Remarkably Different for Over 40 Years


Franciscan Montessori Earth School St. Francis Academy

The first day the doors opened in 1977, people knew that this was something incredible.  In 2017, it’s still true!

It will continue to be something incredible–with your help!  Your gift helps make sure that the Earth School will always be there.  Consider the tax benefit of donating low cost basis stock as part of your annual gifts to FMES!

Several times each year we host an Open House.  Click below to RSVP.

Children's House

2.5 – 6 yrs

Lower Elementary

Grades 1- 3

Upper Elementary

Grades 4 – 6

St. Francis Academy

Grades 7 & 8
Montessori Earth School Open House

About FMES

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School/St. Francis Academy offers a Remarkably Different education to children in the pre-school, elementary and middle school levels. Small class size, before/after care, and a curriculum including foreign language instruction, gardening education and Earth Experiences are available on 10 picturesque acres in SE Portland.

From Our Blog

Weekly update from Sister Therese Gutting

Dear Earth School Families & Staff: "A single sunbeam is enough to drive away many shadows." St. Francis We are home and all seems well. All of us are extremely grateful for the tremendous...