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 continu-ously-operating secondary school. A nationally
recognized school of excellence, 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 challenging academic program which fosters
the development of the whole person. St.
Mary’s provides a wide variety of experiences,
while being small enough to focus on the individual needs of the student.
The International School
025 SW Sherman Street, Portland, OR 97201
For over 27 years, The International School has
been educating future global citizens through
its unique blend of full language immersion,
dynamic academics, and warm, multicultural
community. Students are immersed in Spanish,
Japanese or Chinese while receiving a comprehensive education through their 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 professional
faculty hail from over 17 countries. They –
along with small class sizes – provide a loving,
multicultural environment that engages
students in academics and the arts. The
school educates approximately 450 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 communication for K- 6 students. Their teachers
engage and challenge each student in a
warm and nurturing learning community.
Touchstone provides a technology-rich environment, including an iPad for each student
grades 3 through 6.
Touchstone provides deeply engaging projects and opportunities for students to master
skills, problem solve, make positive decisions,
and practice higher level thinking. Teachers
personalize lessons and projects to ensure that
instruction is stimulating and challenging for
each student. They believe that beyond the
core subjects, classes in art, music, technology,
Spanish and physical education are essential to
educating the whole child.
An after school program is available for its
students which includes activities such as study
hall, chess club, dance, drama, art and more,
including soccer on its turfed playground field.
Since 1982, Touchstone has served families all
across the greater Portland area.
Valley Catholic School
4275 SW 148th Avenue, Beaverton, OR 97079
Kindergarten – 6th Grade
A private school
education for the
Our individualized approach
to instruction helps each child
grow, flourish and excel.
• Personalized learning
• Art, PE, Spanish, music and
• Highly experienced,
• Full-day kindergarten
• Before & after school programs
2 SW Touchstone Dr.
Lake Oswego, OR
Photo courtesy of Oregon Episcopal School