Welcome to The Ivy School: a public charter Montessori elementary and middle school

The  Ivy Middle School Fremont Classroom has openings for students in grades 7 and 8!

The Ivy  Middle School is unique among middle schools. 40 seventh and eighth grade students work together in adjoining open and bright classrooms with two teachers and an assistant. Students access Common Core aligned curriculum in Math and Language Arts  in small groups of ten to fifteen students. Students also engage in small group active learning in History, Science, Health, Arts, Music and Physical Education.

Ivy Middle School students participate in several community based learning opportunities – from partnerships with the Portland State Philosophy Department and Mercy Corps to Opal Creek and the Columbia Slough Watershed, just to name a few.

If you are looking for an engaging and caring school community for your adolescent contact us, we’d love the opportunity to  talk with you!

Contact Amy Stuhr, Prescott Campus Support Coordinator, amys@theivyschool.com.

You want ice cream – you want ONE LOVE!

Aaron Nigel-Smith, our very own Right Brain Artist in Residence, in collaboration with Ziggy Marley and Ben and Jerry’s has launched this new flavor for an amazing cause.  Proceeds from every pint of One Love support the One Love Youth Camp in St. Ann, Jamaica.One Love Youth Camp empowers Jamaican youth through art, music, and creative expression. Each year, fifty 13- to 17-year-olds from underserved areas of Jamaica come together for workshops, performances, and the chance to express themselves in ways they often never thought possible. The experience is life-changing, and campers leave feeling inspired and emboldened.

The Ivy School Morris Campus

New Seasons Flash Mob with Aaron Nigel Smith

2017 Ivy Summer Camps 

Ivy School Summer Camps are open to any student who will be in  grades 1- 8

in 2017-18 and who resides in the Portland Public School District Boundaries.

                     camp dates and details: 2017-Ivy-Summer-Camp-Enrollment-Packet V2.Fill

Instructions for completing the application electronically:
1. download the attached Ivy Summer Camp application packet
2. save the Ivy Summer Camp application packet as “your child’s full name. summer camp”
3. open the file from the saved location on your computer
4. complete the form
5. save the form again
6. return the form as an attachment to afterschool@theivyschool.org


The Ivy School is a public charter Montessori elementary and middle school located in Portland, Oregon.  We offer a tuition-free Montessori education  for students in grades 1-8.


“Our care of the children should be governed not by the desire to ‘make them learn things,’ but by the endeavor always to keep burning within them the light which is called intelligence.” -Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori schools have a 100-year-old tradition of world-class education through a thoughtfully prepared classroom environment. Students at Ivy engage in math, language arts, social sciences, physical sciences, music, art, physical education, gardening, community service and more.

Montessori classrooms are multi-age, allowing each student to work at their individual level and to become mentors in their classroom community. Students engage in subjects and materials in meaningful ways by following their natural curiosities. This fosters independence, personal responsibility, creative problem solving and care for the world around them.


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.