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
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
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
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.