Our building is closed, but Harmony is still open!

Update on COVID-19 & School Closure 

Last updated: March 24th at 8:30am

Dear Harmony Families and Staff,

Currently, Governor Brown’s Executive Order has extended Oregon school closures through April 28. Although we remain hopeful for this outcome, we have taken a fiscal approach that allows us to re-open our doors on June 1. In the meantime, we will offer the virtual Montessori program to current Harmony students. We selected June 1 because this date would allow a modified summer school if the community was interested. Should schools be allowed to open prior to June 1, we are prepared and excited to do so. 

We will be coordinating with the staff to best support them through this time. The passage of recent legislation will certainly help support our staff and the many families with children who are now unable to attend school and childcare. Despite these circumstances, we anticipate that when we reopen, we will have lower enrollment numbers than we do today. That lower enrollment may continue for some time.

To align with this expectation of a smaller school, we have implemented a reduction in personnel, offering them a package that we feel best supports their needs. This plan prepares us for the potential outcome of a smaller school, while allowing us to adjust if circumstances change.

Your support has sustained and supported Harmony through the years, creating the sound financial foundation that has allowed us to remain open when so many schools and businesses have been forced to close. Whatever the future holds, we will face it together, as a community dedicated to preserving Harmony Montessori and the values it represents.

Dave Whitcomb – Harmony Board Chair
Kim Greer – Harmony Head of School
The Harmony Montessori Board of Trustees


Harmony Montessori School of Portland has been enriching the lives of children in Southeast Portland for over 25 years. Beginning at age 3 we provide Montessori education starting at the preschool age and continuing into elementary for grades 1st through 6th. Harmony Montessori fosters deep connections between the children, the people in their lives and the amazing world around them. Help your child grow in a world of fascination and wonder where learning becomes a lifelong passion of discovery. Contact us to schedule a tour or to attend one of our upcoming open houses to see if Harmony is the right fit for your child and family.

We are enrolling and have spaces for the 2020-21 school year! While the building is closed we will be conducting phone tours and hoping to have a virtual tour of the school coming soon. Please contact us by clicking the button below. 


Harmony Montessori offers a variety of program options to meet the needs of children and families.

Learn more about our programs.





Oasis & Classes

Summer Program

Video Introduction

Our video enables you to get a closer look at the interactions of the children and teachers in the classroom, hear from our passionate staff and parent community and see how Montessori education fosters a love of learning for children. After watching, contact us to set up a tour of our school to see how Harmony Montessori School can bring joy to your child’s education.


“.. I am thrilled to have my children attend a school and be a part of a community that supports them both as individuals and values them for their contributions. They are learning amazing things at their own pace and in a way that sparks their curiosity and excitement. I will have my kids at Harmony for as long as I possibly can!”  – Maya (Current Harmony Parent)

“I can’t say enough how impressed I have been by every aspect of Harmony—how welcoming and informational our initial visits felt, the thoughtful transition, the incredible organization of the massive amount of information sent by all the staff (the communication piece is so well done), the responsiveness from everyone, and the intelligent, intentional, and loving teachers and staff. Everyone just blows me away with the amount they do, and so well. Our son is surrounded by lessons and examples of compassion, kindness, and peace all day. He is thriving. I’m so grateful we found Harmony.” – Terri (Current Harmony Parent)

“…There are lots of private and charter school options in SE Portland and I have toured and seen all of them. Put Harmony on the top of your list and you or your children will experience life long memories!” – George (Alumni Harmony Parent)

Nondiscrimination Policy

Harmony Montessori School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, or national and ethnic origin, in the administration of its educational policies, or any other schoolprograms. We admit students of any race,color,national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school.

We welcome racial, cultural, and religious diversity, and families of every composition.

Harmony Montessori School welcomes all children and is committed to providing developmentally appropriate early learning and development experiences that support the full access and participate of each and every child. We believe that each child is unique and work in partnership with families and other professionals involved with the child to provide the support every child needs to reach their fullest potential.