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Lewis And Clark Montessori Charter School Overview

14151 SE 242nd, Damascus, OR 97089 , Tel: +1 (503) 427-0803 Gresham-Barlow School District 10j
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    Type: Charter Elementary School
    Grades: K-5
  • 172


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Lewis And Clark Montessori Charter School Ratings & Reviews

June 08, 2018 Submitted by a parent
horrible. cannot wait to find an alternative for my kids. poor financial management leads to constant fundraising.
May 25, 2018 Submitted by a parent
I gave three stars because while I think this school has many great qualities, it did not work out for my child. He spent three years there, but I started to consider pulling him out after one year. We just kept trying, met with a SAT team and everything. My intelligent child was just bored to death. He wanted to do things the school does not seem to offer (like engineering projects). The pressure to read and write things he had no interest in has turned him into a reluctant reader and writer. My child really did not enjoy this school, and ended up with depression and anxiety. To be fair, he probably wouldn't like any school that didn't cater to his interests, but I totally thought Montessori did that, haha. Maybe it tries to, but this school just could not accommodate him, and in fact, I felt he was punished for not fitting into the mold. I asked his teachers so many times to please drop the pressure on writing, but they wouldn't. Apparently they do not trust a child to blossom in their own time.We had some other, non-academic issues here that I felt were not handled well. When it came to the end, I felt that I was not respected well enough as a parent, that I didn't know what was best for my child. Finally, I decided that I did not trust the school with my child, and I withdrew him.I wish I had space to write about all the wonderful qualities of the school. I think for many kids, this place is great. If your child likes to read and write and has an interest in general knowledge type of learning, they will probably do just fine here.
January 25, 2017 Submitted by a parent
Parent with Montessori experienceMy daughter has attended LCMCS one year as a preschooler, and then from Kindergarten to third grade. Our two boys just started this year and our other daughter will start next year. We have gone through some of the hard times that the school has seen in those years (mentioned in other comments) and we are happy that we did. My husband and I had bad experiences in public and private schools that made us very serious about finding an environment that was set up support our children emotionally. We also feel very strongly that regularly measured academic "successes" such as meeting a test score is less important than instilling a strong curiosity and a confidence to explore that curiosity. We have found both of those things here, and we are pleased. There is a "grace and courtesy" section of the curriculum, which teaches what to do in conflict situations or difficult interpersonal situations. They practice it, in class. We feel confident that, unlike we did in our public schools, our children have a teacher culture that will look out for their emotional needs. At one of my daughter's parent teacher conferences last year, her teacher and I discussed how she and the class could support my daughter emotionally while my daughter tried to cope with her grandmother's death. I would also disagree that there is no homework. There is no conventional homework, but my daughter is constantly working on something - she gets sparked at school and becomes interested deeply in something she has discovered in class. She then wants to go to the library, write reports to present to her class, dive as deep and wide as she can. This is Montessori through and through, and what we were hoping most for for our children. My husband and I are similar because of support at home in our youth, and consider ourselves life-long self started learners. We are thrilled that our children are learning to do the same. Our daughter is behind in spelling - she's pretty bad, frankly, but she's improving all the time and she reads voraciously. I have faith that she will learn it in time. I know many of the older elementary and middle school kids, and none of them have spelling issues. It's a very human program, with all that that could imply. I'm grateful to be a part of it.
October 06, 2016 Submitted by a parent
Caring teachers. Wonderful staff. Fabulous classroom layouts. Warm environment. Amazing lunches. Long recesses. The school reaches out to the community to help. Most importantly, my kids are happy at this school and thrive in the Montessori environment. We are very grateful we found this school after trying some others.
August 24, 2016 Submitted by a parent
We finally decided to leave after 4 years. If there hadn't been one year with an exceptional teacher, we would have left earlier. Even though there is sometimes a waiting list, that masks how many people leave. There are fewer than 50% of the kids that my child started out with in Kindergarten still at the school in 4th grade and there are reasons for that. Huge class sizes, disorganization, and noisy classrooms has been our experience. There are assistants to help, but for the past 3 years my child had one that didn't speak English well, one that focused on the boys, and one that focused on the youngest in the classroom. The "revolving door" of staff included many who were Montessori trained but not all had teaching licenses. 3 out of 4 years my child had a teacher who was new to the school. The Montessori elements that we were hoping for- delving deep into a subject, exploration, and "going outs" just didn't happen. For some reason a library full of books sat idle for 2 years with fabric covering the shelves. The school almost had to close in the spring of 2015 due to overspending by the admin and lack of oversight by the board. The parent community had to come up with $200,000 in about 3 months & several provided loans to the school. Be prepared to be asked constantly for $ and to volunteer, although don't expect to spend time inside classrooms. That is reserved for people who are invited & they seem to be the same parents year after year. My kids also went to school in a different location for 3 out of the 4 years, as the school had to move to accommodate other district plans. Luckily the school was able to find space but we are uncertain of where they will move to next. With good intentions, the school has spent considerable effort investing time & resources into various community causes- farmers markets, feeding seniors, adult yoga, etc. but we feel the efforts should have been focused toward the classrooms and children. If your child is average, they may do well here, but if your child is particularly bright or faces learning challenges, there are not adequate resources or emphasis placed on their education. Look at the test scores (below district), the state report card (level 2), and read the school board minutes before selecting this school. There are many lovely parents & teachers, but not worth the risk of your child not learning the basics.
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