From our friends at Franciscan Montessori Earth School
The Franciscan Montessori Earth School has been on the leading edge of Montessori education since 1977. As an accredited pre-K through grade 8 Catholic Montessori school, they serve children ages 2 ½ to 14 from the greater Portland-Vancouver area.
The Earth School’s Montessori curriculum is individualized, multi-aged and thoughtfully guided to match each student’s needs. The staff respects each student’s learning style and academic, spiritual, emotional and physical needs. They know they are successful when they see a confident student, ready to explore, creatively problem solve and express concern for others.
The Earth School is operated by the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist. Their integrated curriculum spans the formative years and is based on the academic and experiential learning process developed by Dr. Maria Montessori and on the spirituality of St. Francis.
At The Franciscan Montessori Earth School, with gradually increasing independence, children learn to care for and respect themselves, others, and the Earth. Students are guided to learn about their world, first in their own classroom gardens and eventually through overnight Earth Experience trips and even foreign exchange programs.