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.
2017-2018 Community Connections Dates
Friday, November 17th 2017
Monday, February 12th 2018
Friday, May 25th 2018
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Our son's vocabulary, spelling, reading and social skills have grown by leaps and bounds under the Montessori method."
"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."