Oregon Virtual Academy
400 Virginia Avenue, North Bend, OR 97459
Oregon Virtual Academy is a tuition free
online education for students in grades K- 12.
The Oregon Virtual Academy (ORVA) is an
innovative public charter school that allows
the parent to be an active participant in their
child’s education. ORVA families receive
a complete curriculum, lesson planning
programs, books and instructional materials,
and the guidance of a state-licensed teacher.
The Oregon Virtual Academy uses the indi-
vidualized curriculum from K¹², which is
based on decades of education research
about how minds work. With courses in
six core subjects, the K¹² curriculum was
designed to let kids find the pace and
learning style that work best for them.
Our Lady of the Lake Catholic School
650 A Avenue, Lake Oswego, OR 97034
Our Lady of the Lake (OLL) is an active,
Christ-centered parish located in Lake
Oswego, educating students for over 70 years.
Most of Our Lady of the Lake teachers hold
Master’s degrees and are regarded as highly
qualified instructors. OLL School is an inclusive educational institution that celebrates
a myriad of learning styles and needs of
students through differentiated instruction.
The strong curriculum fosters the growth and
development of the whole child spiritually,
intellectually, physically, and socially. Classes
began in its new silver LEED Parish Center
facility in 2012.
Portland Adventist Academy
1500 SE 96st Avenue, Portland, OR 97216
Portland Adventist Academy is a private
high school located in Portland and is operated by the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
Portland Adventist Academy was founded
in 1910, and was previously known as Portland Union Academy, serving grades 1-12.
The name changed when the elementary
section became its own school in 1975.
During the process, the high school section
was renamed Portland Adventist Academy.
Portland Christian Schools
12425 NE San Rafael Street
Portland, OR 97230
Portland Christian is a non-denominational
school that is not associated with any church
or denomination. There are over 100 different
congregations represented throughout the
school and staff population. The institution
is comprised of two campuses: one for early
childhood education and elementary education, and one that serves the junior and high
school students. Portland Christian School
graduated 28 seniors in 2015. In 2014, 98%
of its graduating class enrolled in higher
PRIVATE SCHOOL RESOURCES
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 | educationalconsulting.org
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.ode.state.or.us
Information and links to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and other useful information for families considering private school education.