Community Montessori School, located in Lake Oswego’s River Grove neighborhood (just a couple of minutes off I-5), offers a traditional Montessori environment for children ages 2 years to 6 years old.

Children who attend CMS are provided a unique opportunity for self development in a tender atmosphere of special understanding, respect, and support.

CMS is owned and guided by Ginger Barker, a certified AMI teacher of 20 years. Ginger holds a BA in Social Science from PSU and a Masters in Education from Endicott. CMS adheres to the ideals and proven learning methods of Dr. Maria Montessori, while offering flexible scheduling and unique programs.

After being a teacher in the Montessori community for over 10 years, I saw numerous families in need of a quality toddler program. When my youngest son turned 16 months old CMS was born; a program that offers a traditional Montessori classroom with flexible part time or full time enrollment. I feel privileged to be a part of each childs early learning experience. -Ginger Barker, mother of two

With this in mind, Ginger opened the doors of CMS in the Fall of 2010.

Highlights of CMS include:

  • Guidance by a certified AMI teacher.
  • Flexible schedule (3-4 days/week half day options).
  • Unique programs including weekly Music Together classes
  • Individual lessons and one-on-one teacher time provided daily for each child.
  • Lots and lots of play.
  • Kids learn through proven Montessori methods.
  • Provides a community for both children and families.