"Before my daughter graduated at 5, she was reading chapter books, adding and subtracting, identifying countries of the world, and naming trees and birds in our neighborhood. She also thought she could speak Spanish and French after receiving weekly lessons (...she knew some songs and could count to 20!). At 3, my son is able to do advanced puzzles, write his name, identify geometry shapes and patterns, and focus for extended periods of time on things that really interest him. More than the academics, though, it is the less tangible things that make Morningstar Montessori a preschool I'd recommend to anyone. The abiding love, guidance and consistency of the Directress and her staff have helped shape both of my children into courageous, determined, thoughtful, honest, independent and capable children. They are also grateful children. And I am grateful. Ms. Silva and Morningstar Montessori have been a family to my family. More than just a school, it is a second home. "
--Kelly B., Troutdale, Mother of 2"