Nurturing Curiosity, Guiding Discovery

The Portland Montessori School has a long-standing tradition of educating children for life. Founded in 1962 as Providence Montessori School, we were the first Montessori school in the Pacific Northwest. We offer primary and elementary programs at our Northeast Portland campus that build on a rich history of learning, friendship and community. Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) recognized, and guided by a gifted team of certified professionals, we are committed to helping children develop a lifelong love of learning and cultivating the skills essential to authentic living.

Now Enrolling for Fall 2014

The Portland Montessori School is currently accepting applications for Fall 2014 for children ages 2 1/2 to 12 years. Partial tuition assistance is also available to families who qualify for full day programs in both Primary and Elementary. For more information and to schedule a tour, contact us at

Upcoming Events

Elementary Open House Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:30pm

An evening for parents who are curious about Elementary Montessori education. Join us for a hands-on exploration of “What is Montessori Elementary?” Bring your questions and be ready to roll up your sleeves to...



We're honored to announce that we have received AMI Recognition. Our Primary program has received full recognition and our Elementary program will receive recognition in the fall. This is an affirmation of the important work our students do here and we're very grateful to all the staff and families for helping us achieve this.