Are you looking for a preschool or school for this fall? Whether you are enrolling for the first time or making a change, there are many schools and programs all over the city with space available. Explore some of the options below!
Aprende con Amigos is an innovative research-based Spanish immersion preschool program designed to enhance your child’s social, emotional, cognitive, and gross motor skills while supporting second language learning in a fun and supportive environment. There are a few last-minute half-day spaces available at both locations! Half-day programs run from 8 to 12:30. Please visit their website to learn more and contact [email protected] to set up a tour!
Location: Two locations: Overlook and Irvington neighborhoods in N/NE Portland
CHKP is an award-winning cooperative, play-based school that has sparked curiosity and wonder in children since 1951. Students experience a curriculum focused on play — nurturing values like kindness, compassion, and conflict resolution — while developing collaborative relationships and exploring a natural playground every day, rain or shine. Parents participate in their child’s education by joining teachers in 3s, 4s, and a half-day kindergarten program to create a 4:1 student-to-instructor ratio.
Location: 11695 SW Park Way, Portland
The Children’s Hour Academy provides an environment that fosters individual development. It is a child’s “job” to create knowledge based on observing, wondering, theorizing, and then testing and revising their theories. Their curriculum facilitates learning that is naturally progressive, and their small class sizes enable students to learn in an individual manner. Each room has an educator chosen specifically for that particular group whose education, strengths, and experience enhance the learning environment and curriculum.
Ages: 3 months-6 years
Location: Lake Oswego: Jean Road Campus (Infants/Toddlers) & Meridian Campus (Preschool – Kindergarten)
Child’s View Montessori School has been serving local families for over 30 years! This authentic Montessori program offers space and guidance for each developing child to reach their fullest potential, by fostering practical indoor and outdoor living skills; a mathematical mind; cultural research; forestry; music; artistic expression; gardening and most importantly, the self-confidence to communicate their wants and needs through expressive and written languages.
Ages: 3 months-9 years
Location: Located in SW PDX and Lake Oswego
Childswork Learning Center offers play-based, child-centered, developmentally appropriate learning programs with a strong emphasis on cognitive, physical, social, and emotional development. The Childswork Reggio-inspired curriculum focuses on the school’s core values of collaboration, integrity, respect, community, and inquiry. Currently enrolling all ages including kindergarten.
Ages: 2.7- Kindergarten
Location: Beautiful location in SE Portland, OR
CTV preschool provides a play based, inquiry focused curriculum designed to encourage each child’s natural curiosity and ignite a love for learning. CTV has an inviting classroom environment, a children’s garden, fenced playground, and large meadow that hosts many bunnies in the spring. Students love going to school there! A few spots are still available in the 4’s program which is three days a week from 8:45 am to 11:45 am. Tuition is $245/mo.
Location: 18677 SE Highway 212, Damascus
The Cornell School is a private preschool based on best practices of Reggio, Montessori STEM and Creative curriculum. With 1:8 teacher/student ratios, children receive individualized attention to develop social and emotional skills while learning to be creative problem solvers and independent thinkers. The school is set in a new building with big windows and bright classrooms. The curriculum is inclusive of enrichment programs such as music, theater, sports, art, science math and nature workshops.
Location: Cedar Mill / Forest Heights
Faith Bible Christian Schools (PreK – 6, Junior High, and High School) have been partnering with families on the west side of Portland for over 40 years. After all this time, their mission remains the same – they are dedicated to building academic excellence, developing Christ-like character, and equipping their students to serve others! It’s not too late to become part of the Faith family!
Ages: PreK3-12th grade
Location: Campuses in Hillsboro
At the German International School they offer a bilingual and integrated approach to learning. They strive for children to become independent, globally minded, lifelong learners. If you have a Preschooler or Kindergartner, they have a program that will meet your family’s needs. Schedule a tour today and see first-hand what GIS has to offer your family.
Ages: 3 years-5th grade
Location: 3900 SW Murray Blvd., Beaverton
Welcome to MSB where academics come alive, boundaries to success and progress are lifted and children love to learn! Today, in their 4th decade, MSB continues to provide Montessori education for children 3 through 12 years of age. At MSB, students integrate academics with explorations in nature throughout their school day on a private campus located in the west hills of Portland, Oregon.
Location: 11065 NW Crystal Creek Lane, Portland
Providing for Portland families since 2008, Owl and the Dove nurtures a sense of wonder in their RIE, Reggio, Montessori & child inspired environment. Teaching peace, sustainability, adaptability, intentional living, music, mindfulness, art, nature appreciation, Kindergarten readiness, essential life skills, executive function skills and a lifelong love for learning! Plan ahead and you can join their inspiring community! Currently taking infant reservations for the Sep 2020/21 school year.
Ages: 3 months-5 years
Location: Portland Roseway & Woodlawn Neighborhoods
Pilgrim’s faith-based Christian education strives to equip children to be compassionate responsible leaders for life. They offer optimum class size, music, art, drama, P.E., library, and extracurricular programs. Mastery learning is rigorous and aligned to state standards. Before and after school care from 7:00 am-6:00 pm. Limited scholarships available. Call 503-644-8697 or email [email protected] for more information.
Ages: Preschool 3-8th Grade
Location: 5650 SW Hall Blvd., Beaverton
Portland Circle of Friends and Family is a play-based cooperative preschool in South East Portland serving Foster-Powell, Lents, Brentwood-Darlington, and surrounding areas. The Caterpillar Class, ages 2-3, is diaper friendly with 4 openings. Butterfly Class, ages 4-5, has 4 openings. The preschool community is close, loving and supportive with a teacher of more than 20 years there to nurture alongside families. Two classrooms, an outdoor space, parent workshops and community events.
Location: 6828 SE Holgate Blvd. in the Hope Center
Song Garden Preschool is nestled in inner SE Portland. To nurture the well-being of the growing child, they offer a balance of focused activities and imaginative free play. Circle-time includes poetry, songs and movement that reflect the changing seasons. They also explore music, percussion, natural craft projects, gardening, preparing and baking warm organic foods. Storytelling and puppetry brings vivid imagery and language, enriching the child’s experience. At Song Garden Preschool, they spend quality time outdoors in the playground daily.
Location: 3880 SE Brooklyn St., Portland
Spectra’s preschool is designed for children who are experiencing developmental delays or disabilities. They cater to children with autism and related learning challenges. The sensory-based learning environment is ideal for students who learn best through movement, structure and small class sizes. Spectra believes all children should have a positive school experience, especially in the early years!
Location: Beaverton, on the corner of Hall & Nimbus
Sprout and Spark Preschool is a research-based program that combines the best of Montessori and Reggio-Emilia inspired education. Highly trained teachers guide students in the use of fine arts media and classic Montessori materials covering math, literacy, sensorial, and practical life. Opportunities to explore robotics and engineering, as well as nature and ecology, round out the educational experience. Sprout and Spark strives to create lifelong learners who are joyful, creative, resilient, and curious.
Ages: 2 years 8 months-6 years
Location: SW Portland, Arnold Creek Neighborhood
St. Andrew Preschool has part-day classes that include daily exploration in their nationally certified outdoor classroom. Their curriculum is nature-based, emergent and child-centered to encourage a sense of wonder as they honor development of the whole child. St. Andrew’s small classes with two college-educated co-teachers create a great environment for your child. You may schedule a tour with the director at your convenience.
Location: Vancouver, WA near I-205 & SR-500
Are you looking for a Kindergarten program with a challenging and developmentally appropriate curriculum? St. Cecilia School believes the most important accomplishment of the Kindergarten year is for children to emerge feeling competent, good about themselves, and enthusiastic about school. St. Cecilia School, known for its academic excellence, state-of-the-art facilities, quality faculty and instructional aids, and leadership in technology learning, partners with parents to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners with strong Catholic values.
Ages: PreK-8th grade
Location: Downtown Beaverton (across the street from the Beaverton Public Library)
SGES has openings in their Preschool and Prekindergarten classes for the 2019-20 school year. The classroom environment is based on the early childhood philosophy developed in Reggio Emilia, Italy. The curriculum is driven by the ideas and interests of the children. SGES focuses on the natural learning strategies and unique strengths of each individual, while also providing many opportunities for collaborative and long-term projects. There is a heavy emphasis on outdoor nature-based exploration.
Location: Located in Bethany neighborhood at 17435 NW West Union Rd.
Since 1913, St. Rose School has helped raise saints and scholars in a small community centered on Catholic faith and values. In the heart of Northeast Portland, their teachers challenge students to become active, curious learners.
WCEA accredited; Pre-k through grade 8; One class/grade; Weekly music, art, Spanish language curriculum; Makerspace/technology lab; On-staff PE instructor, counselor, learning resource specialist; Before/after-school care; On-site lunch program; Tuition assistance. Current availability in grades PK-4.
Location: One block off NE Sandy at 54th Ave.
Sunnyside Mennonite Montessori School provides a highly affordable, high-quality, half-day Montessori preschool program in Portland’s Hawthorne neighborhood. With 3-day and 4-day options, and an income-based sliding scale fee, SMMS is committed to making high-quality preschool accessible to all. Teachers enjoy the challenge of meeting each child’s individual needs, while at the same time nurturing a sense of community in the classroom. Please email [email protected] for more information!
Location: Just off Hawthorne Blvd. at 1312 SE 35th Ave.
Valley Catholic Early Learning School provides loving care and exciting learning experiences for infants through Pre-K. The curriculum integrates teacher-led and student-driven learning. Students grow, thrive and look forward to each day. Valley Catholic Early Learning School is helping to make childhood memories with these children and wants those memories to be as rich and warm as possible. Call 503-718-6490 to inquire about current openings.
Location: 4450 SW St. Mary’s Dr., Beaverton
Self-directed learners choose from the catalog of engaging classes, focused on the joy of learning without grading and testing. Inspiring, professional instructors teach mixed-age classes in science, math, art, technology, language arts and history. Village Home empowers learners to choose their classes and own their education to build a custom education. At Village Home, families can learn together. You can homeschool, Village Home can help! Village Home also has a part-time day program option.
Location: Three locations: Beaverton, Portland and Salem.
Village Preschool of Portland is a play-based, co-operative learning community! Teachers and parents work together to create a safe and inviting place where every child can grow to be their most authentic self. Through art, drama, outdoor time and sensory experiences children explore and imagine together while developing independence, intrinsic motivation, self-respect and consideration for others. Village Preschool is now enrolling for both the Junior and Senior class. New families are welcome to visit their website or write to [email protected] for more information.
Location: 4729 SW Taylors Ferry Rd., Portland