THE IVY SCHOOL

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

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Ivy School is to offer a Montessori education to inspire children of diverse backgrounds to be lifelong, independent learners who value responsibility and embody peace.

Vision

Ivy School students will engage in a dynamic Montessori curriculum, which allows for exploration of the world around them. Through creative and challenging multi-sensorial instruction, Ivy School students will develop critical thinking skills necessary to be global citizens. The Ivy School educators are reflective by implementing best practices through Montessori philosophy and materials, state standards, authentic assessment, and student interest. By partnering with parents and the community, The Ivy School will be a safe place where all students can learn.

EMPOWERING CREATIVE LEARNING AT TWO CAMPUSES IN NORTHEAST PORTLAND

The Ivy School currently serves students from 1st-8th grade at two campuses in NE Portland. Maps: NE Prescott and NE Morris.

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.

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, gender identity, sexual orientation, income level, proficiency in English language or athletic ability, but may limit admission to students within a given age group or grade level.

For more information please view our Policies and Nondiscrimination Policy. To communicate with our Title IX Coordinator Amy Stuhr please call her at 503-288-8820 or email her amy.stuhr@theivyschool.org.

WHAT IS MONTESSORI?

The basic idea in the Montessori philosophy of education is that all children carry unseen within themselves the person they will become. In order to develop their unique physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual powers to the fullest, they must have freedom; a freedom achieved through order and self-discipline.

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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.