1130 SW Main St., Portland, OR 97205
Northwest Academy is downtown Portland’s creative independent school, grades
6 through 12. The school’s college preparatory program serves over 225 students in a
dynamic urban environment where the city
is an extension of the classroom. The unique
curriculum partners rigorous academics
and a passionate exploration of the arts.
The small class size, with an average of
15 students per class, gives every student a
voice. Northwest Academy teachers include
former college instructors, professional
artists, writers, and musicians. College credit
is available for upper-division English, math,
and advanced language classes through
the PSU Challenge Program. Northwest
Academy values individuality and intellectual curiosity and graduates articulate
innovators and leaders. Northwest Academy
is accredited by the Northwest Association
of Independent Schools (NWAIS).
Oregon Episcopal School
6300 SW Nicol Road, Portland, OR 97223
Oregon Episcopal School (OES) is a Pre-K
through grade 12 college preparatory
independent school that serves approximately
870 students from the Northwest and around
the world. OES prepares students for higher
education and lifelong learning by inspiring
intellectual, physical, social, emotional,
artistic, and spiritual growth so that they
may realize their power for good as citizens
of local and world communities. Since 1869,
OES has been inspiring children to develop
solid academic skills, sound character, strong
leadership abilities, and an appreciation for
the value of hard work and giving back to the
community. At OES, academics are a blend of
traditional, research-based, cross-disciplinary,
and experiential coursework. The way they
teach is based on the idea that children
learn best through experiences that fascinate
them. It’s all about creating environments
and experiences that open children up to the
wonders of the world around them.
Additionally, OES offers a boarding
program available for students in the Upper
School, grades 9–12. About 75% of those
boarding students are from outside the
United States, creating a diverse student
body of many cultures.
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 insti-
tution that celebrates a myriad of learning
styles and needs of students through differ-
entiated instruction. The strong curriculum
fosters the growth and development of the
whole child spiritually, intellectually, physi-
cally, 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-denomina-tional school that is not associated with
any church or denomination. There are
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