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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 49 Reviews Leave A Review
Kimberly Schmidt • Google
I strongly recommend this school! My children have thrived in this environment. Especially this year during COVID, I couldn’t be more grateful to have this safe, trustworthy and loving environment for my family.
Tiffany Carlson • Google
My daughter has been at BeLoved for almost 2 years and it has been a pleasure watching her grow at this school. The staff is wonderful to work with. Her teacher is great at communicating and relaying information about my daughter's experiences and needs in the classroom and the administrative staff is easy to communicate with and have been doing a tremendous job during this difficult Covid season. I only wish I had enrolled her there earlier!
Melissa Miles • Google
We love this school! The teachers and staff are so kind, patient, and loving, and our child is thriving in the early childhood classroom. The administration is helpful and organized. We feel incredibly grateful to be part of such an amazing school and community.
Alex Christopher • Google
We could not be happier with our experience at BeLoved Montessori. We have both of our girls in the program. Our youngest started at 4 months and is now with the Mobile Infants classroom and our older daughter started in the Toddler classroom and is now in Early Childhood. By having two children in the school we have gotten to know most of the staff very well. I cannot tell you what a comforting feeling it is as a mother to leave your children in such capable hands. In addition to the fabulous care that they receive, we have also learned a lot about our own parenting style. We have made changes at home that have greatly improved the way we communicate with our girls and that have allowed them to be more independent. As parents, it's the best decision we've ever made.

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.