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14750 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97236 , Tel: +1 (503) 760-8220

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Franciscan Montessori Earth School Ratings & Reviews

November 08, 2017 Submitted by a parent
There aren't words to describe the feeling of peace, joy and thankfulness that fills my heart when I think about The Franciscan Montessori Earth School. In his previous child care setting, my son was frequently ignored, improperly safeguarded and even shamed by staff, attacked by other children, and never challenged or nurtured. It was as if he was just a nameless, faceless short person to be shuffled about from here to there. The impact upon all of our lives was visceral and heartbreaking. But now, it brings tears of joy to my eyes to hear the way his teachers talk to him and about him; with respect, courtesy and love. They look into his little soul and understand him, they see all the great big things he's trying to do and be, and they know how to guide him toward those things. And this isn't just a classroom phenomenon - the entire school has established as its mission a culture of respect, courtesy and empathy. The adults set the example and the expectation, and the students learn how to treat one another likewise. I know, when I drop my son off at school, that he is safe, loved and learning. I know, when I talk to teachers and staff, that I will be treated with respect and honesty. When problems arise, we can all work together to solve them. It's a beautiful community and I just cannot describe the difference it has made in our lives. So much gratitude and love for FMES, its faithfulness to the Montessori Philosophy, and the community that has been built around it.
December 02, 2011 Submitted by a parent
I love this school. I chose it before I even gave birth. I knew I wanted to find a school that promoted my daughter's self esteem and taught her independence and a love of learning. This school is more than I hoped because they actually have over night "Earth Experience" trips every year. They teach foreign languages. They offer physical education. Every year they put on performances. The kids start giving speeches in front of their classroom at age 6. My daughter knows more than I ever did about science. I wish I had this option as a kid. I feel like it's Portland's best kept secret. If every parent knew about this school they'd have to double in size.
October 13, 2010 Submitted by a parent
Wonderful teaching methods, warm and nurturing environment. Educates the whole child.
September 15, 2010 Submitted by a parent
I think it is important to note that FMES is not only a great Montessori school they are also the only accredited pre-K through grade 8 Catholic Montessori school in the nation. They are accredited by the Pacific Northwest Association of Independant Schools. There are only 8 private schools in the Portland area with this accreditation. The schools listed are some of the most elite schools in the area. Check out the list at This accreditation sets FMES apart from the rest of the Montessori schools. Additionally, FMES was founded in 1977, they are tried and true to their teaching. It is important to note that although FMES does have religious studies, it is not part of the everyday classroom. The students who elect religious studies take theses classes separately from the other students. I am thrilled to have found such a great school for an affordable price.
September 03, 2010 Submitted by a parent
The Franciscan Montessori Earth School (or just "Earth School" as we parents call it) is simply amazing. After moving to Portland, Oregon from Arizona about a year ago, our first priority was to find a great preschool for our then three year-old son. We searched all of the web sites out there, drove around the city, asked neighbors and friends, and came up with several that seemed worthwhile. We kept seeing this "Earth School" on all of the lists, and after reading many of the parent comments online we decided to check it out further. Now, I have to say, we are NOT wealthy...far from it. Back in Arizona we used to pay $140 per week ($560 per month) for a good quality day-care/preschool for our son. After a year we have to say that this school is AMAZING...check it out. You won't be disappointed.
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Your child’s education is your top priority. We know that because—well, you’re looking at this page, aren’t you? If you think your kid would feel right at home at Franciscan Montessori Earth School, and you are contemplating moving closer so the little rascal will never miss a class, we have some good news for you and your family. Commute will never be an issue if you pick an apartment within 5 miles of Franciscan Montessori Earth School, and that should not be hard as you can currently choose from 61 apartments for rent available in this part of Portland. Not familiar with rent prices in the area? The cheapest apartment near Franciscan Montessori Earth School is currently at Terrace at Mount Scott Apartments, renting for $941 per month, but if $3,023 is still within your budget, check out the more luxurious offers at Springwater Crossing. Or just do what most other parents do and go for the middle ground—that’s where you get the best value for money most of the time.

Things you should know about Franciscan Montessori Earth School

Before you start packing, make sure Franciscan Montessori Earth School is really the best option for your child. To recap, Franciscan Montessori Earth School is a well-known private PK-8 school in Portland. It is located at 14750 Southeast Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97236 and it is the second home of 273 students. Please note that available apartments near a given school are filtered by proximity, not by attendance zone. We advise parents to visit the schools in person and contact the admissions offices for further information on school performance and attendance zones before making a final decision.

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