Latest News and Announcements
Last month we announced to our community that we will be ramping up our search for a new site for our school in the coming weeks and months. Our landlords have extended our lease through June of 2018 so that they may move their school into this site the following school year.
We understand that this probably creates a lot of questions for you and your students/prospective students. We have put together both an FAQ of site related questions and a Prospectus for our new site wishes. You can find both of those at these links: Site Search FAQ and Prospectus (you will also see these listed under the About Us tab, Board section).
If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or site suggestions, please don't hesitate to contact the Site Committee, Mr. Berg, or the front office.
Applications for the 2015-2016 school year are now available! All new students, including incoming siblings of current students, must have an application along with proof of age and 2 proofs of residency within the Portland Public Schools district turned in no later than March 31, 2015 to be eligible for the lottery. Any applications turned in after that date will be added to the end of the waitlist in the order in which they are received.
Applications are available here, under the Prospective Students tab, or in the front office.
To learn more about Portland Village School please attend our Curriculum Evening January 22, 2015 from 6pm-8pm and/or the Kindergarten Open House February 7, 2015 from 9:30-11am.
Faculty Professional Development and PVS as a Learning Organization
As we conclude the first trimester, engage in Parent-Teacher Conferences, and deliver the PVS Progress Reports there is a good deal of work, and many accomplishments by students , teachers, and parents alike that are noteworthy. In October the second annual conference of Oregon Public Charter Waldorf inspired schools was held at the Eugene Village School. This year nearly 100 participants converged and devoted a statewide professional development day to learning and practicing Waldorf education methods. The program for the conference included the following note of appreciation: “Special thanks to the Portland Village School for taking the lead in planning and presenting today”……. There were five schools represented at the conference, and of the twelve workshops offered to participants, ten of them were planned and delivered by PVS teachers.
The Portland Village School provides a developmentally appropriate, Waldorf-inspired, arts-integrated educational program designed to promote the growth and development of the whole child. This school fosters the intellect, nurtures the imagination, and recognizes the emotional life of each child. We strive to create a community that cultivates respect for self and for the broader community. Our aim is to inspire children to live engaged and successful lives, prepared to meet the demands of their world.