The Campus


Sussex School is located in the heart of Missoula on 2.5 acres, central to many neighborhoods in Missoula. Sussex features six main classroom buildings and our newest structure features seven new classrooms and is the first LEED-certified school building in the state of Montana. Construction of this “green” building affirms our school’s values of conservation and environmental stewardship, while demonstrating the benefits of eco-conscious design. Elements include solar panels, locally sourced wood, low-no toxicity paints and finishes, low-flow plumbing, energy efficient windows, solar tubes and radiant heat in the floors.

Our classrooms include a science lab, an acoustically-designed music room, a full kitchen, a full stage, and smart boards to enhance learning. Our campus includes a historic building, a courtyard, an edible school yard, a soccer field, a basketball court, play structures and the infamous ditch, home to the end-of-year water fight and central to recess play during the warm months.


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"The feeling that each child’s voice matters, that kids are smart enough to have a say in their own education, that everyone learns differently and shouldn’t be expected to learn in a one size fits all model, that elementary school is about learning how to get along with others, how to work together, and how to figure out how best YOU learn. These are the things that I come back to when I think about my awesome preschool through eighth grade years."

– Brette Pedrick ’92