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, sensorial activities and community gatherings.

We are now giving tours to interested families for the 2022-2023 school year.

There is currently a waitlist for Fall 2021.

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

We are a Covid-cautious community. Please get in touch for details about the layers of safety measures we are taking at this time.



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.

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 2020-2021 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

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Anti-Bias/Anti-Racist and Inclusion

Please view our statement on our "About Us" Page

"The voice of children learning preserves the world;
through these children, the world is saved." - Zohar

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