Franciscan Montessori Earth School

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  • The Franciscan Montessori Earth School/St. Francis Academy provides students from early childhood through young adolescence the tools to acquire individual fulfillment, academic excellence, moral and spiritual development, confidence and independence for lifelong learning.
  • Through the academic and experiential learning process developed by Maria Montessori, and influenced by the spirituality of St. Francis, students learn to care for and respect themselves, others, and the earth.

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Franciscan Montessori Earth School places among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1977
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students297 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
19%
State avg.: 21%
Students by GradeFranciscan Montessori Earth School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size25 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$7,545
Tuition NotesTuition varies per level, average is the number above.
% on Financial Aid
17%
Average Financial Aid Grant$800
Admissions DirectorSister Therese Gutting

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
SoccerSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.12 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Art, Chess, Computer, Dance, Green Team, Languages, more, Music, Robotics, Scouts, Sports, Yoga

School Notes

  • The Franciscan Montessori Earth School / Saint Francis Academy has been on the leading edge of private Montessori education in Portland, OR for more than 35 years. We are the only accredited pre-K through 8th grade Catholic Montessori school in the Western United States. We serve children ages 2 ½ through 15 on our 10 acre campus in SE Portland. Our Montessori curriculum is individualized, multi-aged and emphasizes ecology, which we view as the study of the interconnectedness of all living things. Our established gardens and close proximity to wilderness enhance our outdoor and environmental programs which include overnight camping trips for elementary and middle school students. We also offer a full complement of programs including before and after school childcare, nutrition, athletics, religion, art and music.
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    All Saints School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 513 students
    5.7 miles
    601 NE Cesar E Chavez Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97232
    (503)236-6205
    5.7 PK-8
    513
  • Portland
    Grades: PK-12 | 756 students
    12.5 miles
    8825 SW Barnes Road
    Portland, OR 97225
    (503)297-1894
    12.5 PK-12
    756
  • Portland
    Grades: PK-7 | 120 students
    6.9 miles
    2120 NE Tillamook
    Portland, OR 97212
    (503)753-4459
    6.9 PK-7
    120
  • Camas
    Camas Montessori School
    Camas Montessori School Photo
    Montessori School (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 61 students
    8.2 miles
    522 NE 23rd Ave.
    Camas, WA 98607
    (360)834-7434
    8.2 PK-K
    61
  • Vancouver
    Grades: PK-K | 97 students
    9.4 miles
    10316 Ne 14th Street
    Vancouver, WA 98664
    (360)256-0872
    9.4 PK-K
    97

School Reviews

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Awesome educational experience for my children focussing on whole body learning -- gardening program, earth experience, camping trips, science fair, drama, all that in additional to basic curriculum. My children learned so much in a respectful way what honors the individuality of each one.
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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $8,836 for elementary schools and $13,705 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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