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Time to hit the books

It’s been a long time since anyone on this side of the blog has set foot in school as a student, but we can’t help it – school’s back in session and we’re brimming with excitement. Maybe it’s the shopping for school supplies or new clothes, or the thought of a new teacher bringing out our child’s potential. The promise of another school year puts a smile on our faces.

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Sunstone Montessori School - profile

Sunstone Montessori is a small (total enrollment: 150) AMI accredited private school housed in two sites in SW Portland near Multnomah Village.  The Children’s House, at the Multnomah village location, houses the preschoolers through kindergarten age kids.  The other two levels - Lower Elementary for 1st through 3rd graders and Upper Elementary for 4th through 6th graders – are nestled at the Shattuck campus in a residential neighborhood a mile and a half away.   

The Half-Full Scoop

Let’s start with community:  Fully 20 people submitted rave profiles about Sunstone to us, which says quite a lot about the enthusiasm felt amongst families there!  Descriptors such as “respectful, supportive, and compassionate” were used over and again, showing a collective positive energy that is no doubt palpable if you attend one of the frequent school events, parent education sessions, or the annual school camping trip.  New families gave high marks to the school for making them feel at home, and quite a few parents commented on the common values of limiting screen time,

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