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SunGarden Montessori Children's House

2284 Long St
West Linn, OR 97068

(503) 655-2609


SunGarden Montessori Children's House is a non-profit AMI-recognized school for children 2 1/2 - 6 years of age. Since 1980, SunGarden has been located in a charming house across the street from Sunset park in West Linn. Beginning with 1 classroom, the house has been remodeled to create 2 lovely classrooms, a Siesta room and office. Each classroom provides a warm and welcoming environment for young children. AMI-certified teachers create a nurturing, respectful atmosphere in which children learn and grow at their own pace, enjoying a wide variety of thoughtfully-chosen activities. The outdoor environments have been purposefully designed for children's exploration, discovery, play, gardening and nature activities.

Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

General Approach to Learning: Montessori

Curriculum & Teaching Approach

From the Director:

At SunGarden, children are offered lessons with Practical Life, Sensorial, Language, Mathematics, Geography, Art and Music materials. Children are given the freedom to choose activities based on their interests. Children learn what they love, and love what they learn.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

"The mission of SunGarden Montessori Center is to provide a foundation that prepares children to realize their potential for individual fulfillment and for building a just and peaceful world. Toward this end, SunGarden shall provide special environments for children based on the insights and experience of Dr. Maria Montessori. This mission includes sharing Montessori principles and practices with parents and the wider adult community. "
Excerpted from the preschool's website