Alder Montessori

In addition to our adult teacher training programs, Montessori Northwest was a founding partner of Alder Montessori, a high-quality early learning program for children ages 3-5 years-old living in poverty.

Alder Montessori is a partnership between Montessori Northwest, Lewis & Clark Montessori Charter School, the Reynolds School District, and “I Have a Dream” Oregon. The program is located within Alder Elementary School and is free for families living within the Alder enrollment boundaries. Funding is provided by MNW, RSD, and IHAD, with significant support from Preschool Promise, foundations, and private giving.

With Alder Montessori, the partners aim to widen the understanding of Montessori by bringing this revolutionary method of education to more children. Similar Montessori schools around the world have been able to achieve impressive outcomes, including gains in literacy, numeracy, and self-regulation needed for academic and lifetime success from early childhood onwards. These results go hand-in-hand with the work of our partners to empower students from low-income communities to thrive in school, college, and career.

If you have any questions about Alder Montessori, contact us at: alder@montessori-nw.org or call 503-963-8992.



our Supporters

Alder is made possible by the generous support of the following:

  • Davidson Fund
  • Earl Harris Charitable Trust
  • Johnson Charitable Trust
  • Jubitz Family Foundation
  • Meyer Memorial Trust
  • Oregon Community Fund
  • Preschool Promise
  • Schroeder Family Fund
  • Spirit Mountain Community Fund
  • Windermere Foundation

You can support MNW's work at Alder Montessori by clicking here.


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Alder Immunization Report

Oregon schools and children’s facilities are required to share their immunization and exemption rates at their main office, on their websites, and for parents. Alder Montessori Immunization Rates:  English | Español