An article in the Hollywood newspaper announces the opening of the Franciscan Montessori Earth School in 1977 and pictures Sr. Francine Cardew, administrator.
An article in the Hollywood newspaper announces the opening of the Franciscan Montessori Earth School in 1977 and pictures Sr. Francine Cardew, administrator.
Franciscan Montessori Earth School is marking its 40th anniversary.

The 2017-18 school year will be filled with celebrations that focus on the milestone.

In 1977, Mother Francine Cardew and Mother Mary Michael Costello of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist opened their first classroom of 17 students in St. Rose Parish School. Since then, thousands of families have become part of the Earth School community.

Today the school is home to more than 300 students at its permanent home in outer Southeast Portland.