Private School Guide

Portand-area families are lucky to have a plethora of private school options for their children. From language immersion schools, religious-based education, and all-around excellent STEAM programs, there’s something for everyone. Read on to learn more about a variety of education options.

St. Rose School

Since 1913, St. Rose School has helped raise saints and scholars in a small community centered on faith and values. Their Northeast Portland school provides a comprehensive PreK-8th grade education that includes art, music, PE and much more, helping to form lifelong learners who respect others and serve their community.

Franciscan Montessori Earth School and St. Francis Academy

The Franciscan Montessori Earth School invites you to explore their 10-acre campus, experience classrooms serving students from Pre-K through Middle School, and witness how a Montessori education can foster individual growth within a respectful, nourishing, and diverse community. They look forward to meeting your family!

Tucker Maxon School

Tucker Maxon School has it all: amazing teachers, small class sizes, happy children, academic excellence, social and emotional learning, cutting-edge focus on literacy and communications, a great library, top-notch facilities and playground, science, art, music, PE, parent volunteer opportunities, a caring community, before-and-aftercare, and all at a low cost. Its SE Portland campus includes a large treehouse classroom, a greenhouse, a rock-climbing wall in a full gym, and an organic garden with four goats!

Portland Jewish Academy

Welcoming families of all backgrounds, Portland Jewish Academy is an independent school providing an academically rich environment that supports each student’s personal development. PJA’s hands-on interdisciplinary curriculum emphasizes collaborative learning, critical thinking, and community engagement. At PJA students are empowered to think for themselves and work for the world.

Childpeace Montessori School

For nearly 50 years, Childpeace Montessori School has served hundreds of children from toddler through middle school in the heart of Downtown Portland. NOW ENROLLING for the 2023-24 school year at Children’s House, Elementary, and Middle School program levels! Visit their website to schedule a tour of the beautiful classroom environments, submit inquiries, and learn all about the Montessori method.

The Children’s Hour Academy

The Children’s Hours mission is to serve children and families with unparalleled educational and developmental opportunities, their educated and dedicated teachers augment learning environments in response to each student’s distinct learning styles. This will be achieved while maintaining the highest level of respect, safety, and accountability.

Oregon Episcopal School

OES offers an inquiry-based education that prepares students in grades pre-K through 12 for higher education and lifelong learning. It is a community in which outstanding faculty engage small groups of students to foster their curiosity and inspire them to use their power to do good work in the world. Hands-on, discussion-based, project-oriented learning happens inside and outside the classroom, and each discovery leads to the next, driven primarily by the curiosity of students.

KLA Schools of Hillsboro

KLA Schools of Hillsboro provides care for infants through preschoolers. The school offers a unique environment for active learning that is child led, child initiated. KLA Schools of Hillsboro is inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach to early education. Classroom experiences are designed to give children opportunities to grow and develop in multiple areas at once combining all early learning domains to ensure that children are prepared for success in school and in life.

German International School

The German International School (GIS) is an independent language immersion school offering German and Chinese language tracks for children two years old through 7th grade and an International English track for Middle school students. No German or Mandarin language experience is required for the early learning and middle school programs.  

A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences

At A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences art, design, science, and engineering are lively, natural contexts for the introduction, development, and application of skills and concepts. Learners are challenged at the edge of their abilities and supported individually to achieve academically, contribute to the community, and discover areas of personal interest and active leadership. Critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and craftsmanship are hallmarks of their work. Enrolling ages 4+ to 14.

The Portland Montessori School

The Portland Montessori School nurtures curiosity and guides each child’s joyful quest in learning. Toddler, primary, and elementary-aged classrooms make up a diverse group of more than 130 children from 15 months to 12 years old. TPMS operates as a school from 8:00 am – 3:00 pm and offers aftercare and break camps for children.

Scroll to Top