McKenzie Montessori Institute is located in Springfield, Oregon with easy freeway access and minutes to Eugene. McKenzie Montessori Institute is a private, independent, non-profit educational facility for children 6 weeks to 12 years.
Our current programs include: Infant/Toddler, Montessori Preschool & Kindergarten, Elementary On-line Tech Support, Quality childcare for before and after programs and for most public school closure days. See our calendar page for more information.

Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-2
  • Students: 77 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-2
Summer School Offered

Student Body

Total Students
77 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Mckenzie Montessori Institute Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
1 teacher

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Cost varies depending on program and schedule. Call for more details.
Admissions Director
Jessica Justman


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
Field Trips

School Notes

  • Our goal is to educate the whole child through the Montessori approach which addresses the intellectual, social, emotional and physical needs of the child.  Our programs feature:
  • *Warm, open classroom that offer hands-on opportunities for self paced, individualized exploration.
  • *Montessori trained and certified teachers who care about students and their families.
  • *Diverse, rigorous curriculum that cultivates a life-long love of learning.
  • * Small class sizes with excellent student to teacher ratios.
  • *The opportunity to explore many subjects and concepts not generally covered in more traditional programs.
  • *A focus on the whole child including teaching children concepts such as grace & courtesy, independent thinking skills, non violent communication, cultural awareness, Spanish, American Sign Language, and much more!

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
I absolutely love the Montessori model & Mckenzie Montessori has an amazing staff to boot! I have all 3 of my boys at this school and gladdened be happier. Every day I pick my 6-year-olds up, they are beyond excited to tell me about their day & what they learned! I highly recommend McKenzie Montessori to anyone with young children, especially if they get bored easily or struggle to keep up- this is the place they will thrive!
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All 3 of my young kids go to this school. It`s super convenient to have different ages go to the same place. My 2 y/o is developing his speech, manners, and social skills nicely. My older kids are reading beyond their grade level, they excel in geography, and they are proficient in math now. The teachers are very effective and the results are clear.
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Great school, great staff, great friends. My son had learned so much because of this school. He had made great long-term friendships here as well. He's been there since he was 8 months old and I plan to keep him through kindergarten. Definitely recommend for parents looking for more than a daycare, but a place that does hands on education.
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Our daughter has been going to McKenzie Montessori since Nov 2020. She had been though a lot of transitions prior to that and since we were new to town during the pandemic with both parents working; we knew she needed an in person option for kindergarten so we were happy to find this school. They offer drop off as early as 7:30am and pickups as late as 5:30pm which helps with the demanding schedules we have. They serve snacks and meals so we don`t have to worry about packing lunches. We love the montessori model of learning- with the pandemic, it's been important that each child is challenged at the level they`re on. She quickly made friends and has been enjoying the teachers and the school since she started. Her teachers have gone out of their way to make her feel important and have even sent her home with gifts! The area in which I see room for improvement would be in communication. I`m not sure who to talk to about what and I don`t get a lot of feedback about her learning progress. In contrast to her previous (pre) school experience- I don`t get as much information as I used to about what she does day to day, there's just less communication which can frustrate at times. She seems happy and we've seen her applying her math and reading skills at home, so we know she's been progressing. We will be keeping her in school through the summer and in the fall as well and would recommend McKenzie Montessori to friends.
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My son and daughter have both been attending McKenzie Montessori since September 2011. We absolutely adore the school and wouldn't even dream of sending our kiddos anywhere else. The teachers are both consistent in their expectations and very kind. My kiddos are learning so much and also having a great time. My son has in the past had some behavior issues at our previous school but has had no problems here. The teachers have been able to really work with him on an individual level and he is just thriving there.
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Quick Stats (2022)

  • School Type: Montessori School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-2
  • Students: 77 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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