2021Welcome


  • 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
  • Ivy School Resolution
  • 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

BUILDING HOURS (current)

The application for our 2021/2022 Children’s House is now open. Please fill out this form to apply.

PROSPECTIVE FAMILIES: Go to Enrollment for full information

    • The Lottery for the 2021-22 school year is now CLOSED.
    • PLEASE use the Post-Lottery Waitlist to be added to our waitlist for next school year 2021/2022 or if you are interested in the possibility of enrolling at Ivy for this current school year 2020/2021
    • View Lottery FAQs PDF (en Español). If you have any additional questions about the lottery or enrollment process email enrollment@theivyschool.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.

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.