Jesuit High School is located in Portland,
Oregon and was founded in 1956 by the
Society of Jesus. It is part of a 450-year
Jesuit educational tradition. Jesuit High
School is a nonprofit, coeducational
college-preparatory school for grades 9-12
that serves students of all religious faiths.
Jesuit’s curriculum is founded in the educational philosophy of Jesuit founder, St.
Ignatius of Loyola, and takes a holistic view
of adolescent education, which includes
nurturing the spiritual, physical, emotional,
intellectual, and aesthetic gifts each student
brings to campus.
King’s Way Christian Schools
3300 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98665
Started over 40 years ago, King’s Way Christian Schools (KWCS) serves approximately
850 students from 12 months through 12th
grade today. Started as a day care provider,
King’s Way parents requested that the school
expand to accommodate their growing children and higher grade levels were added.
King’s Way became highly regarded in the
community as a quality private school, and
the school eventually expanded to include
12th grade. King’s Way Christian Schools
provides a Christian academic environment
for its students. It emphasizes that all knowledge and truth is Divine in origin and is
taught from that perspective and within that
KWCS faculty and administration tracks
each student’s individual progress, concerns
and successes, which is possible due to the
small class sizes KWCS offers a variety of
athletic programs which are in place to help
develop their students’ physical, mental
and spiritual capabilities. An important
aspect of KWCS is the parent involvement,
which builds community between parents
and a deeper understanding of the school’s
mission. There is no shortage of parent
volunteer opportunities. King’s Way Christian Schools is fully accredited with NWAC
(Northwest Accreditation Commission),
and ACSI (Association of Christian Schools
La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
11999 SE Fuller Road, Milwaukie, OR 97222
Since its founding in 1966, La Salle has been
providing a quality, Catholic, college-pre-
paratory education to students of the
Portland/Vancouver metropolitan area. La
Salle serves a socio-economically diverse
student population; about 19% of this popu-
lation is minority and 67% are Catholic. The
student population is from as far north as
Ridgefield, WA and as far south as Salem,
OR. La Salle is sponsored by the Brothers
of the Christian Schools and is one of 1,600
Lasallian educational institutions located in
over 80 countries worldwide.
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 | 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.