THE IVY SCHOOL
A Public Charter Montessori Elementary and Middle School in Portland, Oregon
IMPORTANT INFO FOR THE 2019/2020 YEAR
- The Lottery for the 2019/2020 school year is now open and runs through March 31st. The drawing will be held on April 14th!
- Digital Lottery Application (Preferred Method)
- PDF Lottery Application
- Lottery FAQs PDF
Yes, we still are taking applications for this current year but offer enrollment only if a space becomes available. Visit the Enrollment page for the waitlist application.
Morris Open House (grades 4th-6th) (map): Tuesday, February 19th, 6-7 pm
Prescott Open House (grades 1st-3rd and 7th-8th) (map): Thursday, February 21st, 6-7 pm
UPCOMING EVENTS (visit Bloomz for details)
- February 18th NO School
- February 19th Morris: Lottery Open House
- February 20th: Immunization Exclusion Date
- February 21st Prescott: Lottery Open House
- February 22nd Ivy Community Black History Month
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.
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@theivyschoo
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.