As a part of each family’s commitment to our school, we request that families contribute their time and expertise through our volunteer hours program. The parent-led volunteer hours team as well as the guides or administrative staff may request assistance on projects such as painting a classroom, chaperoning children on outings, building a labyrinth, or serving on our Parent Advisory Committee (PAC). Parents often discover that these volunteer activities are not only fun, but also help create a stronger sense community within the school.
Each family is required to contribute a minimum of 15 hours (8 hours for single families) of volunteer time per year or pay the equivalent of $20 per hour. We request that 3 of these hours be in support of our annual school auction. We welcome the assistance of extended family members to help you in completing your hours. The school wishes to thank you in advance for your participation in our volunteer hours program.
"I am so happy that my son is spending his kindergarten year in a Montessori environment where his knowledge, self-control, kindness, sense of purpose, and confidence have all grown by leaps and bounds."
"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."
"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."
"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."