At The Portland Montessori School, we offer children an exceptional education in a well-established school environment that emphasizes peace and respect. Key to our ability to offer this is our professional team of guides (teachers), classroom assistants, program assistants and administrative leadership. All of our guides and most staff members are Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) certified, and most have been with our school for over 10 years. Learn more about our guides and staff here so that you can understand why so many parents entrust our school with their children’s education and well being.
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"I have taught in public schools for the past ten years, including six years in kindergarten, and I can attest that Montessori is different, special, and provides an optimum setting for children's growth and development."
"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."
"Our son sincerely loves his guide, who shows him authentic kindness, warmth, and non-judgmental acceptance. Under her guidance, he has become a self-directed, competent, and curious learner who cares about the world and others around him."
"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."
"If it's true what Maria Montessori said, that the test of the correctness of an educational approach is the happiness of the child, then this school is succeeding beyond our wildest dreams. Both our boys are so happy to go to school and so proud of their work."