Tree of Life Montessori

Welcome to our Community!

At Tree of Life Montessori, in Southeast Portland, Oregon, we strive to connect children and their families to Jewish traditions and culture, as well as to each other. With traditional Montessori curriculum as our structure, we celebrate holidays and honor our Jewish heritage and beliefs through weekly Shabbat rituals, thematic art projects, and community gatherings.


We are now giving tours to interested families for the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 school year.

There is currently a waitlist for Fall 2019.

Please see admissions page for attendance schedule and tuition information. Send us an email to schedule a tour!


Scholarships available!

Enrolling your child at a Jewish preschool for the first time? You may be eligible for a grant from the Jewish Federation of Greater Portland! You can apply now for the 2018-2019 school year.


Enrolled in a participating Jewish infant care, toddler care, or preschool for the first time.

Grant is available one time per family.

Enrolled in a class where the child attends independently and meets at least 2 days per week. The program may be half-day or full-day.

A member of a family where a least one parent identifies as Jewish.

Find more Information or apply at Right Start Portland


Please visit our Tree of Life Montessori Blog to see what we have been up to lately! Or follow us on Instagram @treeoflifemontessori for daily updates!


Please email with any questions or to set up a time to tour our school!

Ariel Cohn,, Owner and Lead Guide

Our school is located at SE 42nd Ave and Stark Street in Portland, Oregon.

"The voice of children learning (tinokot shel beit rabban) preserves the world;
through these children, the world is saved." - Zohar

"The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind" - Maria Montessori,