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WHAT ARE THE IVY SCHOOL HOURS?
SCHOOL starts at 8 AM and ends at 3 PM
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO ATTEND?
Ivy is tuition-free. However, we have an annual school fee of $300 due at the beginning of each year. This fee helps to cover the cost of field trips, going outs and consumable supplies used by all students throughout the year. These supplies include: pencils, colored pencils, copy, construction and lined paper, glue sticks, erasers, cardstock, dry erase markers, scissors, Scotch tape, composition books, note cards, protractors, compasses, and Kleenex. This fee is also used to help replace and repair our essential Montessori Materials. Your child will NOT be denied supplies, activities or enrollment based on your ability to pay this fee in full.
DOES THE IVY SCHOOL OFFER LUNCH?
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HOW IS THE IVY CHARTER SCHOOL DIFFERENT FROM A TRADITIONAL PUBLIC SCHOOL?
The Ivy School is a state-sponsored public charter school operating independently of The Portland Public School District. Charter schools in Oregon run independently of the traditional public school system and tailor programs to community needs. While some school operations may mirror those of traditional public schools, many policymakers, parents, and educators see
WHAT IS THE MONTESSORI PHILOSOPHY?
HOW MANY CHILDREN ARE THERE IN A CLASSROOM?
WHAT IS A MIXED AGE CLASSROOM ENVIRONMENT LIKE AT THE IVY SCHOOL?
WHAT DOES IVY OFFER STUDENTS?
Integrated with the Montessori approach, Ivy offers physical education, music, art, gardening, and community service opportunities. Classes also take ﬁeld trips throughout the year. The trips are designed to enhance some aspect of study or to take advantage of a community service project. As students become more responsible and interested in particular topics or issues they have “going out” experiences. This involves several students who leave the school with chaperones and use community resources to research a particular topic or issue.
ARE STUDENTS WITH AN IEP (INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN) SERVED AT IVY?
Yes. The Ivy School contracts with Portland Public Schools to provide students with IEPs the support they need from a PPS Special Education teacher as well as a school psychologist, occupational therapist and a speech and language pathologist.