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Principal's Corner

Principal's Corner

As the proud Principal of Portland Village School, it is my privilege to welcome everyone to the 2018-19 school year! We are excited to have students once again filling our halls and classrooms with their energy, enthusiasm, and joy.

This year promises to be a year filled with golden opportunities for our students as we strive to find ways that we can be even better than we have before!  We embark on this journey with a pledge to you, our students and families, that this will be a year of engaging, meaningful and memorable work in our classrooms, combined with special events and a plethora of extracurricular clubs and activities. We are excited to implement an upper school Democratic Student Government, as well as, Restorative Justice. More info to come!

During the 2018-19 school year we will continue to build upon and refine our proven foundation of good work, honored traditions, and continued excellence in public Waldorf education.  With a focus on equity, our vision remains…  

To advance an arts-integrated education that teaches respect and reverence by developing the head, heart, and hands in children from all backgrounds and cultures.


Our staff of highly qualified professional educators and support personnel is committed to providing our students many opportunities both inside and outside of the classroom. In the spirit of Rudolf Steiner, we invite you to partner with us to provide an all-inclusive education that not just moves society forward, but heals humanity.  


We look forward to a very positive and productive year together!  We extend a yearlong invitation to our families to join us at school activities and events whenever possible.  We want and value your involvement and support in your child’s education! Your active participation is key to the success of our Village.


We highly value home/school communication here at PVS and we will communicate information in the following 4 ways:


  • Email via Constant Contact

  • Facebook

  • School website

  • Paper based newsletters


Again, we welcome you to Portland Village School and to our wonderful learning community.  Our school is a place alive with much energy, enthusiasm, and a high standard of excellence!  Indeed, it is a place where opportunities abound!  Here’s to an AWESOME new school year as we work together to keep our school a great place to work and learn each day!


With devotion,

Principal Dena Lundgreen