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Montessori-two Rivers School

7740 Sw Capitol Hwy
Portland, OR 97219-2459

(503) 768-3847


Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"Two Rivers provides special environments for children based on the insights and experience of Dr. Maria Montessori. We believe that:

It is a natural desire of children to explore, discover, and learn.

A prepared classroom environment allows children to freely satisfy their desire to learn.

Freedom, when appropriately bounded by responsibility, fosters independence and social growth.

Children learn best when they are active participants in the learning process.

A multi-sensory approach to learning best accommodates the needs of all our children.

An individualized curriculum allows children to develop according to their own natural time-table and sequence.

A non-competitive classroom environment strengthens community bonds and a child’s intrinsic motivation to learn.

Multi-age groupings provide opportunities for peer teaching, leadership development and natural social interactions.

Teachers act as facilitators, rather than active instructors, in the classroom.

Excerpted from the preschool's website