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
"Yesterday my second grader added 61 plus 61 in her head and she's zipping through the Harry Potter series. So while the school doesn’t measure her progress with test scores, I can see how much she has learned, but more importantly, I can see and feel her excitement about learning."
"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."
"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."
"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."