Elizabeth Perry Montessori School


“..And so we discovered that education is not something which the teacher does, but that it is a natural process which develops spontaneously in the experiences in which the child acts on his environment.  The teacher’s task is not to talk, but to prepare and arrange a series of motives for cultural activity in a special environment made for the child.”

Dr. Maria Montessori



Ox Hill Homestead LLC

Montessori Learning Center

53097 SW Patton Valley Road

Gaston, Oregon 97119

503-985-3303 or 503-476-6405

Elizabeth Perry Montessori School had its start in 1988 in Portland, Oregon.  In 1995, the school moved to its current location on the campus of the Forest Grove United Methodist Church, where it has served children and parents for the past 31 years. 

I retired on  May 31,2019, at the end of the 2018-2019 school year. Elizabeth Perry Montessori School is closed.  All Montessori activities will now be held at Ox Hill Homestead in Gaston, Oregon.

Ox Hill Homestead is active and we look forward to serving children at our farm during the summer months.  Please go to oxhillhomestead.com and check us out.

Kathi and Mike Tarnowski

Ox Hill Homestead LLC

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