Featured School of the Week: Cedarwood Waldorf School

From our friends at Cedarwood Waldorf School Connect with Cedarwood every Friday morning this fall! Cedarwood isn’t just a school. It’s a place for the whole family to learn and grow and connect with community. Located just five minutes from downtown Portland in the historic Lair Hill Neighborhood, Cedarwood Waldorf School’s curriculum weaves together the …

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Featured School of the Week: Bridges Middle School

From our friends at Bridges Middle School Bridges is the only middle school in Oregon specifically designed for students with learning differences to reach their maximum potential — in a loving, nurturing atmosphere centrally located in downtown Portland. Bridges’ small class settings for 5th-8th graders incorporate individualized academics with social skills, therapies, and support that …

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Featured School of the Week: Frontier Charter Academy

From our friends at Frontier Charter Academy Enroll today in Oregon’s innovative online school!  What happens when students and teachers come first? Here at Frontier Charter Academy, funds don’t go to big corporate curriculum providers but instead toward high quality digital learning tools and teacher salaries. When teachers have the power to create their own …

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Preschools and Schools with Space Available

Are you looking for a preschool or school for this fall? Whether you are enrolling for the first time or making a change, there are many schools and programs all over the city with space available. Explore some of the options below! Aprende con Amigos Preschool Aprende con Amigos is an innovative research-based Spanish immersion …

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The After-School Divide

Melissa L. Jones is a public school kid who grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She has been in Oregon for 16 years and has one son in Portland Public Schools.
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The 50,000 students in Portland Public Schools get the same math curriculum. More or less the same English, social studies and science, too. Elementary school students attend school the same number of days and hours, whether they attend Woodlawn in Northeast Portland or Maplewood in Southwest Portland. But when it comes to what happens after school at …

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