"I remember being very impressed when not only my son's guide, but the entire school staff knew my son's name, obviously cared about him, and were beginning to know his individual personality. Four years later, when our second son started, we experienced the same thing!"
The Portland Montessori School, formerly Providence Montessori School, has a 50-year history of educating Portland’s children according to the Montessori educational method. Located in Northeast Portland, just one block north of East Burnside Street, our campus offers a convenient location for many Portland-area neighborhoods.
We currently serve approximately 135 students with our thriving primary program for ages 2 1/2 through 6 and our growing elementary program for grades 1 through 5. We also offer before and after care as well as holiday and summer camp. Our main school hours are from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM, with before and after care hours extending the day from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Mary Hicks serves as the Head of School. During her tenure, she has expanded the elementary program to include upper elementary grades. She also helped shepherd the school’s smooth and successful transition to independent, non-profit status. The school officially became The Portland Montessori School on January 1, 2013.
Our guides, head of school and most staff members are certified by the Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) to ensure we guide our students using internationally recognized standards of educational excellence.