Our school campus, located at 205 NE 50th Ave, offers convenient access to many Portland-area families. The school building includes eight large classrooms and three large studios, where our children enjoy an engaging and family friendly year round enrichment program. We also enjoy regular use of a large basketball gym, sports court, several meeting and event rooms at the adjacent church.
A highlight for many children at our school is our large, private and tree-filled playground. Students enjoy the spacious grassy area, garden, tree house, gazebo, a boat for imaginative play, and covered area and many natural features like stumps and boulders.
To ensure that your children are safe while in our care, our school building and playground are passcode-protected. A parking lot across the street from the building and plentiful on-street parking provide convenient parking for both staff and parents.
The Portland Montessori School Library is located in Room 213, right across the hall from the Magnolia Room.
It houses over 1500 books: a large section of fiction, non-fiction and picture books for younger readers, chapter books for older readers and an entire wall of research/non-fiction books for elementary students. Subjects covered in the research section include geography, botany, physics, geology, biology, history, biographies, arts and zoology.
Parent volunteers maintain the library by checking books back in, re-shelving books, adding and cataloging new books and keeping the space tidy.
Who Uses The Library?
Primary guides can take their students into the library during school hours and can help them check out books. Lower and upper elementary students are free to use the library during school hours and are responsible for checking out their own books. Parents may also visit the library with their children after school and help them with check out.
How To Check Out Books
Take the card from the back of the book and write the Date and your Room Number and Name. Place the card in the card box located near the library entrance. Please return books in 1 week to the basket located at entrance.
Please be respectful to others while in the library.
Please clean up after yourself.
Primary students can put books to be re-shelved in the appropriate basket near the entrance.
Elementary students should use the new shelf markers while browsing and return books to their proper place on the shelf.
"My second grade daughter, in her fifth year with The Portland Montessori School, constantly surprises me with the lessons she brings home. Last week, after the whole class spent 3 days in Opal Creek, she showed me the impact of a clearcut on a variety of plant and animal species."
"At The Portland Montessori School, our kids learn to use buttons, tie their shoes, juice an orange, crack nuts and cut bananas, clean up after themselves, identify odd and even numbers, sew, set their place at the table, pour their own milk, understand the value of numbers into the thousands, and identify continents and countries on a map—and have fun doing it all!"
"I could write an essay on how my daughter joined PMS in the last year and graduated from her primary class reading chapter books and doing long addition and subtraction with multiple numbers. She’s well beyond her kindergarten peers, and my younger son's pride in his work and love of learning has grown beyond expectation."
"I am so happy that my son is spending his kindergarten year in a Montessori environment where his knowledge, self-control, kindness, sense of purpose, and confidence have all grown by leaps and bounds."
"We always knew that our daughter’s curiosity and tenacity led her to love exploration and learning, but since she’s been with The Portland Montessori School we've seen her develop personally in ways we hadn't imagined. She is all the better for the love, respect, friendship and encouragement she receives there."