I couldn't imagine sending my children to any other school. Their creativity is nurtured, they get to run, dance and sing and their minds are nourished with a curriculum that emphasizes not only knowledge, but also fosters a lifetime love of learning.
What a wonderful school for children to have an opportunity to have a Waldorf Education in a public school setting. It's my neighborhood school and we love it!
My granddaughter has enjoyed 2nd, 3rd, and this year 4th grade. The same wonderful teacher continues with the class each year creating a stable trusting relationship that my granddaughter will always recall with great fondness. A demanding curriculum combines with active learning - school is never boring.
Portland Village School offers a fresh alternative to Portland's public school system. I think the best thing about PVS is the community involvement at the school. Their events are well attended by most of the parents, and their are strong parent-teacher bonds. I've been in education my whole professional life, and it's the best school I've ever seen.
This school is special for it's dedication to teaching to the whole child. Teachers do not merely wish to educate children, but inspire them to connect with the world evoking curiosity.
Brilliantly integrated curriculum with art, music, spanish and dance. The teachers are wonderful!
Portland Village School is a little slice of heaven on earth. I have two children in the school and feel lucky ever day (literally) that we found this little oasis in which our they can both grow. The commitment of the teachers and the entire school community to letting kids be kids, respecting the earth, and educating the whole child is unparalleled. In a city (Portland) where schools continually fail to provide families what they need and want for their children, Portland Village School is a shining example of just how good things can be.
A public school with a beautiful 'whole child' curriculum based on nature, art, song and dance, mythology and storytelling. Our teachers are amazing, generous, talented, loving and dedicated. The parents are committed to the children and the school, and you see many of the same faces volunteering hours and hours of time - building desks, painting walls, sewing curtains, decorating for our annual auction, landscaping, providing teachers with goodies and snacks, selling scrip - it's and endless act of love. PVS is an alternative we drive all the way across town for, with absolutely no regrets! Our daughter is thriving in a way we did not see at our neighborhood school.
Portland Village School is a wonderful community of kids and parents who work together toward common goals. The school provide a nurturing environment for young minds eager to learn, play, and experience life.
It has enhanced my grandaughters life immensely as well as her entire family! If more schools used similar teaching methods the world would be in much better shape! It gives me hope for the future that these children will inherit and shape.
Waldorf Inspired Public Charter School, great community, dedicated teachers, amazing curriculum
Portland Village School has, in three short years, built an amazing community and educational system. Based on Waldorf philosophies, but embracing more current themes and being open to a wider cultural scope, it is creating confident, well-rounded children who are eager to learn.
An education for the whole child--head, heart and hands. An education that will develop responsible and capable adults, at peace with themselves and the world around them.
Excellent school. We are so happy to be part of such a wonderful community!
Because the school community and staff are so supportive of our children.
The school does not focus much attention on academics and does not have the support or ability to work with children of different learning styles and needs!
My granddaughter is learning so quickly, absolutely loves her school, classmates, teachers, and activities. The Waldorf style provides enriched creative development, self-confidence and socialization skills. Parents are amazingly involved.
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