment where learning is student-centered and built upon developing skills needed to thrive in the real world: resilience, problem-solving, teamwork, communication, collaboration, creativity, and care. We envision a school where a child’s learning needs are never second to a test score.

In closing, feel free to reach out to my team or me if we can assist. Delivering excellence is our top priority, and I look forward to working together to ensure Discovery Academy remains an excellent educational option for those who seek it. Again, I welcome the opportunity to serve you and this incredible community. I am excited to see what is to come, and I hope you are too.

All the best,
Mr. Scott Poloff, M. Ed.