"As a relative latecomer to the Montessori philosophy and Montessori school, we feared that our 4 ½ year old son might have trouble adjusting after his relatively unstructured day-care experience. However, every adult and child encountered in his new school has contributed to his ongoing joyous, curious, loving, active, and thoughtful experience of education."
The Portland Montessori School offers a variety of programs, including our primary, also referred to as Children's House which guides children according to the Montessori method of education. Our Children's House program serves children aged 2 1/2 to 6.
Our expanding elementary program currently serves students in grades 1 through 6. Both programs are five days per week, Monday through Friday. Please download our Program Summary form for more detailed information. Our low student to teacher ratio in both programs ensures that each child receives the individualized guidance they need to reach their fullest potential.
We also offer before and after school enrichment as well as holiday camps to help parents whose workday extends beyond school hours. During the summer, the school runs Camp Vida, a summer camp with a variety of experiences designed for primary aged students.