Private Schools in the Portland area
The private schools in the Portland area cater to every educational need and parent philosophy. This is KidsOutAndAbout's list.
View our Special Edition Portland Private School Newsletter sent in November 2023.
If there is a private school that we have missed in our list below, please email us to let us know, and we'll add it promptly. Thank you!
Cedarwood Waldorf SchoolEducation for the Whole Child
Cedarwood students are curious and engaged critical thinkers and doers who care about creating a better world. Children in pre-kindergarten through grade 8 are nurtured by a developmentally thoughtful pedagogy, with hands-on experiences both in the classroom and off-campus. We value a contemporary approach to Waldorf education, in which new ideas, practices, and styles are incorporated to support and enrich the student experience, including language programs in Spanish and Japanese, and a focus on experiential learning. From early childhood through the completion of eighth grade, our students are met with openness to possibility, given time to develop resiliency, and taught skills to turn challenges into opportunities.
Bridges Middle School
Our small class settings for 5th-8th graders incorporate individualized academics with social skills, therapies, and support that set the foundation for future success. Bridges is the only middle school in Oregon specifically designed for students with learning differences to reach their maximum potential—in a loving, nurturing atmosphere centrally located in downtown Portland.
For many Bridges students, this means the difference between effective learning and being passed along. It means positive social and emotional growth rather than isolation or, worse, bullying.