De La Salle North Catholic High School
is a faith-based, college preparatory high
school serving students in the Portland area.
It is located in North Portland, and was
founded in 2001, modeled after Cristo Rey
Jesuit High School in Chicago. “We don’t
turn away any capable, motivated or interested
student because they cannot afford our tuition.”
In addition to formal education, they also
offer a Corporate Work Study Program that
provides real world work experiences.
Edison High School
9020 SW Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy,
Portland, OR 97225
Edison High School, founded in 1973, is
a private high school dedicated to serving
students with learning differences. Edison
offers an individualized curriculum that
meets each student’s unique needs and maximizes their ability to learn, while providing
emotional support that builds confidence
and maturity. Edison High School is open
to students who have learning differences/
disabilities such as Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD,
Tourette’s Syndrome, Dysgraphia, Dyscal-culia, Visual Perception and Nonverbal
Learning Disorders. Edison High School’s
curriculum prepares students for graduation and beyond. The small class sizes
allow teachers to become familiar with each
student’s learning abilities and challenges,
and to individualize classroom instruction. The strong bonds that form between
staff and students are a hallmark of Edison
High School; these relationships encourage
academic and personal success.
Franciscan Montessori Earth School
14750 SE Clinton Street, Portland, OR 97236
The Franciscan Montessori Earth School
has been on the leading edge of Montessori education since 1977. They are the only
accredited pre-K through 8th grade Catholic
Montessori School in the nation and are
located in the southeast Portland area. The
school is operated by the Franciscan Sisters of
the Eucharist. Each student has an individualized curriculum to meet their learning needs.
French American International School
8500 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97229
PRIVATE SCHOOL RESOURCES
The French American International School
(FAIS) is a preschool through 8th grade
independent school with an internationally
focused curriculum, offering French immer-
sion through 5th grade, and French, German,
Spanish and Mandarin language study in
the Middle School. FAIS has two academic
divisions: the Lower School for students in
preschool through 5th grade, and the Gilkey
International Middle School for, 6th through
8th grades. The School’s international
Association of Christian Schools International
719-528-6906 | www.acsi.org
ACSI provides a highly regarded accreditation program for secondary, elementary, and standalone and attached preschools. ACSI has partnerships with all of
the U.S. regional accreditation agencies.
Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
301-916-8460 | www.capenet.org
CAPE ensures that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
202-973-9700 | www.nais.org
NAIS is a nonprofit membership association that provides empowerment and
services to more than 1,500 independent private K- 12 schools in the U.S.
Oregon Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS)
03-850-3546 | www.ofisweb.org
OFIS works to ensure that Oregon private schools are able to operate with a
minimum of government influence or control so that parents can choose from a
wide range of educational options for their children.
Northwest Association of Independent Schools
206-323-6137 | www.nwais.org
NWAIS standards help schools develop their strengths to provide the best educational experiences for their students. Explore the NWAIS site to get an understanding of their schools’ values to find the best match for your student.
Northwest Accreditation Commission/AdvancED
480-773-6900 | www.advanc-ed.org
Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) is a division of AdvancEd, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews
of PreK- 12 schools, with the goal of helping schools improve.
Independent Educational Consultants Association
703-591-4850 | www.iecaonline.com
An IECA member educational consultant provides counseling to help students
and families choose a school, providing firsthand knowledge of hundreds of
Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
503-947-5600 | www.oregon.gov/ode
Information and links to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and other useful information for families considering private school education.