There are tons of great schools in the Portland metro area, so when making a choice, it helps to do your homework. To truly take the pulse of a school, consider an in-person or virtual visit. This guide has open house information for private schools throughout the Portland area.  Check back as we are always adding new events to the calendar.

Most schools host open house events through April each year. During the spring and summer, the best way to learn about local programs is our Education Guide. We’ll update this page as we learn of more events. Generally, that has been in September. Please email [email protected] with any questions.

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October 2021

Catlin Gabel On-Campus Open House

October 17, 2021 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Catlin Gabel School, 8825 SW Barnes Rd
Portland, OR 97225
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Free

We will be offering outdoor presentations, guided and self-guided campus tours, and information booths where you can find out more about the admission and financial assistance process, inclusion, student activities, after school programs, transportation, the Palma Scholars Program, and much more. Students applying to 6th-12th grade are welcome to attend with their families. We cannot, unfortunately, accommodate students applying to preschool-5th grade at this event but we welcome their families. To help you plan your time, we’ve organized events by…

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Farm & Forest Nature School Open House

October 18, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Springville Farms, 12821 NW Springville Rd
Portland, OR 97229 United States

Welcome to our new preschool! Farm & Forest Nature School welcomes young learners ages 36 months through kindergarten. Meet Director Jes Smith, who comes to us with a decade of classroom experience, curriculum design, and organizational leadership. Building on her mindfulness curriculum and her experience incorporating gardening, outdoor learning, and chickens into her program, Teacher Jes is planning an immersive year, following the yearly rhythms of the seasons and the daily rhythms of the animals in our care, with a…

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Arbor School Open House

October 24, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Visit and imagine your child in our beautiful setting, where students are involved in purposeful inquiry, joyful expression, and active stewardship of their learning.

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Oregon Episcopal School Open House

October 24, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
WA United States + Google Map
Free

Join us for an exploration of the many offerings at OES! Engage with students, teachers, and other community members to learn more about OES. The event will also give you an opportunity to chat with admissions associates about the admissions process and offerings like flexible tuition. October 24 at 1 p.m. PDT. Connect with faculty, current parents, and students Explore our Pre-K–Grade 12 program Join conversations with OES leadership and Admissions We will share more details about attending this year's event as…

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November 2021

PJA Virtual Open House – Middle School

November 8, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Hop on Zoom to learn all about PJA's Middle School, grades 6-8. Meet some of PJA's spectacular teachers. Hear from students and staff about why they love PJA. Learn more about PJA's unique curriculum. PJA provides an academically rich environment that supports each student’s personal growth and development, from 6 weeks through 8th grade. Our 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.

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Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School Open House

November 10, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School, 5650 SW Hall BLVD
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
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Free

The 2022-23' school year is quickly approaching! Come visit the school, meet our teachers and staff and see why students and their families love Pilgrim!  Please register via Eventbrite

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PJA Virtual Open House – Lower School

November 15, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free

Hop on Zoom to learn all about PJA's Lower School, grades K-8. Meet some of PJA's spectacular teachers. Hear from students and staff about why they love PJA. Learn more about PJA's unique curriculum. PJA provides an academically rich environment that supports each student’s personal growth and development, from 6 weeks through 8th grade. Our 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.

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Renaissance School Virtual Open House

November 18, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(Virtual) A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, 234 S. Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Free

We’re here to personally connect with you and help you learn about the Ren community and answer any questions you may have about our Lower School and Upper School. You can contact us to schedule a personal tour or join us on Thursday, November 18th or Thursday, December 16th from 6:30-7:30pm for a Virtual Open House. Please RSVP at renpdx.org/enrollment. Zoom Meeting details will be sent to those who RSVP.  For inquires, please contact [email protected] or call 971-221-2311. Thank you.

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December 2021

Connect with Cedarwood: A Virtual Tour & Info Session

December 8, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Cedarwood Waldorf School, 3030 SW Second Avenue
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Join in a virtual tour & info session to see if Cedarwood Waldorf School is a good fit for your family! Cedarwood is known for its uniquely contemporary expression of Waldorf education. This approach to learning is needed now more than ever. Cedarwood Waldorf School serves children in preschool through grade 8 with an arts-based curriculum and developmentally-thoughtful pedagogy. You’re invited to learn more at Connect with Cedarwood: A cozy opportunity to chat with teachers, enjoy a virtual tour, and…

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Childpeace Admissions Open House

December 12, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
WA United States + Google Map
Free

Join Childpeace community members for an on-campus experience. Meet students, parents, and faculty members as you tour our NW Portland campus. We are staggering tour groups to help with social distancing. Please allow 45-60 minutes for your visit. Health & Safety Requirements Masks are required at all times while on campus regardless of vaccination status. If you are sick, please stay home. Maintain social distancing during the tour. Proof of vaccination required for adults. We will accept one of the following:…

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Renaissance School Virtual Open House

December 16, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(Virtual) A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, 234 S. Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Free

We’re here to personally connect with you and help you learn about the Ren community and answer any questions you may have about our Lower School and Upper School.  You can contact us to schedule a personal tour or join us on Thursday, November 18th or Thursday, December 16th from 6:30-7:30pm for a Virtual Open House. Please RSVP at renpdx.org/enrollment. Zoom Meeting details will be sent to those who RSVP. For inquires, please contact [email protected] or call 971-221-2311. Thank you.

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January 2022

FAIS Virtual Open House (6th-8th Grade)

January 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
(Virtual) French American International School, 8500 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Learn about our IB program and our immersion tracks (French/German/Mandarin/Spanish), as well as our English-focused track for students beginning a second language Meet our Director of Admissions Arezu Movahed and Middle School Division Head Emmanuelle Burk Q & A with current students, parents, and teachers

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Forest/Farm School & Forest Kindergarten Open House

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Are you interested in giving your child a nature immersion experience that will build confidence and leadership, provoke a sense of awe and feelings of stewardship while having fun learning and exploring out of doors? Join us at our Virtual Open House to chat with teachers and the Program Manager and learn all about our nature immersion programs!    

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EdenAcres Forest and Farm School Virtual Open House

January 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join EdenAcres Program Manager and Lead Teacher for a virtual open house on Tuesday January 11, 5:00 - 6:00pm! Learn about our Forest School, Farm School, and Forest Kindergarten programs. During the open house you'll be able to: Learn about our programs, including our new Forest Kindergarten program Have your questions answered by our program manager and lead teacher Enjoy a virtual tour of the school sites Our spring semester starts January 31 and this virtual open house is a…

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Open House

January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
WA United States + Google Map
Free

Come see our beautiful new Tabor Campus located in the bright and spacious Annex at Tabor Heights United Methodist Church.  Since 1984, Childswork Learning Center has been Portland's premier play-based preschool.  Childswork is a safe place for children to explore, take chances, make messes and learn through play. At Childswork we nurture wonder, we embrace joy, and we foster discovery.

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FAIS Virtual Open House: Age 2.5-5th Grade

January 14 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
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One event on April 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

(Virtual) French American International School, 8500 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Discover how child-centric and play-based inquiry can unlock natural curiosity, develop deeper empathy for other perspectives, and why immersion is more than learning another language. Start as young as 2 1/2 years old with our Toute Petite Section (TPS) class: early preschool specifically for our  youngest learners! Learn about our French curriculum, IB program, and the long-term benefits of language immersion Meet our Director of Admissions Arezu Movahed, Maternelle Division Head Gabrielle Esbeck, and Lower School Division Head Aurore Molerus Q & A with current parents

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The Marylhurst School – Virtual Open House

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
(Virtual) The Marylhurst School, 15544 S Clackamas River Dr
Oregon City, OR 97045 United States
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Please join us for a virtual open house! Families interested in learning more about our preschool, primary and middle school programs are invited to join us by Zoom to meet faculty and administrative staff, learn about the progressive education model, and find out about the admission process. Registration required.

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International School of Portland Winter Open House

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Embrace the World! Please join us virtually to learn more about our innovative Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese immersion programs and inquiry-based International Baccalaureate methodology. The event includes presentations by school leaders and a Q&A session.

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St. Cecilia School Info Night

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Cecilia School, 12250 SW 5thSt
Beaverton, OR 97007 United States
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Free

Meet early childhood education teachers (Preschool, Transitional Kindergarten & Kindergarten), view classrooms, set up school tours. Reserve your spot today! Email: [email protected] We can't wait to meet you!

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Journey Through the Grades

January 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
WA United States + Google Map

Come see how Cedarwood Waldorf School nurtures curious and engaged critical thinkers and doers who care about creating a better world at Journey Through the Grades! At this virtual event, you'll get a hands-on experience of the uniquely contemporary curriculum Cedarwood brings to life for children in grades 1-8. A team of teachers will lead parents through a variety of lessons students encounter at different moments in their academic journey, and answer questions about the program. Parents & caregivers with…

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February 2022

Forest Preschool Open House

February 5 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Free

Interested in a forest school? Curious about what we do when it rains? Join us for our Preschool Open House, Saturday, February 5th where you can meet the teachers and hear about our play-and-nature-based, all-outdoor preschool in Washington Park.

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March 2022

Kindergarten Open House

March 9 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Pilgrim Lutheran Christian School, 5650 SW Hall BLVD
Beaverton, OR 97005 United States
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Kindergarten is an exciting year for your child! Come visit Pilgrim and find out why our students thrive and our families feel at home. The focus of Pilgrim's state certified and accredited kindergarten is community and friendship, learning through play, early literacy and math foundations, and God's love. We do this in an intimate learning environment that allows our teachers to personalize your child's foundational school experience. Our full time art and music program enhances your child's kindergarten experience.

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Cedarwood: Head, Heart & Hands

March 12 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
(Virtual) Cedarwood Waldorf School, 3030 SW 2nd Ave
Portland, OR 97201 United States
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Saturday, March 12 10:00 AM A Virtual Experience with Cedarwood Waldorf School One of the most unique aspects of a Cedarwood education is their comprehensive subjects program. Students in grades 1-8 participate in a dynamic spectrum of subject classes throughout their educational journey: music (both choral & orchestral), practical arts, movement, Spanish, Japanese, Cyber Civics, and eurythmy. Come meet Cedarwood Waldorf School's incredible team of subject teachers and learn what school is like when the whole child is engaged each…

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Micha-el School Open House

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
WA United States + Google Map
Free

Join the Micha-el School on Saturday March 19th to learn more about Waldorf education. With a commitment to small class sizes, we offer in person classes, weaving academics with art and music to inspire joyful learning.

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Renaissance School Spring Open House

March 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(Virtual) A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, 234 S. Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Free

We’re here to personally connect with you and help you learn about the Ren community and answer any questions you may have about our Lower School and Upper School. You can contact us to schedule a personal tour or join us on Thursday, March 31 (virtual) or Thursday, April 7 (in-person) from 6:30-7:30pm. Please RSVP at renpdx.org/enrollment. Event details will be sent to those who RSVP.  For inquires, please visit www.renpdx.org, contact [email protected], or call 971-221-2311. Thank you.

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April 2022

FAIS Virtual Open House: Age 2.5-5th Grade

April 7 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on April 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

(Virtual) French American International School, 8500 NW Johnson Street
Portland, OR 97229 United States
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Discover how child-centric and play-based inquiry can unlock natural curiosity, develop deeper empathy for other perspectives, and why immersion is more than learning another language. Start as young as 2 1/2 years old with our Toute Petite Section (TPS) class: early preschool specifically for our  youngest learners! Learn about our French curriculum, IB program, and the long-term benefits of language immersion Meet our Director of Admissions Arezu Movahed, Maternelle Division Head Gabrielle Esbeck, and Lower School Division Head Aurore Molerus Q & A with current parents

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Renaissance School Spring Open House

April 7 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
(Virtual) A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, 234 S. Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Free

We’re here to personally connect with you and help you learn about the Ren community and answer any questions you may have about our Lower School and Upper School. You can contact us to schedule a personal tour or join us on Thursday, March 31 (virtual) or Thursday, April 7 (in-person) from 6:30-7:30pm. Please RSVP at renpdx.org/enrollment. Event details will be sent to those who RSVP.  For inquires, please visit www.renpdx.org, contact [email protected], or call 971-221-2311. Thank you.

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EdenAcres NatureDays Forest School Open House

April 25 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
EdenAcres NatureDays Forest School, 16528 NW Johnson Rd
Hillsboro, OR 97124 United States
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Join us at EdenAcres Hillsboro Forest Campus for an evening of meeting, mingling, and exploring! Learn about EdenAcres NatureDays programs for the 2022-23 school year and upcoming summer camps. Enjoy hands-on activities, outdoor play time, and touring the beautiful forest campus. During the open house you’ll be able to meet the teachers and program administrators, mingle with other families, and explore the forest!  Located at 16528 NW Johnson Rd, Hillsboro, OR, 97124. Follow signs showing where to turn for the…

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EdenAcres NatureDays Farm School Open House

April 28 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
EdenAcres NatureDays Farm School, 54303 NW Old Wilson River Rd
Gales Creek, OR 97117 United States
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Join us at EdenAcres Gales Creek Farm Campus for an evening on the farm! Learn about EdenAcres Farm School, other NatureDays programs for the 2022-23 school year, and upcoming summer camps. Enjoy hands-on activities, meeting farm animals, and touring the beautiful farm campus! During the open house you’ll be able to meet the teachers and program administrators, mingle with other families, and explore the farm and forest.  Located at 54303 NW Old Wilson River Rd, Gales Creek, OR, 97117. Follow…

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June 2022

A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences Open House

June 16 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
A Renaissance School of Arts and Sciences, 234 S. Bancroft St
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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Free

A conversation about the school and its operations, pedagogy, and the experience of Ren scholars will start at with a tour of the school while we unpack Renaissance’s unique approach to critical thinking and inquiry based learning. A Q&A session and time to mingle will follow.

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