Just as Maria Montessori emphasized that students engage in the community, whether local, national or global, our school community extends its reach well beyond the school campus through volunteer activities and donations. We run food and book drives that benefit families and children in need, make cards for the elderly and medically fragile children, collect gifts for children in need over the holidays and conduct other similar volunteer and philanthropic activities.
2016-2017 Community Connections Dates
Friday, September 30th 2016
Friday, October 21st 2016
Friday, November 18th 2016
Friday, December 16th 2016
Friday, January 27th 2017
Friday, February 24th 2017
Friday, March 24th 2017
Friday, April 28th 2017
Friday, May 26th 2017
"The Portland Montessori School has given my children such an appreciation for learning and an extensive fund of knowledge. It has been a nurturing, appropriately challenging environment for them to reach their potential."
"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!"
"The outdoor play area offered at The Portland Montessori School is by far the best we saw in the city, and is a daily source of inspiration for imaginative play for our son. It is a beautiful, secluded-feeling wonderland and the children use it daily, rain or shine!"
"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."
"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."