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.
"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!"
"What takes me aback every day is the exceptional commitment of every single staff member to the nurturing environment that this school provides. The care, understanding, and compassion that they show is and unwavering and is unique to each and every child."
"We've been a part of this amazing community for seven years. Not only are our children getting a fabulous education, but they receive personal care and attention every single day."
"Our son's vocabulary, spelling, reading and social skills have grown by leaps and bounds under the Montessori method."
"When our son started kindergarten at The Portland Montessori School, his behavior problems stopped almost immediately. That’s because he had interesting, engaging work to do. He’s so proud to show us the work he’s done when we pick him up after school."