- 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. The Ivy School Equity Code 20-21
- Statement from the Ivy Board in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, the victims of police brutality, and those mourning their loss, as well as others throughout the United States (and the world) who are organizing in protest of systemic racism and advocating for a more equal world.
- OPERATIONAL BLUEPRINT FOR SCHOOL REENTRY 2020-21
EMPOWERING CREATIVE LEARNING IN NORTH PORTLAND
The Ivy School currently serves students from Kindergarten-8th grade in North Portland (contact information).
CURRENT FAMILIES: Go to Parents page for full information :: Quick Links below
- Lunch information
- 2020-2021 School Calendar PDF
- For most other things please refer to Bloomz (your teacher should have sent you an invitation)
PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Go to Enrollment for full information
- The Lottery for the 2021-22 school year is now open. Apply here
- Please use our WAITLIST if you are interested in the possibility of enrolling at Ivy for the 2020/2021 school year
- View Lottery FAQs PDF (en Español). If you have any additional questions about the lottery or enrollment process email firstname.lastname@example.org .
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.
Montessori curricula expand in response to the students’ needs. Traditional curricula are predetermined without regard to student needs.
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.