Offering a Small School Community
for Children from Preschool to First Grade
We now offer a fabulous art class with artist and teacher, Jennifer Smith, on Friday mornings!
History of Philomath Montessori School
The Philomath Montessori School began in January of 1984 as an independent, private, nonsectarian school for children 2 1/2 to 6 years. The majority of our students have been from the Philomath-Corvallis community, but many have also come from Albany, Alsea, Blodgett, Eddyville, Kings Valley, and Summit.
We have been housed in three rooms in the College United Methodist Church next to the Benton County Historical Museum since our beginning, conveniently located near the center of town. Dedicated to education and the principles of Montessori, we have always felt a special connection to Philomath's own beginnings as a place of learning and its name meaning "Love of Learning".
In July of 2001, at the request of the parent body, we began the monumental process to reorganize Philomath Montessori School into a nonprofit institution to insure its longevity. In February 2003 we were officially granted tax-exempt status.
In September 2011, we inaugurated our Friday Art Class. Jennifer Smith, a cherished local artist with over 20 years experience in Montessori classrooms and art programs, will be offering a 3-hour art class. The art class is optional and available only to our currently enrolled students.
Philomath Montessori School admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.