THE IVY SCHOOL

A Public Charter Montessori Elementary and Middle School in Portland, Oregon

Welcome


Important End Of The Year Message From Nikki Jones The Executive Director
Operational Blueprint for Reentry for School Year 2020-21 PDF


EMPOWERING CREATIVE LEARNING IN NORTH  PORTLAND

The Ivy School currently serves students from Kindergarten-8th grade in North Portland (contact information).


NEW this year! Children’s House serving 3, 4 and 5 year old children. Please sign up to let us know you are interested.

CURRENT FAMILIES: Go to For Families for full information :: Quick Links below

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Go to Enrollment for full information

    • The Lottery Drawing for the 2020-21 school year is complete and the Lottery Application for 2020/2021 is now CLOSED.
    • Please use our WAITLIST if you are interested in the possibility of enrolling at Ivy for the 2020/2021 school year
    • View FAQ and if you have any additional questions about the lottery or enrollment process email enrollment@theivyschool.org .

 

EQUITY @ IVY

The Ivy School Community—leadership, teachers, staff, parents, and students—maintain an active, anti-racist/anti-bias stance and, as part of this work, examine and challenge our own experiences, biases, and assumptions. We sponsor an Equity Team to take meaningful steps toward educational equity and offering opportunities for social justice learning to the community throughout the year . Click here to view the entire Equity Code.Operational Blueprint for Reentry for School Year 2020-21

Ivy’s Capital Campaign


WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT

Ivy has found a new home at 5420 N. Interstate Avenue! It’s clear that this is the perfect place and the perfect time for the community to come together under one roof to learn, grow and thrive.


THE LOVE OF LEARNING

Montessori curricula are intended to appeal to the child’s innate hunger for knowledge. Children learn to love learning. Traditional curricula focus on standardized test performance and grades. Children learn because it is mandatory.

ADAPTABLE CURRICULA

Montessori curricula expand in response to the students’ needs. Traditional curricula are predetermined without regard to student needs.

AGE GROUPS

In Montessori schools, “grade-levels” are flexible and determined by the child’s developmental range. In traditional schools, grade levels are more strictly defined by age within a twelve-month period.