collaboratively to educate children for the
whole of life by nurturing the imagination,
cultivating the intellect and recognizing the
spirit of each child.
The curriculum at PWS is uniquely designed
to provide a balanced education that integrates rigorous academics with richly
creative arts, while also meeting the needs of
each student’s age and state of development.
Rather than teaching to a test, PWS aims
to inspire in each student a lifelong love of
learning, preparing young people for college
and world citizenship.
From its 7. 2 acre campus, Portland Waldorf
School students, teachers and parents are
dedicated to creating a community with a
deep connection to the land beneath us and
the world around us. The environment is
a living laboratory for the history, science,
math and artistry PWS students encounter in
their classrooms. PWS is centrally located in
historic downtown Milwaukie, just minutes
from Portland and easily accessible via
TriMet’s Orange Line and multiple bus lines.
St. Anthony Catholic School
12645 SW Pacific Highway
Tigard, OR 97223; 503-639-4179
St. Anthony Catholic School affirms parents
as the first and primary teachers of their
children. St. Anthony’s mission is to “assist
parents in their role as Christian educators by
providing an environment that is Catholic in
its values and creative in its education, while
teaching to the needs of our students.” St.
Anthony Catholic School focuses on an
emphasized education of the whole child
through spiritual, academic, psychological,
social, cultural and physical development.
St. Anthony Catholic School subscribes to
all policies and requirements of the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon. St. Anthony’s
curriculum includes physical education,
Spanish, music, art and computers.
St. Joseph Catholic School
6500 Highland Drive, Vancouver, WA 98661
St. Joseph Catholic School’s enrollment
of Preschool – 8th grade stands at over 300
students, and is accredited by the Northwest
Association of Schools and Colleges and the
Western Catholic Educational Association.
The faith-based educational community
affirms that parents are the primary educators of their children, and the school teaches
students to work to their potential. Students
have daily opportunities to learn about and
practice their faith, such as daily student and
staff prayers, weekly and monthly masses,
and daily religious instruction. St. Joseph
Catholic School participates in the Catholic
Youth Organization athletic system with
other schools in the greater Portland area,
and also has a Lego Robotics team among
other activities such as youth ministry
and choir. Throughout the school year, art
docents make regular visits to present art
portfolios to classrooms throughout the year,
which includes a discussion of pieces from
the school’s fine art print library followed by
a related hands-on activity.
St. Mary’s Academy
1615 SW 5th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
St. Mary’s Academy is Oregon’s oldest
continuously-operating secondary school.
A nationally recognized school of excel-
lence, St. Mary’s is an established Catholic
all-girls college preparatory high school that
readies students for the future. With over
a 150-year tradition of educating young
women, St. Mary’s continues to serve a
diverse school community and offer a chal-
lenging academic program which fosters
the development of the whole person. St.
Mary’s provides a wide variety of experi-
ences, while being small enough to focus on
the individual needs of the student.
The International School
025 SW Sherman Street, Portland, OR 97201
At The International School (TIS), children acquire language and culture as they
learn to pursue knowledge beyond the
classroom and throughout life. Students are
immersed in Spanish, Japanese or Chinese
while receiving a comprehensive education
through our inquiry-based International
Baccalaureate curriculum. Rather than
working through a standard lesson and
memorizing facts, students explore central
themes and develop their own questions as
they apply concepts and skills from a variety
of subjects. Through this collaborative,
constructivist approach, children gain deep
understanding and learn the skills needed to
acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge – both in English and in fluent Chinese,
Spanish, or Japanese.
The International School’s small classes and
international faculty provide a warm, multicultural environment that engages students
in math, science, social studies and arts.
Now celebrating its 25th Anniversary, TIS
educates nearly 500 students in preschool
through 5th grade. Students may start in
preschool or kindergarten without prior
target language experience.
Touchstone Elementary School
2 SW Touchstone Drive
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Touchstone Elementary School combines
a rigorous, standards-based curriculum
with experiences that develop 21st century
skills such as creativity, collaboration and
Along with the public school system,
there are roughly 125 private schools
in the city alone, and an estimated 14
percent of school-aged children who