at Portland's South Waterfront
3626 SW Bond St.
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 years of age. 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 sound environmental planning, green building, and energy conservation.
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 25 years of experience in Montessori teaching and administration in the Portland area.
We have two classrooms of children 3 years through 5-1/2 years old. We currently have openings at this level. Our toddler community (ages 15 - 36 mos.) is full, but we are enrolling for fall 2013 and keeping a waiting list for the current school year.
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.