Whole Child Montessori Center

Since 1983, Whole Child Montessori Center has nurtured a warm and engaging school community for Portland families with little ones aged 3-6 (preschool-kindergarten).
Whole Child offers a rich, interactive Montessori environment that fosters curiosity, joy, a lively intellect, and social harmony.

School Overview

School TypeMontessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Association Montessori International (AMI)
Other Montessori association(s)
State or regional independent school association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-Kindergarten
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students51 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Whole Child Montessori Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio26:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

School Notes

  • At the heart of the Whole Child Montessori Center community are two beautiful and carefully appointed Montessori classrooms and a lush and enchanting outdoor space that invite children to explore and to exercise their natural desires to learn, discover, and put their hands and bodies to work. Children feel safe and secure in their joyful exploration as they are guided by a highly qualified and dedicated teaching staff. Whole Child honors the importance of the collaborative spirit and is not simply a preschool, but a vibrant community of children, parents and educators.
  • Whole Child is nestled in the Woodstock neighborhood of SE Portland, in a space specifically designed and built to meet the needs of the young child and a small school community. The school draws children and families from all four quadrants of the city with an outstanding reputation for providing a professional, respectful and nurturing environment dedicated to authentic Montessori practice (Association Montessori Internationale accredited).

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school and elementary school to Whole Child Montessori Center is Lents Education Center (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Puddletown School (0.6 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Lents Education Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-11 | 19 students
    0.5 miles
    4905 Se Woodstock Blvd
    Portland, OR 97206
    (503) 771-7508
    0.5 8-11
  • Portland
    Puddletown School
    Puddletown School Photo - rainy day
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-4 | 101 students
    0.6 miles
    7220 SE Cesar Chavez
    Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 233-8069
    0.6 PK-4
  • Portland
    Holy Family School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 255 students
    0.7 miles
    7425 Se Cesar E Chavez Blvd
    Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 774-8871
    0.7 PK-8
  • Portland
    Grades: 9-12
    0.8 miles
    Portland, OR 97202
    (971) 341-6466
    0.8 9-12
  • Portland
    Tucker Maxon School
    Tucker Maxon School Photo - Tucker-Maxon School is a place where every child has a voice.
    Special Program Emphasis
    Grades: PK-5 | 109 students
    1 miles
    2860 SE Holgate Blvd
    Portland, OR 97202
    (503) 235-6551
    1 PK-5

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