Salem Montessori School (SMS) established in 1974 is a small private school (maximum enrollment of 25) for
preschool and kindergarten children 2 1/2 to 5 years of age, committed to the principles and philosophies of the
Montessori method as interpreted by the Association Montessori Internationale (A.M.I.). The goals of the Salem
Montessori School are to maintain the highest educational standards, and to provide a peaceful and harmonious
environment in which children may grow and learn at their own pace.
The school is located on a 1/3 of an acre with off road parking in North East Salem approximately 1.7 miles NE of the
Oregon State Capitol Building (See the map on “contact us” tab). It is also less than a block away from Oregon State
Salem Montessori School is licensed by the Oregon Child Care Division. The school is not affiliated with any religious
or political organization. Registration is open to all without regard to race, religion, color or creed.
We follow the traditional school year calendar which is from September to mid June. SMS offers a full day and
morning only (AM) programs. Summer school will be available only for students enrolled in the traditional school year
and their eligible siblings.
The purpose of our school is to meet community
needs in the Salem area. We are a
family-oriented school, responsive to the interests
and concerns of parents who wish a quality
education for their preschool children.
The Salem Montessori School offers coverage of
the basic language, math, reading and writing
skills. Simultaneously studied are the areas of
botany, zoology, cultural history, geography, art and
music appreciation. Play times emphasize large
muscle development, skill building and
We encourage observation at any time by
appointment and request adherence to the
"observation guidelines" which define the respect
with which we approach our children's work.
Salem Montessori School
You can contact us at (503) 364-6615
COMMITMENT AND EXPECTATIONS FROM
The Salem Montessori School, of course, hopes
that all the parents of our children are involved in
understanding the depth and scope of their
children's work. We expect to work closely with
our parents simultaneously supportive of each .
other. The strength of a private Montessori program depends on the commitment of the parents to continuing the
quality of their children's education