at Portland's South Waterfront
3626 SW Bond Ave.
Montessori Children's House opened in September 2010 when a group of experienced educators joined to create this beautiful new preschool community in the heart of Portland, Oregon serving children 15 months through 5-6 years of age. The facility was expanded with new construction in summer 2014. We are located in the ground floor of the John Ross Condominium building in the South Waterfront District, directly across the street from Elizabeth Caruthers Park.
Portland's South Waterfront is a community of diverse residents of all ages, a new neighborhood nationally known for its green building practices and diverse mass transit options.
The teachers are trained and certified by the Association Montessori Internationale, the oldest and most rigorous Montessori organization. Head of the school is David Cannon, who has over 30 years of experience in Montessori teaching and administration in the Portland area. (Read staff bios)
We have two classrooms of children 3 years through 6 years old (Montessori Primary). Our toddler community serves children from 15 months through 36 months of age. As of January 2016 we are enrolling for fall of 2016 and have a wait list for earlier unexpected openings.
In addition to the specially prepared environments within the school, we make abundant use of the outdoors. The adjacent park, South Waterfront Community Gardens, and the Willamette Greenway (featuring close-up views of the river and of Ross Island with its heron rookery) are all in close proximity. The children enjoy the park every day, and our own raised beds in the Community Garden get a lot of use in spring, summer, and fall. There are also attractive man-made spaces near the John Ross and adjacent buildings that utilize running rainwater and other natural features to create inviting courtyards for exploration and picnics.
Feel free to contact us for more information. If you fill out the "initial information form," we'll have you on our list for announcements by email.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18
Montessori Children's House opens at 10:15 a.m. today; no Early Arrival. We follow the closure decisions of Portland Public Schools.