Applications for tuition assistance are due by April 30th, 2017 for the 2017-2018 school year.
Our annual school auction raises money for our tuition assistance fund which allows us to offer tuition assistance to full day students in both our Primary and Elementary programs. The tuition assistance committee reviews each request on a need-based, case-by-case basis. Currently 15-20% of our students receive tuition assistance.
The application can be found to the left or you can pick up a copy at the front desk. The application can either be emailed to Deidre DeMerritt at email@example.com or you can mail a paper copy to the school (see address below).
The Portland Montessori School
Attn: Deidre DeMerritt - Tuition Assistance
205 NE 50th Ave.
Portland, OR 97213
If you have any questions please email Deidre DeMerritt, the Director of Finance, at firstname.lastname@example.org
"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."
"As parents, our ultimate goal is for our child to make independent, healthy and confident choices so he can be a happy and productive person wherever he is in life. We are thankful he is with Miss Jennifer's elementary class and The Portland Montessori School community, where he is developing those traits."
"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."
"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."