Important Information for Prospective Parents/Guardians
- We are currently accepting enrollment for the 2023-24 school year! Apply online or download and mail in/drop off the paper application (available on left hand side side menu). See "Necessary Forms" below for additional information required. (Please email [email protected] if you would like an application mailed or emailed to you.
Completed 2023-2024 Portland Village School Admissions Application
Two proofs of residency (utility bill, bank statement, etc.)
Proof of birth date (copy of state issued birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate, official document with birthdate)
Hard copies of the Application are available for printing (see column on left).
Once you have completed and returned the necessary forms listed above, you have applied to enroll your child(ren) at the Portland Village School. PVS Admissions Office will contact you when your application has been received.
Deadline for application submissions for our 2023-24 enrollment lottery is Monday, April 3, 2023.
After the April 3rd deadline, we have rolling admissions and students may be added to classes and/or the waiting list in the order by which they are received.
- Once you submit a completed admissions application (see Necessary Forms above), you will receive an email confirmation within 7-10 business days.
- Admissions applications will be added to the class list/waiting list in the order by which they were received.
For additional information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab (located on the left hand side).
Priority Admission & Weighted Lottery
Priority admission is given siblings of currently enrolled students and children of staff, followed by all student applications within the Portland Public School District. If we receive more applications during our first phase of admission than we have spaces available in any given grade, state law requires us to conduct a lottery to determine admission.
Beginning with the 2019-20 school year, PVS will conduct an Equitable Lottery Selection Process (weighted lottery) as defined by ORS 338.125 (3) to ameliorate the impact of discrimination against historically underserved students. PVS focuses our efforts on race, and other demographic aspects statistically related to race, because the overwhelming body of research demonstrates that race is the most significant factor in educational outcomes. Historically underserved students are at risk because of any combination of two or more factors including (but not limited to) race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and English language proficiency.
1 - Once priority seating for siblings of currently enrolled students and children/dependents of employees is complete, the rest of the applicants participate in the weighted lottery.
2 - Historically underserved students who meet at least two of the four identified historically underserved criteria will be entered into the lottery three times (as opposed to one time for other students):
3 - Students who reside out of the Portland Public Schools district will be placed on the waiting list after all in-district applicants have been placed in the lottery.
After all classes have been filled to capacity, applicants not initially offered admission will be placed, still in order, on a waiting list for their appropriate grade level. If an enrollment seat becomes available before or during the school year, the next student on the waiting list will be offered a seat. If that student declines, the next student on the list is offered the seat and so on. Families will be contacted via email or phone to let them know the number that their child/children holds on the waiting list.
The lottery process determines the initial order of placement of the waiting list. Students applying after the deadline will be added to the waiting list in the order by which applications are received. The waiting list does not carry over to the next school year; if a space is not offered, an applicant must re-apply for the next school year.