Welcome to The Ivy School: a public charter Montessori elementary and middle school

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The Ivy School is a public charter Montessori elementary and middle school located in Portland, Oregon.  We offer a tuition-free Montessori education with Spanish study for students in grades 1-8.

Ivy Teachers in Tree Pose

“Our care of the children should be governed not by the desire to ‘make them learn things,’ but by the endeavor always to keep burning within them the light which is called intelligence.” -Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori schools have a 100-year-old tradition of world-class education through a thoughtfully prepared classroom environment. Students at Ivy engage in math, language arts, social sciences, physical sciences, Spanish language, music, art, physical education, gardening, community service and more. Montessori classrooms are multi-age, allowing each student to work at their individual level and to become mentors in their classroom community. Students engage in subjects and materials in meaningful ways by following their natural curiosities. This fosters independence, personal responsibility, creative problem solving and care for the world around them.


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Every student of The Ivy School will be given equal educational opportunities regardless of age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, disability and marital status. The Ivy School may not limit student admission based on ethnicity, national origin, race, religion,disability, gender, income level, proficiency in English language or athletic ability, but may limit admission to students within a given age group or grade level.