About West Hills Montessori School

This place feels just the same as I remember it.

We hear this often from former West Hills’ students enrolling their own children in our program. It always makes us smile because the story of West Hills Montessori is about multiple generations stepping into the same vision.

We opened our first Montessori classroom in 1968, in what has come to be known as the “Little Red Schoolhouse” on SW Vermont Street in Portland.

We opened our Lake Oswego campus in 2003, a beautiful facility in the West Lake neighborhood, right off I-5.

Breaking ground on the West Bldg

We are a rich and diverse learning community. Today more than 200 children, from Toddler through Elementary, are enrolled at our two campuses. We have attracted a dedicated and talented team of faculty and staff who bring diverse backgrounds and experience to their work.

As one of the oldest Montessori programs in Oregon, West Hills has for decades provided the highest quality educational experiences for our students, while spreading awareness and helping to build and support the regional Montessori community.  Founder, Nancy Hildick, was instrumental in bringing AMI Montessori Teacher Training to Portland in 1979 and we continue to host teachers in training from the Montessori Institute NW during each school year. All West Hills teachers are certified by the Association Montessori Internationale. West Hills Montessori School Vermont Campus

Over the years our classrooms have multiplied but our mission has remained the same. Generations of children have passed through our doors and gone on to succeed in secondary school and in life. This is our proud legacy. We’re honored to have earned your trust, and look forward to many more years offering the exceptional learning experiences upon which lifelong success is built.