Education & Enrichment Guide 2015-16

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Much of what Metro Parent does throughout the year is focused on education. There are tons of decisions to be made, from figuring out the preschool philosophy that’s right for your family to how to save for your child’s college education. We’re here to help, with valuable local information about the many choices and resources in the Portland metro area. In this guide, you’ll find listings of many school and after-school opportunities.

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2015-16 Education Guide listings by focus area (then in alphabetical order)

Art Instruction/Crafts (After-School & Weekend)
Childcare/Daycare Services
Drama/Theater
Foreign Language (After-School & Weekend)
Foreign Language (School)
Gymnastics & Dance
Infants/Toddlers
Music Instruction
Preschools
Private Schools
Public & Charter Schools
Science/Nature Programs
Tutorial/Learning Services

Art Instruction/Crafts (After-School & Weekend)

Saturday Academy

SATURDAY ACADEMY
We’re not just on Saturdays! Founded in 1983, Saturday Academy offers classes and camps to students in grades 2-12 throughout the Portland Metro Area. Our focus is on science, technology, engineering, math, humanities, the arts and college preparation. Financial aid is available. Follow your curiosity with us.
Where: 5000 N Willamette Bl Portland OR 97203
Phone: 503-200-5858
Additional Locations:
Saturday Academy – Beaverton: 1100 NW Compton Drive Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: info@saturdayacademy.org
saturdayacademy.org
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Vibe of Portland

VIBE OF PORTLAND
Vibe of Portland’s Fine Art Studio at Tabor Space offers weekly art classes throughout the year, workshops and summer camps for artists ages 3-14. Classes include painting, mixed media, and sculpture as mediums. All classes include some art history and basic art techniques for a quality arts education.
Where: 5441 SE Belmont St Ste 01 Portland OR 97214
Phone: 503-560-3592
Email: info@vibepdx.org
vibepdx.org
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Childcare/Daycare Services

Belmont Academy

BELMONT ACADEMY
Belmont Academy provides infant through school-age programs, offering hands on learning experiences, and phonetic awareness facilitating emergent literacy. Included is a transitional kindergarten class for young 5’s, and older 4’s (needing more of a challenge). This class follows state and district kindergarten guidelines. Weekly Spanish classes are included for 3’s and up. Dance and tumbling classes are offered.
Where: 3841 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
Phone: 503-232-8985
Email: chutson@belmontacademy.org
BelmontAcademy.org
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Childswork Learning Center

CHILDSWORK LEARNING CENTER
Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit play-based preschool, kindergarten and childcare center located in Southeast Portland. Since 1984, our early childhood education center has served a diverse population of children ages 2-K and their families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery. Childswork recently received a 5 star rating from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. We are also certified as an Eco-Healthy Childcare Center.
Where: 4235 SE Salmon St Portland OR 97215
Phone: 503-234-3611
childswork.org
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The Goddard School in Portland

THE GODDARD SCHOOL IN PORTLAND
The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.
Where: 4086 NW Saltzman Rd Portland OR 97229
Phone: 800-GODDARD
Additional Locations:
The Goddard School in Clackamas: 14210 SE Sunnyside Rd Clackamas, OR 97015
The Goddard School in Hillsboro: 5530 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124
The Goddard School in Salmon Creek: 13201 NE 27th Ave Vancouver, WA 98686
The Goddard School in Vancouver: 3111 SE 192nd Ave Vancouver, WA 98683
The Goddard School in Portland: 4086 NW Saltzman Rd Portland, OR 97229
goddardschool.com/Portland

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WeVillage: The Pearl

WEVILLAGE
We accept ages 6 weeks to 12 years. Open all school holidays and closures! Infant/toddler have separate spaces! Open 6 days a week, evenings too! Modern, flexible and beautiful spaces for discerning busy parents who want the best! Visit our website to contact one of our locations in the Pearl, Hillsboro, Happy Valley, and NE Portland.
Where: 1024 NW Glisan St Portland OR 97209
Phone: 503-935-5590
Additional Locations:
1295 NE Orenco Station Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124; 503-640-7529
16126 SE Happy Valley Town Center Dr Ste 112 Happy Valley, OR 97086; 503-826-5172
1901 NE Broadway St Portland, OR 97232; 971-302-6187
Email: info@wevillage.com
wevillage.com

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YMCA of Columbia-Willamette

YMCA OF COLUMBIA-WILLAMETTE
The YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Child Care Division operates 16 Early Childhood Development Centers throughout the Portland Metro area. At the YMCA, we provide children with a nurturing atmosphere and dynamic curriculum that celebrates individuality, promotes self esteem and encourages positive social interaction. Before and after school programs also available. Come join us today!
Where: Multiple Locations
Phone: 503-223-9622
Email: ychildcare@ymcacw.org
ymcacw.org
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Drama/Theater

Northwest Children's Theater and School

NORTHWEST CHILDREN’S THEATER AND SCHOOL
Mission: to educate, entertain, and enrich the lives of young audiences. Located in NW Portland, the award-winning Northwest Children’s Theater and School provides year-round theater classes, playlabs and pre-professional training programs. NWCT’s School Break Camps are a perfect way to spend a furlough day.
Learn more…
Where: 1819 NW Everett St Portland OR 97209
Phone: 503-222-2190
Email: info@nwcts.org
nwcts.org
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Foreign Language (After-School & Weekend)

Portland Early Learning Project

PORTLAND EARLY LEARNING PROJECT
Portland Early Learning Project (PELP) teaches Family Spanish, preschool, K-3rd, 3rd-5th, and private classes throughout Portland. PELP is also proud to offer their signature **free** monthly Spanish Story & Play Times at family-friendly cafes and bookstores. Songs, games, and lots of movement make their programs fun & engaging for everyone!
Learn more…
Where:
Phone: 503-284-0610
Email: heather@portlandearlylearning.com
portlandearlylearning.com

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Foreign Language (School)

Bodhi Tree Chinese School

BODHI TREE CHINESE SCHOOL
We specialize in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese language programs and classes for children: Immersion preschool, toddlers; after school, homeschool classes, Saturday classes; and private tutoring. Teachers are native speakers, with good English, degreed, and many years teaching experience. We focus on speaking/listening, but also reading/writing. The school started in 2003.
Where: 5403 SE Center St Portland OR 97206
Phone: 503-788-0336
Email: Contact us via this link.
bodhiTreeChineseSchool.org
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French American International School

FRENCH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
FAIS is a preschool – grade eight French immersion school offering a world renowned curriculum supplemented by the International Baccalaureate framework with English, science, PE, art, and music. Our wooded 15-acre campus offers science and computer labs, gymnasiums, library, arts studios, and multiple playgrounds.
Learn more…
Where: 8500 NW Johnson St Portland OR 97229
Phone: 503-292-7776
Email: admissions@faispdx.org
faispdx.org
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German International School

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The German International School’s uber innovative curriculum is the basis of a well-rounded education that cultivates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. We instill cross-cultural acceptance, understanding, and appreciation in our students and give them the tools and perspectives needed to actively participate as global citizens. Schedule a tour today!
Learn more…
Where: 3900 SW Murray Bl Beaverton OR 97005
Phone: 503-626-9089
Email: info@gspdx.org
gspdx.org

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Hope Chinese Charter School

HOPE CHINESE CHARTER SCHOOL
Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) is a public charter school that provides a Mandarin Chinese immersion education to elementary school students. HCCS, located in the Beaverton School District, is currently offering preschool-4th, and preschool-5th in the Fall of 2016. One grade level will be added each year through 8th grade.
Where: 9100 SW Wilshire St Portland OR 97225
Phone: 971-226-7500
Email: info@hopeccs.org
hopeccs.org

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The International School

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from preschool through 5th grade. Its small classes and inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate approach enable children to acquire language and culture as they learn to pursue knowledge throughout life. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary!
Learn more…
Where: 025 SW Sherman St Portland OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-2496
Email: admissions@intlschool.org
intlschool.org

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Northwest Chinese Academy

NORTHWEST CHINESE ACADEMY
NWCA provides an outstanding full time, true Mandarin language and cultural immersion education with an accelerated English Literacy program to foster the total development and highest potential of each child. Students learn in a positive and caring environment to become responsible global citizens.
Learn more…
Where: 8565 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy Beaverton OR 97225
Phone: 503-546-3455
Email: info@nwchineseacademy.org
nwchineseacademy.org
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Oregon Hope Chinese School

OREGON HOPE CHINESE SCHOOL
Oregon Hope Chinese School (OHCS) is a nonprofit organization that teaches Chinese language (Mandarin, using Pinyin and simplified characters), culture, and heritage. OHCS currently provides Saturday Chinese classes, Mandarin Kids Preschool, Summer Camps, and After-School Chinese club. Children as young as three years old can enroll and learn Chinese.
Where: 4010 NW Kaiser Rd Portland OR 97229
Phone: 971-226-7240
Email: info@oregon-hope.org
oregon-hope.org

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Gymnastics & Dance

Westside Dance & Gymnastics Academy

WESTSIDE DANCE & GYMNASTICS ACADEMY
Gymnastics, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, ballet, Princess Ballet, Musical Theatre, Acrobatics, Performing Dance Company, Ballet Company, Hip Hop Company, Acrobatic Team, Northwest Fusion Dance Company. All abilities 2yrs-Adult, Academic Preschool (extended care), Camps, Birthday Parties, Parents Night Out.
Where: 11632 SW Pacific Hwy Tigard OR 97223
Phone: 503-639-5388
Email: info@westsideacademy.com
westsideacademy.com
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Echo Theater Company

ECHO THEATER COMPANY
Echo Theater Company is a movement school using acrobatics, trapeze, aerial dance, and physical theater to create fearlessly. We currently offer classes, camps, private instruction and parties for ages 1 – 100. Our non-competitive environment allows for collaboration, empowerment and the joyful celebration of community.
Learn more…
Where: 1515 SE 37th Ave Portland OR 97214
Phone: 503-231-1232×2
Additional Locations:
Multnomah Arts Center: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy Portland, OR 97219
Email: hello@echotheaterpdx.org
echotheaterpdx.org
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Haiyan International Dance Academy

HAIYAN INTERNATIONAL DANCE ACADEMY
HIDA’s curriculum emphasizes on development of strong ballet technique, appreciation for various dance styles, discovery of the joy of movement and expression. In the process, students will learn the important value of discipline, perseverance and cooperation, which will benefit them for life no matter which field of profession they choose.
Where: 15160 NW Laidlaw Rd, Ste 110 Portland OR 97229
Phone: 786-427-4840
Email: yang.haiyanballet@hotmail.com
haiyanballet.net
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Infants/Toddlers

West Hills Montessori School (LO Campus)

WEST HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (LO CAMPUS)
At West Hills Montessori School we serve the social, emotional and intellectual needs of children ages 15 months to 12 years (SW Portland and Lake Oswego locations). Serving Portland area families for almost 50 years!
Where: 4515 Parkview Dr Lake Oswego OR 97035
Phone: 503-636-1408
Email: vermontstreet@westhills-montessori.com
westhills-montessori.com
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Music Instruction

Bennett Suzuki Violin Studio

BENNETT SUZUKI VIOLIN STUDIO
Age 2 to adult: parent/child lessons, sibling lessons, private lessons, group lessons, recitals. Suzuki Method: learn by listening with a gradual transition to note-reading. Edie Bennett specializes in teaching young children, has over 35 years of teaching experience, certified, Masters Degree.
Initial appointment is free.
Where: 8628 SW 50th Ave Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-246-9945
Email: edieviolin@aol.com
ediebennett.com
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Harmony Road Music Center

HARMONY ROAD MUSIC CENTER
The Harmony Road Music Courses offers an exciting and innovative program to toddlers through adults. You and your student discover the world of music through age-appropriate motivating materials and activities. Learning is safe and comfortable. Learning is layered and progressive within the classes and from level to level.
Learn more…
Where: 17300 SE 82nd Dr Ste B Clackamas OR 97015
Phone: 503-557-5145
Additional Locations:
Westside Music School: 1800 NW 167th Pl Ste 110 Beaverton, OR 97006; 503-533-5100
Email: info@harmonyroadoregon.com
harmonyroadoregon.com

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Metropolitan Youth Symphony

METROPOLITAN YOUTH SYMPHONY
MYS provides music education and performance opportunities to 480 youth in the Portland Metro area. We offer 12 ensembles including orchestra, band, jazz, and strings, theory classes, and a Beginning Strings program. MYS welcomes students at all levels, and provides tuition assistance to families in need.
Where: 4800 SW Macadam Ste 105 Portland OR 97239
Phone: 503-239-4566
Email: rcline@playmys.org
playmys.org

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Portland Symphonic Girlchoir

PORTLAND SYMPHONIC GIRLCHOIR
The award-winning Portland Symphonic Girlchoir, celebrating 27 years of unparalleled performance opportunities/choral music education as a unique collaborative community, is recognized as one of the finest Girlchoirs in North America. Girls, ages 5-18, from Portland and SW Washington in five progressive ensembles join together in interactive rehearsals and dynamic performances presenting repertoire from varied cultures and styles.
Prelude Singers: Grades K-2nd/ages 5-7
Debut Choir: Grades 2nd-5th/ages 7-10
Intermezzo Choir: Grades 5th – 8th/ages 10-13
Premier Choir: Grades 8th – 12th/ages 13-18
Where: 1015 SW 18th Ave Portland OR 97205
Phone: 503-226-6162
Email: girlchoirinfo@gmail.com
girlchoir.com

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SUZUKI PIANO STUDIO
Individual piano lessons for ages five through adult. Suzuki Method and Traditional Method. Ear Training and Music Theory included. Optional recitals, festivals and Oregon Music Teacher Association Syllabus. Patient and supportive learning environment. Over 20 years experience. Bachelor of Music, Associate of the Royal Conservatory of Toronto. Reasonable rates.
Where: 3003 SE Milwaukie Ave Portland OR 97202
Phone: 503-799-7973
Email: eithnesuzp@hotmail.com
suzukipianoportland.com
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Westside Music School

WESTSIDE MUSIC SCHOOL
The Harmony Road Music Courses offers an exciting and innovative program to toddlers through adults. You and your student discover the world of music through age-appropriate motivating materials and activities. Learning is safe and comfortable. Learning is layered and progressive within the classes and from level to level.
Learn more…
Where: 1800 NW 167th Pl Ste 110 Beaverton OR 97006
Phone: 503-553-5100
Email: info@WestsideMusicSchool.org
westsidemusicschool.org

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Preschools

AHSC Yu Miao Chinese Immersion Preschool

AHSC YU MIAO CHINESE IMMERSION PRESCHOOL
Students at Asian Health and Service Center (AHSC)’s Yu Miao Chinese Immersion Preschool embrace multiculturalism by learning the Mandarin language and Chinese cultures and customs at an early age. We foster and encourage personal growth, social development, and academic exploration through an integrated program. Our Mandarin Chinese language immersion program makes language learning fun! We spark interest in multiculturalism by teaching young children Chinese cultures and customs, cultural dance, martial arts, poetry, art, calligraphy, literature, music, and song. Yu Miao Chinese Immersion Preschool also functions as a day care center, allowing families flexibility with drop-off and pick-up.
Where: 5239 SE Woodstock Bl Portland OR 97206
Phone: 503-775-3767
Email: tyang@ahscpdx.org
ahscpdx.org/yumiao.html

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Belmont Academy

BELMONT ACADEMY
Belmont Academy provides infant through school-age programs, offering hands on learning experiences, and phonetic awareness facilitating emergent literacy. Included is a transitional kindergarten class for young 5’s, and older 4’s (needing more of a challenge). This class follows state and district kindergarten guidelines. Weekly Spanish classes are included for 3’s and up. Dance and tumbling classes are offered.
Where: 3841 SE Belmont St Portland OR 97214
Phone: 503-232-8985
Email: chutson@belmontacademy.org
BelmontAcademy.org
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The Carl Preschool

THE CARL PRESCHOOL
Providing a warm, fun and creative environment where your child will laugh, learn and grow. We are a member of Parent-Child Preschools of Oregon and open to all. Experienced teacher. We provide enrichment programs, such as Soccer Shots, Art, Yoga and Kinderdance. Options for, ages 2.5-5. 9am-1pm and early care. Come visit!
Where: 920 NW 25th Ave Portland OR 97210
Phone: 503-226-6131
Email: preschool@shaarietorah.org
thecarlschool.com
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Cedar Hills Kindergarten & Preschool

CEDAR HILLS KINDERGARTEN & PRESCHOOL
Our cooperative learning community brings together children, parents, and teachers in meaningful play. We develop collaborative relationships and we explore environments, experiences, and activities that encourage curiosity and wonder. We value who children are, celebrate their unique gifts, believe in their capabilities, encourage their interests, and honor their feelings and ideas.
Where: 11695 SW Park Way Portland OR 97225
Phone: 503-643-9010
Email: registrar@cedarhillskp.org
cedarhillskp.org

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The Children's Hour Academy

THE CHILDREN’S HOUR ACADEMY
A child-centered private school, we welcome preschoolers through Kindergartners. Our year-round, values-based program with extended hours (7am-6pm) offers Spanish and developmentally appropriate curriculum. Our classes are small; successfully facilitating positive growth and care for each child. Optional Soccer Shots and included breakfast, lunch and snacks accommodate busy parents.
Where: 17650 SW 65th Ave Lake Oswego OR 97035
Phone: 503-635-2139
Email: michelle@childrens-hour.com
childrens-hour.com
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Childswork Learning Center

CHILDSWORK LEARNING CENTER
Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit play-based preschool, kindergarten and childcare center located in Southeast Portland. Since 1984, our early childhood education center has served a diverse population of children ages 2-K and their families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery. Childswork recently received a 5 star rating from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. We are also certified as an Eco-Healthy Childcare Center.
Where: 4235 SE Salmon St Portland OR 97215
Phone: 503-234-3611
childswork.org
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Chinese American International School

CHINESE AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
Offering a developmentally appropriate Chinese Immersion education and culture program for preschool and kindergarten children and an after school program. We offer experienced and qualified immersion teachers who are native Chinese speakers. With over 40 years combined experience in the Immersion field, our staff is nurturing and dedicated to insuring your child’s bilingual and bicultural future.
Where: 1855 South Shore Bl Lake Oswego OR 97034
Phone: 503-348-3028
Email: spons@caisoregon.org
caisoregon.org
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Christ United Methodist Preschool

CHRIST UNITED METHODIST PRESCHOOL
We provide developmentally appropriate academics and creative, fun, active, hands-on curriculum and play. Our preschool is spacious, clean and cheerful with engaging centers in art, drama, writing, reading, math, building, science, pets, and more. A large, fenced in playground and covered area is directly outside the rooms for safety and accessibility.
Where: 12755 NW Dogwood St Portland OR 97229
Phone: 503-646-2265
christunitedmethodistpreschool.com/

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Chrysalis Home School

CHRYSALIS HOME SCHOOL
At Chrysalis we play, build, discover, create, dance, draw, puzzle, imagine, get muddy, read, listen, sculpt, sing, make friends, help, plant, climb, hunt for treasure, learn, harvest, snuggle, spin, teach, and lots more.
Where: 4330 NE 70th Ave Portland OR 97218
Phone: 503-287-8481
Email: colstrohm@gmail.com
chrysalishomeschool.com
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Dove Christian Preschool

DOVE CHRISTIAN PRESCHOOL
Experienced teachers lead small classrooms, focusing on academics, music, play time, and field trips. The dove is a well-know symbol of peace, love, devotion, and care of family. Dove Christian Preschool strives to nurture children in that same spirit.
Where: 7555 SW 45th Ave Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-246-5959
dovepreschool.com
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Franciscan Montessori Earth School

FRANCISCAN MONTESSORI EARTH SCHOOL
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.
Learn more…
Where: 14750 SE Clinton Portland OR 97236
Phone: 503-760-8220
Email: info@fmes.org
fmes.org

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Gabriel Park Preschool

GABRIEL PARK PRESCHOOL
Gabriel Park Preschool is a nonprofit cooperative preschool for children ages 2-5. Parent involvement creates a rich, nurturing environment while also keeping tuition low. The curriculum is based on a “learn through play” philosophy which allows children to explore and manipulate their environment to discover and learn new things.
Where: 5815 SW Gillcrest Dr Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-3518
Email: gpps@gabrielparkpreschool.com
gabrielparkpreschool.com
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The Goddard School in Portland

THE GODDARD SCHOOL IN PORTLAND
The Goddard School uses the most current, academically endorsed methods to ensure that children have fun while learning the skills they need for long-term success in school and in life. Our talented teachers also collaborate with parents to nurture children into respectful, confident and joyful learners.
Where: 4086 NW Saltzman Rd Portland OR 97229
Phone: 800-GODDARD
Additional Locations:
The Goddard School in Clackamas: 14210 SE Sunnyside Rd Clackamas, OR 97015
The Goddard School in Hillsboro: 5530 NE Elam Young Pkwy Hillsboro, OR 97124
The Goddard School in Salmon Creek: 13201 NE 27th Ave Vancouver, WA 98686
The Goddard School in Vancouver: 3111 SE 192nd Ave Vancouver, WA 98683
The Goddard School in Portland: 4086 NW Saltzman Rd Portland, OR 97229
goddardschool.com/Portland

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Hands On Art and Play

HANDS ON ART AND PLAY
Hands On Art & Play Preschool offers young children a place to explore arts, crafts and music in an environment that is exciting, safe and fun. Children may attend preschool 1,2,3,4 or 5 days a week! Hands On also partners with other local programs to offer Spanish, dance, art and yoga after school classes and summer camps.
Where: 2800 SE Harrison St Portland OR 97214
Phone: 503-239-8521
Email: jennifer@handsonartandplay.com
handsonartandplay.com
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Hope Chinese Charter School

HOPE CHINESE CHARTER SCHOOL
Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) is a public charter school that provides a Mandarin Chinese immersion education to elementary school students. HCCS, located in the Beaverton School District, is currently offering preschool-4th, and preschool-5th in the Fall of 2016. One grade level will be added each year through 8th grade.
Where: 9100 SW Wilshire St Portland OR 97225
Phone: 971-226-7500
Email: info@hopeccs.org
hopeccs.org

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The International School

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from preschool through 5th grade. Its small classes and inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate approach enable children to acquire language and culture as they learn to pursue knowledge throughout life. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary!
Learn more…
Where: 025 SW Sherman St Portland OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-2496
Email: admissions@intlschool.org
intlschool.org

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Montessori School of Beaverton

MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF BEAVERTON
MSB is where academics come alive, boundaries to success and progress are lifted and children love to learn! Today, in our 4th decade, MSB continues to provide Montessori education for children 3 through 12 years of age. At MSB, students integrate academics with explorations in nature throughout their school day on a private campus located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon.
Where: 11065 NW Crystal Creek Lane Portland OR 97229
Phone: 503-439-1597
Email: info@msb.org
msb.org
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Oregon Episcopal School

OREGON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
Oregon Episcopal School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 college preparatory, independent school with approximately 860 students. We are committed to small classes in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Our beautiful 59-acre campus provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
Learn more…
Where: 6300 SW Nicol Rd Portland OR 97223
Phone: 503-768-3115
Email: admit@oes.edu
oes.edu
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Portland Jewish Academy

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
PJA’s Preschool provides the best practices of early childhood education in a setting of Jewish awareness. We serve children from two through five years. Our dedicated teachers foster a warm, joyful environment that supports creative exploration and physical and spiritual development. PJA Preschool is certified by the state of Oregon.
Where: 6651 SW Capitol Hwy Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-0126
Email: office@pjaproud.org
pjaproud.org
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Small Friends Preschool & Kindergarten

SMALL FRIENDS SCHOOL
Small Friends provides developmentally appropriate programs to children, ages 3 – 5. We believe children are active, capable, willing participants in their education for life. Our classrooms provide ample opportunities for children to explore, create, observe, experiment and collaborate to construct a deeper understanding of their world.
Where: 7475 SW Oleson Rd Portland OR 97223
Phone: 503-388-2266
Email: smallfriendsschool@gmail.com
smallfriendsschool.com
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Sunshine Montessori Preschool and Childcare Center

SUNSHINE MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CENTER
We have been serving the Beaverton families since 1995 and offer year around Montessori education, toddler through kindergarten, with extended care. Large playground with basketball, tennis and large play structures. Music program and hot meals provided. Our children are thriving in area private and public elementary schools.
Where: 4845 SW Murray Blvd Beaverton OR 97005
Phone: 503-644-1466
Additional Locations:
17650 SW Alexander St Aloha, OR 97003
Email: info@sunshine-montessori.com
sunshine-montessori.com
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Trinity Lutheran Church & School

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Challenging Curriculum • Small Class Size • Family Centered • Diverse Student Body • Computer Lab • Spanish • Sports • Music • Drama • Art • Band • Outdoor School • Student Council • Certified Extended Care & Day Care: (ages 3-12) 7 am – 6 pm
Learn more…
Where: 5520 NE Killingsworth Portland OR 97218
Phone: 503-288-6403
Email: office@trinityportland.org
trinityportland.org

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The Tucker-Maxon School

TUCKER-MAXON SCHOOL
Tucker-Maxon is a parent’s first choice for outstanding independent education for children preschool through 5th grade. Masters-level teachers focus on academics, communications, and emotional intelligence, plus art, music, PE, rock-climbing, robotics, gardening, goats and chickens. Nurturing 1:8 classroom ratio. Where every child has a voice. Call for a tour today!
Where: 2860 SE Holgate Blvd Portland OR 97202
Phone: 503-235-6551
Email: info@tuckermaxon.org
tuckermaxon.org

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West Hills Montessori School

WEST HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
At West Hills Montessori School we serve the social, emotional and intellectual needs of children ages 15 months to 12 years (SW Portland and Lake Oswego locations). Serving Portland area families for almost 50 years!
Learn more…
Where: 4920 SW Vermont St Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-246-5495
Additional Locations:
Lake Oswego Campus: 4515 Parkview Drive Lake Oswego, OR 97035; 503-636-1408
Email: vermontstreet@westhills-montessori.com
westhills-montessori.com

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Whole Child Montessori Center

WHOLE CHILD MONTESSORI CENTER
Since 1983, Whole Child Montessori Center has nurtured a warm and engaging school community for Portland families with little ones aged 3-6 (preschool-kindergarten). We offer a rich, interactive Montessori environment that fosters curiosity, joy, a lively intellect, and social harmony. Contact us to come for a visit!
Where: 5909 SE 40th Ave Portland OR 97202
Phone: 503-771-6366
Email: enrollment@wholechildmontessori.org
wholechildmontessori.org
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Wildflowers Preschool

WILDFLOWERS PRESCHOOL
Our 5 star preschool has a low student to teacher ratio. We provide a small community where children can feel that they are a part of an extended family. Our curriculum is influenced by Montessori, Reggio-Emilia, and Environmental Education, and we follow children’s interests. We spend lots of time outdoors.
Where: 4520 SE Center St Portland OR 97206
Phone: 503-774-1207
Email: wildflowerspreschool@hotmail.com
wildflowerspreschool.com
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Young Wonders Preschool

YOUNG WONDERS PRESCHOOL
Play is the foundation for learning at Young Wonders. Our nurturing, child-centered classroom promotes creativity, resourcefulness, exploration and a love of learning. Activities include art, language, music, drama and gardening. We are an Eco-Healthy certified preschool with a commitment to a healthy school environment and an emphasis on natural materials.
Where: 4324 NE 17th Ave Portland OR 97211
Phone: 503-281-3819
Email: youngwonderspreschool@gmail.com
youngwonderspreschool.com

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Private Schools

A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences

A RENAISSANCE SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
K-8 school where questions lead learning, wondering is a habit of mind, and great ideas thrive. Arts and sciences are lively contexts for skill development and application. Learners develop confidence and competence as projects unfold with collaboration and guidance. Children are empowered to contribute through service, leadership, and civic engagement.
Where: 0234 SW Bancroft St Portland OR 97239
Phone: 971-221-2311
Email: castleattheedge@gmail.com
renaissanceschoolportland.org

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Agia Sophia Academy

AGIA SOPHIA ACADEMY
Offering programs for age 3 to 5th grade. Our mission is to educate the whole child by providing a rich academic and arts curriculum, grounded in Orthodox Christian values, while fostering love of learning, personal responsibility and respect for each person.
Learn more…
Where: 14485 SW Walker Rd Beaverton OR 97006
Phone: 503-641-4600
Email: schooloffice@asapdx.org
asapdx.org
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ARBOR SCHOOL OF ARTS & SCIENCES
Cultivating intellect, character, and creativity in a small group setting, our program is designed to support each student as an individual, provide a sense of community, and enhance the teacher/child relationship. Our 22-acre campus includes a sizable library, a large covered play space, music studio, science lab, and design studios. Open House: Sun, 10/25/15
Where: 4201 SW Borland Rd Tualatin OR 97062
Phone: 503-638-6399
Email: admissions@arborschool.org
arborschool.org
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Bridges Middle School

BRIDGES MIDDLE SCHOOL
Every moment is a teaching moment at Bridges Middle School, an independent nonprofit school in Portland, Oregon, serving 5th-8th grade students with learning differences. Bridges’s small class sizes allow dedicated teachers to give individual attention to each student’s needs.
Learn more…
Where: 716 NE Marine Dr Portland OR 97211
Phone: 503-688-2922
Email: info@bridgesms.org
BridgesMS.org

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Cathedral School

CATHEDRAL SCHOOL
Serving students in Pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. The mission of Cathedral School is to provide an excellent academic education grounded in Catholic Religious principles and values, thereby creating a lifelong love for learning and a respect for each person and all creation as gifts of God.
Where: 110 NW 17th Avenue Portland OR 97209
Phone: 503-275-9370
Email: shatley@cathedral-or.org
cathedral-or.org
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Catholic Schools

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Catholic schools: We transform the world! Accredited through the Western Catholic Education Association (WCEA), our schools provide caring, engaging and supportive communities for your child’s intellectual, spiritual and social growth. We foster faith-centered academic excellence, critical thinking & creativity, service opportunities and enriching co-curricular programs. Visit archdpdx.org/schools to find a Catholic school in your community.
Where: Locations throughout the Portland metro area and SW Washington
archdpdx.org/schools

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Catlin Gabel School

CATLIN GABEL SCHOOL
Catlin Gabel is a progressive independent pre-K through 12th grade day school where teachers build transforming relationships with each student, honoring each child’s innate capacities, encouraging exploration, welcoming questions, and always presenting new intellectual and creative challenges to our young scientists, storytellers, artists, and athletes. Catlin Gabel supports inspired learning leading to responsible action through dedicated teaching, caring relationships, a challenging curriculum, and community service. We value each person’s effort, imagination, and positive contributions to the community. We celebrate being inclusive and the partnership between family and school.
Learn more…
Where: 8825 SW Barnes Rd Portland OR 97225
Phone: 503-297-1894
Email: admission@catlin.edu
catlin.edu

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Childswork Learning Center

CHILDSWORK LEARNING CENTER
Childswork Learning Center is a non-profit play-based preschool, kindergarten and childcare center located in Southeast Portland. Since 1984, our early childhood education center has served a diverse population of children ages 2-K and their families, focusing on the development of the whole child with respect and compassion. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery. Childswork recently received a 5 star rating from Oregon’s Quality Rating and Improvement System. We are also certified as an Eco-Healthy Childcare Center.
Where: 4235 SE Salmon St Portland OR 97215
Phone: 503-234-3611
childswork.org
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Class Academy

CLASS ACADEMY
CLASS Academy is a pre-K through 8th grade year-round private school. We achieve excellence in education through small class sizes, age blended classes, and multi-sensory learning. Learning is enriched with Art, Music, Gym, and Science daily, in addition to all core classes. Tuition include Before and After School Supervision. Students are placed is classes based on social, emotion, and academic levels, not by age, allowing every student to reach his/her potential.
Where: 2730 NW Vaughn St Portland OR 97210
Phone: 503-223-9099
Email: class@classacademy.com
classacademy.com

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Columbia Academy

COLUMBIA ACADEMY
Columbia Academy is a five-star PreK-6th grade private school offering small classes, individualized programs and a powerful, proven curriculum. Check out the “Testimonials” page of our website and find out why parents say we are the best kept secret in Portland. Call to schedule a tour and free day!
Where: 19200 Willamette Dr West Linn OR 97068
Phone: 503-699-1012
Email: info@GoColumbiaAcademy.com
GoColumbiaAcademy.com

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German International School

GERMAN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The German International School’s uber innovative curriculum is the basis of a well-rounded education that cultivates curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. We instill cross-cultural acceptance, understanding, and appreciation in our students and give them the tools and perspectives needed to actively participate as global citizens. Schedule a tour today!
Learn more…
Where: 3900 SW Murray Bl Beaverton OR 97005
Phone: 503-626-9089
Email: info@gspdx.org
gspdx.org

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The International School

THE INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL
The International School provides a warm, multicultural environment where children are fully immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese from preschool through 5th grade. Its small classes and inquiry-based, International Baccalaureate approach enable children to acquire language and culture as they learn to pursue knowledge throughout life. Now celebrating its 25th anniversary!
Learn more…
Where: 025 SW Sherman St Portland OR 97201
Phone: 503-226-2496
Email: admissions@intlschool.org
intlschool.org

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Northwest Academy

NORTHWEST ACADEMY
An independent college preparatory school, grades 6-12, offering rigorous academic and arts programs that emphasize creative thinking.
Where: 1130 SW Main St Portland OR 97205
Phone: 503-223-3367
nwacademy.org
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Oregon Episcopal School

OREGON EPISCOPAL SCHOOL
Oregon Episcopal School is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 college preparatory, independent school with approximately 860 students. We are committed to small classes in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Our beautiful 59-acre campus provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
Learn more…
Where: 6300 SW Nicol Rd Portland OR 97223
Phone: 503-768-3115
Email: admit@oes.edu
oes.edu
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Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School

OUR LADY OF THE LAKE CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Our Lady of the Lake School exists to develop our students’ God-given potential and guide them to “Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly With Our God” (Micah 6). This academically excellent school, graduates students who have strong Catholic values, embody lifelong learning, and are responsible citizens.
Where: 650 A Ave Lake Oswego OR 97034
Phone: 503-636-2121
Email: JCodd@ollschool-lakeoswego.org
ollschool-lakeoswego.org

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Portland Jewish Academy

PORTLAND JEWISH ACADEMY
PJA’s Preschool provides the best practices of early childhood education in a setting of Jewish awareness. We serve children from two through five years. Our dedicated teachers foster a warm, joyful environment that supports creative exploration and physical and spiritual development. PJA Preschool is certified by the state of Oregon.
Where: 6651 SW Capitol Hwy Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-0126
Email: office@pjaproud.org
pjaproud.org
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St. Cecilia School

ST. CECILIA SCHOOL
St. Cecilia School, known for its academic excellence, state-of-the-art facilities, quality faculty and instructional aides, and leadership in technology learning, partners with parents to prepare students to be responsible citizens and life-long learners with strong Catholic values.
Where: 12250 SW 5th St Beaverton OR 97005
Phone: 503-644-2619
stceciliaschool.us

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St. Clare School

ST. CLARE SCHOOL
For parents who value education with personal care, St. Clare is the school that embraces and develops every child’s distinct spirit. Visit us and our website and learn about our award winning programs and why we are called “the small school with the big heart”. Open House: January 31st (12-2pm).
Where: 1807 SW Freeman St Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-244-7600
Email: info@stclarepdx.org
stclarepdx.org
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St. John Fisher School

ST. JOHN FISHER SCHOOL
The mission of St. John Fisher School, a Catholic Community, is to partner with the family in educating and developing the whole child.
Learn more…
Where: 7101 SW 46th Ave Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-246-3234
Email: mholub@sjfschool.org
sjfschool.org
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St. Thomas More School

ST. THOMAS MORE CATHOLIC SCHOOL
St. Thomas More is a Catholic parish school centered in Gospel values and dedicated to maximizing the spiritual and educational development of the whole child.
Where: 3521 SW Patton Rd Portland OR 97221
Phone: 503-222-6105
Email: stmschool@stmpdx.org
stmpdxschool.org
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Swallowtail Waldorf School and Farm

SWALLOWTAIL WALDORF SCHOOL AND FARM
Artistically educating the whole child. Inspiring gratitude and reverence for humanity, nature, and lifelong learning. Offering Waldorf education for children from preschool through Grade 8. Classical education is enhanced with art, music and movement in every subject. We also have a 26-acre Farm.
Learn more…
Where: 332 NE 6th Ave Hillsboro OR 97124
Phone: 503-846-0336
Email: info@swallowtailschool.org
SwallowtailSchool.org

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Trinity Lutheran Church & School

TRINITY LUTHERAN CHRISTIAN SCHOOL
Challenging Curriculum • Small Class Size • Family Centered • Diverse Student Body • Computer Lab • Spanish • Sports • Music • Drama • Art • Band • Outdoor School • Student Council • Certified Extended Care & Day Care: (ages 3-12) 7 am – 6 pm
Learn more…
Where: 5520 NE Killingsworth Portland OR 97218
Phone: 503-288-6403
Email: office@trinityportland.org
trinityportland.org

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The Tucker-Maxon School

TUCKER-MAXON SCHOOL
Tucker-Maxon is a parent’s first choice for outstanding independent education for children preschool through 5th grade. Masters-level teachers focus on academics, communications, and emotional intelligence, plus art, music, PE, rock-climbing, robotics, gardening, goats and chickens. Nurturing 1:8 classroom ratio. Where every child has a voice. Call for a tour today!
Where: 2860 SE Holgate Blvd Portland OR 97202
Phone: 503-235-6551
Email: info@tuckermaxon.org
tuckermaxon.org

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Valley Catholic School

VALLEY CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Located on a beautiful, 43-acre campus, Valley Catholic offers faith-based education, award-winning academic programs taught by outstanding faculty, championship athletics, and quality fine arts in a close-knit community, serving students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades. Rigorous classes start early and college preparation begins at the middle school level.
Where: 4420 SW St Mary’s Dr Beaverton OR 97007
Phone: 503-718-6500
Email: info@valleycatholic.org
valleycatholic.org
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Visitation Catholic School

VISITATION CATHOLIC SCHOOL
Visitation offers a rigorous private Catholic school curriculum for students in the preschool through eighth grade. Visitation Catholic School is a rural school with small class sizes, a faith based program, and courses such as music, PE, and Spanish for all students.
Where: 4189 NW Visitation Rd Forest Grove OR 97116
Phone: 503-357-6990
Email: cfunk@vcsknights.org
vcsknights.org
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West Hills Montessori School

WEST HILLS MONTESSORI SCHOOL
At West Hills Montessori School we serve the social, emotional and intellectual needs of children ages 15 months to 12 years (SW Portland and Lake Oswego locations). Serving Portland area families for almost 50 years!
Learn more…
Where: 4920 SW Vermont St Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-246-5495
Additional Locations:
Lake Oswego Campus: 4515 Parkview Drive Lake Oswego, OR 97035; 503-636-1408
Email: vermontstreet@westhills-montessori.com
westhills-montessori.com

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Public & Charter Schools

Hope Chinese Charter School

HOPE CHINESE CHARTER SCHOOL
Hope Chinese Charter School (HCCS) is a public charter school that provides a Mandarin Chinese immersion education to elementary school students. HCCS, located in the Beaverton School District, is currently offering preschool-4th, and preschool-5th in the Fall of 2016. One grade level will be added each year through 8th grade.
Where: 9100 SW Wilshire St Portland OR 97225
Phone: 971-226-7500
Email: info@hopeccs.org
hopeccs.org

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Milwaukie Academy of the Arts

MILWAUKIE ACADEMY OF THE ARTS
MAA is a free public charter high school open to students living in Oregon. We offer a rigorous arts-based curriculum preparing students for success using Project Based Learning, where students choose a broad spectrum of arts courses and all core classes are taught using the arts to enhance student learning.
Where: 11300 SE 23rd Ave Milwaukie OR 97222
Phone: 503-353-5843
Email: taylorti@nclack.k12.or.us
academyofthearts.org

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Multisensory Learning Academy

MULTISENSORY LEARNING ACADEMY K-8 PUBLIC CHARTER SCHOOL
The Multisensory Learning Academy (MLA) is a dream and a vision that a school can exist to serve the needs of students who seek to excel in both academics and life. At MLA, students will receive instruction that is designed to offer experiences in all academic areas with a focus on reaching their particular learning style. Not all people learn in the same way or on the same day. We value and recognize these differences and strive to be aware of learning opportunities that are Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic.
Where: 22565 NE Halsey St Fairview OR 97024
Phone: 503-405-7868
Email: awaldbillig@mla.k12.or.us
mla.k12.or.us

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Riverdale School District

RIVERDALE SCHOOL DISTRICT
Our simple but powerful goal is to produce students who know how to use their minds well. The Riverdale education is academically rigorous and learner-centered. Here, core academic disciplines marry with art, music and experiential learning at all grade levels from preschool through 12th grade.
Where: 11733 SW Breyman Ave Portland OR 97219
Phone: 503-262-4847
Email: hchandler@riverdale.k12.or.us
riverdaleschool.com

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Science/Nature Programs

Saturday Academy

SATURDAY ACADEMY
We’re not just on Saturdays! Founded in 1983, Saturday Academy offers classes and camps to students in grades 2-12 throughout the Portland Metro Area. Our focus is on science, technology, engineering, math, humanities, the arts and college preparation. Financial aid is available. Follow your curiosity with us.
Where: 5000 N Willamette Bl Portland OR 97203
Phone: 503-200-5858
Additional Locations:
Saturday Academy – Beaverton: 1100 NW Compton Drive Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: info@saturdayacademy.org
saturdayacademy.org
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Tutorial/Learning Services

Creative Roots

CREATIVE ROOTS
Creative Roots offers educational programs for all ages, including:  tutoring, coaching, classes, camps, and workshops for kids, parents & educators. Our nurturing and creative environment supports individuals, families and communities in their personal and professional growth and development, to create growth and development for sustainable change.
Where: 2661 NW Thurman St Portland OR 97210
Phone: 503-451-5179
Email: Monique@creativerootspdx.com
creativerootspdx.com
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Math Gamers

MATH GAMERS
After School Math Enrichment Program designed to help kids (gr K-6) become engaged in math, as they play original, specialized games (board, dice, guessing, logic). Games’ goals are matched to goals of the new common core standards. Our teachers come to the school in a 6-week, once-a-week, afterschool format and help your students learn as they play the games! There is a new game each week, and every game has an embedded objective that helps them apply and refine their knowledge of one or more of the common core math standards.
Learn more…
Where: Locations througout Portland.
Phone: 503-880-4988
Email: kc@mathgamers.net
mathgamers.net
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Mentor Portland

MENTOR PORTLAND
Moms like you commonly ask us for help with their child’s: Behavioral problems, mindset and motivation, writing, English, and social skills. Mentored / tutored students report: Improved life satisfaction, higher levels of motivation and self confidence, a stronger commitment to goals and purpose. Mentored students report higher GPAs, too.
Where: 1834 SE St Andrews Dr Portland OR 97202
Phone: 503-347-7102
Email: eric@mentorportland.com
mentorportland.com
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Saturday Academy

SATURDAY ACADEMY
We’re not just on Saturdays! Founded in 1983, Saturday Academy offers classes and camps to students in grades 2-12 throughout the Portland Metro Area. Our focus is on science, technology, engineering, math, humanities, the arts and college preparation. Financial aid is available. Follow your curiosity with us.
Where: 5000 N Willamette Bl Portland OR 97203
Phone: 503-200-5858
Additional Locations:
Saturday Academy – Beaverton: 1100 NW Compton Drive Beaverton, OR 97006
Email: info@saturdayacademy.org
saturdayacademy.org
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