School CLOSED on Thursday, December 8 (both campuses)

Based on the weather forecasts we have decided to CLOSE both campuses tomorrow (Thursday, December 8). The forecasts indicate we will experience a significant weather event during the day, with snow arriving mid-morning. It is expected that tomorrow’s storm will be an unusually strong one, with the possibility of snow accumulating quickly, road conditions deteriorating […]

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Preschool: The Montessori Advantage (January 2017 events for prospective parents)

Interested in learning more about our Montessori primary program for children ages 3-6? We hope you can join our staff for one of these informative and engaging parent education events. *Please note these are parent only events Wednesday, January 25, 6:30-7:30pm, Vermont Street Campus Thursday, January 26, 6:30-7:30pm, Lake Oswego Campus

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Upcoming Open House (SW Campus) Wednesday, December 7! Limited space available for the current school year!

We hope your family can join us at the Vermont Street Campus in SW Portland for an upcoming Open House! We currently have limited 9:00-1:00 and 9:00-3:00 availability at our Vermont Street campus. Tour our campus, visit a classroom and meet our staff. Children are welcome! Wednesday, December 7 6:00-7:00pm Vermont Street Campus (4920 SW Vermont […]

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Kely Hale

Three Tools of Responsibility in the Elementary Classroom

Kelly Hale joined our community in 2014. She is the Lower Elementary guide in the Cedar Room. Here, Kelly describes the Three Tools of Responsibility that support the elementary students developing independence and love of learning: Fostering a sense of independence is a common theme throughout all stages of Montessori education.   Dr. Maria Montessori developed […]

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Supporting Your Toddler’s Independence at Home

“Help me do it by myself!”  is the mantra of the Toddler. Our Montessori Toddler classroom environment and our outdoor garden spaces are uniquely prepared to meet the needs of toddlers who are enthusiastically acquiring new levels of independence every day. As they continually gain independence in self-care and in contributing to their communities at […]

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Conscious, Mindful, Playful Parenting with Jean Wright, MEd, LMT, LPC

Attention Vermont Street and Lake Oswego families — you’re  invited to enroll  our Spring Parenting Series! Conscious, Mindful, Playful Parenting with Jean Wright This small group setting provides one on one parenting consultation and guidance from our parenting expert, Jean Wright.  Discussion centers around the real-life situations that arise for you as a parent. Each session […]

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Montessori Elementary Curriculum and the Common Core Standards

Our Montessori approach to education differs significantly from traditional approaches in that ours is a time-proven tradition based upon the scientific study of how children learn.  With its 100 year record of success, our Elementary curriculum is richly integrated, diverse and dynamic, and it is research-based. In her book, Montessori: The Science behind the Genius, […]

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Primary Parent Event – Fostering the Love of Language

Fostering the Love of Language in the Primary Classroom Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 -8:00pm, Lake Oswego Campus Join us for an interactive evening to learn more about the progression of the Language materials for your child in the Primary classroom.  Sandpaper letters, moveable alphabet and so much more!     Complimentary child care offered for pre-registered […]

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Primary Parent Event – The Magic of Mathematics

The Magic of Mathematics in the Primary Classroom Tuesday, Nov. 17, 6:30-8:00pm, Vermont Street Campus We hope you can join us for the special evening as we journey through the Math area in the Primary classroom.  Spindle boxes, golden beads, stamp game and more!!   Complimentary child care offered for pre-registered currently enrolled children ages 3-11 […]

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