We are currently accepting applicants for Fall 2017-2018
During the enrollment process, one of our main goals is to help you discover if our school, its culture and way of educating your child are a good fit for your child and family. We also want to make sure your child will thrive personally and educationally at our school. To do that, we spend a little time getting to know you and your child, and give you the opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our school.
Although we wish we could provide every applicant admission to our school, we give precedence to families with children who are currently enrolled in our school. We also strive to maintain a balance of age ranges and gender in our mixed-age classrooms to create a healthy, thriving community.
Visit our How It Works page to learn more about our admissions and enrollment process. We also recommend that you attend one of our open houses for our primary or elementary programs. Dates are listed on our Open House page or you may contact Jessica, our Director of Admissions at 503-688-2993 for more information.
"The Portland Montessori School is a school with a heart. Each year, parents raise money to sustain scholarships that make the dream of a Montessori education a reality for families who could not otherwise afford it. That shows the true spirit of community at our school."
"Having entered our third full year at what is now The Portland Montessori School, we have been moved by not only Mr. Curt, whom Beck looks up to a great deal and thinks is the smartest person in the world, but also by the entire staff’s commitment to each child’s development."
"The school community at The Portland Montessori School creates a truly inspiring environment that is nurturing and encourages independence and a desire to learn. We see the results of this in our daughter every day."
"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."
"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."