8825 SW Barnes Road, Portland, OR 97225
Catlin Gabel is a nationally recognized
Private school in located in Southwest Portland. The school’s history stretches back to
1859 in downtown Portland, once known
as the Portland Academy. It has a rich
progressive history leading the educational
community for grades Pre K- 12 for the over
a century. Today the school enrolls approximately 750 students on its current Southwest
Cedarwood Waldorf School
3030 SW Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97201; 503-245-1477
Cedarwood School first opened in October
1997 with one teacher and four students in
southwest Portland. Today there are over
280 students attending the newly renovated
Cedarwood School and a full gamut of
classes available starting with pre-K through
8th grade. The school is based off of the
philosophy and methods of Rudolf Steiner
that nurtures all aspects of the human
being. There are currently over 800 Waldorf
Schools worldwide and over 200 currently in
Central Catholic High School
2401 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97214
Originally established in 1939 as an all-boys
Catholic high school in Portland, Central
Catholic became a co-ed school in 1980.
Since that time, the school continues to
grow with a diverse student population from
the Portland Metro area as well as southwest
Washington. Central Catholic is a college
preparatory school focused on serving the
Catholic community in the Portland area.
Columbia Christian Schools
413 NE 91st Avenue, Portland, OR 97220
Columbia Christian Schools is located in
Northeast Portland and serves the entire
Portland metro area. Its curriculum is
focused, around the Bible and is integrated
in classrooms at all levels of learning.
Columbia Christian Schools was founded in
1947 and continues to grow its K- 12 school
enrollment. It is conveniently located off of
I- 205 and I- 84 in Northeast Portland.
Cornerstone Christian Academy
7708 NE 78th Street, Vancouver, WA 98662
PRIVATE SCHOOL RESOURCES
Cornerstone Christian Academy is an
independent nondenominational Chris-
tian school in Vancouver, and is one of the
pioneers of Christian education in Clark
County, started in 1982. Cornerstone is one
of the most technologically advanced Chris-
tian schools in the nation, which enables it
to educate and prepare tomorrow’s Christ
centered students to lead from a Biblical
worldview. Cornerstone offers programs in
Early Childhood Education (infant through
preschool), Elementary School (kinder-
garten through 5th grades), and Middle
School (6th - 8th grades). Cornerstone
is currently in the planning and develop-
ment stages of a highly technologically
advanced high school, which will operate
like a university. Every Cornerstone student
receives their own personal laptop or iPad.
Classrooms have been modeled after the
“Classroom of the Future” at Stanford
University’s Wallenberg Center. Classrooms
have multiple displays (LCDs and Screens),
and mobile furniture for easy collaboration.
Cornerstone invests over 50 hours annually
to train its teachers with the latest research
on accelerating learning and the use of
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) | 503-850-3546 | 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 nonprofit,
non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK- 12
schools, with the goal of helping schools improve.
Independent Educational Consultants Assoc. | 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 educational
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.