West Hills Montessori School

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Our Montessori programs meet children’s physical, cognitive and social needs through satisfying the intrinsic curiosity which leads to a lifelong love of learning.

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Students

The following Montessori program options meet children’s individual needs:

  • The Montessori Toddler Program at the Lake Oswego campus serves children ages 15 months to 3 years
  • The Montessori Primary Programs at the Lake Oswego and Vermont Street campuses serve children ages 3 – 6 years
  • The Montessori Elementary Program at the Vermont Street campus serves children ages 6 – 12 years.

Teachers

Our Montessori teachers (guides) offer carefully prepared lessons in which concepts are presented sequentially to lay a strong foundation for future learning and deeper comprehension. Our AMI certified Montessori teachers are trained to oversee your child’s process, assuring a complete experience of the integrated curriculum at every level. Every West Hills teacher, aided by a classroom assistant, upholds Montessori principles by:

  • Protecting every child’s dignity
  • Guiding and nurturing, without imposing the adult will
  • Carefully preparing an environment built around the rituals and routines of a healthy learning community
  • Presenting lessons and activities that illuminate key concepts and lead to self discovery and growth
  • Demonstrating the interconnectedness of life by extending learning beyond the classroom and into nature, the larger community, and the world.
  • Allowing a large measure of liberty, within clearly defined and logical limits of behavior
  • Planning, preparing, and presenting the Montessori curriculum at each level, to meet the child’s natural interest and curiosity while meeting and exceeding the common core standards in education
  • Recognizing one’s own ongoing learning process and continuing to grow personally and professionally.

Curriculum

The Montessori curriculum, which is ungraded and open-ended to allow for individual learning styles and pace, follows your child’s own interest and abilities while at the same time meeting and exceeding the common core standards in education. Montessori teachers (guides) offer carefully prepared lessons in which concepts are presented sequentially to lay a strong foundation for future learning and deeper comprehension. Our AMI certified Montessori teachers are trained to oversee your child’s process, assuring a complete experience of the integrated Montessori curriculum at every level.