Public Events

Montessori Northwest offers events and workshops in which parents, potential teachers, and those simply interested in Montessori education can participate. 

Free Information Sessions

Montessori Northwest opens its doors to the public on the second Tuesday of every month with a free open house and information session. Visitors can tour our spacious facility, speak with staff members about our teacher training programs, and find out more about Montessori.

We look forward to meeting you--For more information, please contact us

Scheduled information sessions:  

August 12, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

October 18, 2014 11am - 3pm

November 11, 2014, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

January 13, 2015, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Montessori in the Square 

July 30, 2014, 10AM - 1PM

Montessori Northwest will once again offer "Montessori in the Square," a public Glass Classroom event held in the heart of Downtown Portland, Oregon--Pioneer Courthouse Square.

This celebration of Montessori education will feature three large interactive Montessori classrooms:  Assistants to Infancy (ages 0-3), Primary (3-6), and Elementary (6-12), activities for children, and information for parents. Trainers and guides will be on hand to assist viewers with questions. More information here.

Parent Workshops

No parent workshop are scheduled at this time.

Montessori Northwest's experienced teacher trainers and parent educators have offered workshops and seminars for parent groups in the past. Please contact us to express your interest in having one of our speakers providing quality Montessori information and parenting guidance to your organization. 

Previous Events:

Celebration of Light 

January 24, 2014, 5:30pm - 9:30pm

The Celebration of Light is an annual fundraising event and celebration of the Pacific Northwest Montessori community. Join us for this fun and festive opportunity for the Montessori community to eat, drink, be merry and catch up with colleagues and friends! Click here for more information. 


Assistants to Infancy Tours and Presentation 

January 25, 2014, 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for a special Assistants to Infancy Open House with Nancy Lechner, MNW A-to-I course assistant 2006-2013, and AMI Auxiliary A to I Trainer!

 At 2pm Nancy will give a presentation about the Assistants to Infancy course, followed by a brief question and answer segment. joined by our Admissions Director, Andrea Hippensteel.

No need to RSVP, though please Call Andrea with any questions: 503.963.8992.


Pacific Northwest Montessori Job Fair -  Presented by Montessori Northwest

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014,  10am -3pm

You are invited to attend the Pacific Northwest Montessori Job Fair, being held at Montessori Northwest in Portland, Oregon. This exciting event will be a great opportunity for schools that are hiring to easily connect with potential applicants in person. Schools from Oregon, Washington, and California have been invited to attend and job postings and résumés from around the nation will also be featured at the Fair. 


PNMA Winter Forum

Saturday, March 8th, 2014, Tacoma Washington

Montessori Northwest’s Director of Primary Training, Sarah Werner Andrews, will present the closing Keynote Address at the upcoming Pacific NW Montessori Association (PNMA) Winter Forum in Tacoma, Washington.

More information found here.


School Administrators' Gathering

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014, 4pm - 5:30pm; presentation at 5pm

Connect with other school administrators and learn more about current initiatives at Montessori Northwest. Please join us to explore opportunities for collaboration to expand the capacity of the Montessori community. 


NAMTA Conference, Portland, Oregon

Grace, Courtesy and Civility Across the Planes

March 13 - 16, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Downtown Convention Center

When social relations are applied to the functioning of the whole school, they become the basis for community life and go well beyond the grace and courtesy of practical life in the Children's House. The Montessori school must convey its perspective on child development with a paramount focus on respect for the child's personal dignity while being sensitive to the parent's view of their own child. This is best felt, not stated, when all teachers, administrators, and students model graceful and courteous social relations. 

In addition to a line up of great speakers, our own Ginni Sackett, Sarah Werner Andrews, Elise Huneke-Stone and Jennifer Davidson will be presenting great workshops around this topic. To view the conference brochure or to register, please visit the NAMTA website.