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Oct022012

The Portland Montessori School (fka Providence Montessori School) - profile

*UPDATE:  Providence Montessori School has officially changed its name to The Portland Montessori School.

The Portland Montessori School*, formerly known as Providence Montessori School (PMS) has the distinction of being the first Montessori school west of the Mississippi, started by the Sisters of Charity of Providence in 1962.  The school continues to evolve from its humble beginnings 50 years ago and is no longer run by nuns (nor does it teach a Catholic curriculum, in case you were wondering). Today Providence Montessori goes up to the 4th grade, with 5th and 6th grades being added over the course of the next 2 years. With its green space and play area, Providence Montessori School is situated in the Laurelhurst neighborhood of NE Portland, not too far from the 84 or Burnside.  After talking with folks in the PMS community, here’s what we learned:

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