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Beloved Montessori is now Cadence Academy Montessori!

The Montessori Approach

“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.” — Dr. Maria Montessori

Montessori is a unique educational approach that nurtures a child’s intrinsic desire to learn and focuses on the whole child—his cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development.

“Follow the Child” — Maria Montessori

The theory behind Montessori education is simple: Children learn naturally. The main purpose of a Montessori school is to provide a carefully prepared, stimulating environment which will help the child develop an excellent foundation for learning.

Following the Montessori philosophy, Cadence Academy Montessori’s entire goal is to treat each child as an individual and allow them to foster their “personal liberty” or “choice” when it comes to their education. We believe that children are individuals with their own strengths, weaknesses, interests, learning styles and therefore, acknowledge each trait within each child. By doing this, we find it impossible to state that “every child needs to be on the same page on the same day.”

We trust their instincts and use the “follow the child” approach because we believe they intrinsically know what it takes to grow into an independent adult. This empowers every child to be responsible for his or her education process, with guidance, support and encouragement.

Fostering a Montessori approach in the classroom takes a lot of practice. Our teachers are not there to make sure each child fits into a mold. They are present to guide in the excitement of curiosity and foster each child’s innate love for education. We pursue maintaining a positive learning environment so every child is allowed to become what he or she is meant to be.

Our priorities include:​

  • Nurturing
  • Guidance
  • Acceptance
  • Honor & Respect
  • Thoughtful Education
  • Observance
  • Giving more of what each child needs to grow in their development

Each teacher is specifically trained to watch what each child naturally gravitates to, observe and help foster the progression in that learning process.

Cadence Academy Montessori provides a positive, loving, and nurturing learning environment for young children with programs for infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Our programs are designed to enhance what children naturally love to do… learn! Our indoor and outdoor environments were specially designed to give each individual child opportunities to learn and grow in beautiful surroundings. We serve families throughout the greater Portland area including West Linn, Lake Oswego, Wilsonville, Oregon City and Tualatin.

Fresh n’ Local

We proudly serve the Fresh n’ Local meal program from Organic Fresh Fingers. All the meals served use a combination of fresh, local, natural & organic ingredients and never contain any artificial colors, flavors or high fructose corn syrup. We serve the children a variety of nutritious and delicious foods to improve your child’s palate and stimulate the senses.


  • Infant Program
  • Toddler Program
  • Early Childhood
  • Kindergarten

Reviews from Parents

4.8 Rating based on 39 Reviews Leave A Review
Jestina Mills • Google
Ashley Gardner • Google
We love beloved! I have two boys who are now 2 and 3 years old. Both have only ever attended beloved when we discovered them when my oldest was 6months old. Both of my kids started at 6 months in the infant room, and now they are in the toddler and soon to be in the early childhood classrooms. That means with this review I can confidently say- both infant classrooms run by different teachers were amazing. Both toddler classrooms are also great and I’m already looking forward to my oldest moving into the EC class where that teacher has already made an effort to introduce herself and make us feel welcome. There was a recent change in the director and he is fantastic. He is there every morning at drop off and available to chat anytime- I routinely get email communication from him and my children's teachers. The school meal program is also fantastic! They receive morning snack, lunch and afternoon snack which are always a variety and healthy options. I could continue to say great things but I’ll cover the basics- beloved is clean, organized, friendly and extremely educational. I feel not only that my kids are well cared for but that they truly benefit and learn each day in their classrooms.
Amanda Ford • Google
We are fortunate to have such a wonderful school in our community. The teachers and administrative team are wonderful. The environment is relaxed and welcoming, teaching is individualized. To say we feel "at home" is an understatement.
Victoria Rautio • Google
We are so happy and thankful that both of our boys attend Cadence Academy Montessori. There have been some staff changes, but each person who has joined our community has been awesome to work with. If you decide on having your child attend Cadence Academy Montessori, plan on nothing but the best.

Cadence Academy Montessori

West Linn, OR

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Preparing Your Child to THRIVE

Your child is unique, and we are happy to provide an educational, fun and nurturing environment where each child can develop and thrive in order to build a bright future with unlimited possibilities.