our story


Puddletown started as one room classroom taught by  Sam Montana Gardner and Andrea Ludlow . They met at a local Montessori school where Andrea was running the after-school theater program and Sam was teaching middle school. Once they realized their common goal, they began looking for a space, performed a puppet show at a local library as their first open house, and opened in September 2004 with one classroom and 20 eager children. Since then, Puddletown has grown to three mixed-age primary classrooms and one elementary class, serving 85 families with children ages three to nine. We continue to grow and learn from the children and families we meet each year. We are an accredited Association Montessori Internationale (AMI) school and affiliated with the Oregon Montessori Association (OMA).