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Important Information for Prospective Parents/Guardians 

  • We are currently accepting enrollment in grades 1-8! Apply online or mail in/drop off paper application. (See "Necessary Forms" below for additional information required.)
  • PVS Open House -- Tuesday, October 22 from 6-8 pm.  Please join us to tour our school, learn about curriculum and meet some of our amazing faculty!  Bring your children and see if PVS is the place for your student.  No RSVP needed.
  • Interested families are welcome to tour our school! Please email us at to book your tour appointment.

Admissions Application for the 2019-2020 School Year

Necessary Forms

  1. Completed 2019-2020 Portland Village School Admissions Application

  2. Two proofs of residency (utility bill, bank statement, etc.)

  3. Proof of birth date (copy of state issued birth certificate, passport, baptismal certificate)

Hard copies of the Application are available for printing (see column on left) or by visiting our school. 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.


Rolling Admissions

We are currently accepting enrollment in grades 1-8!

The deadline for application submission into the lottery for 2019-2020 school year was Monday, April 8, 2019.

After the April 8th 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.

  • If you submit an incomplete application, it will not be submitted into the lottery.
  • You will receive an email confirmation within 7-10 business days after you submit a completed admissions application.
  • Families will be notified regarding lottery results starting in May 2019 through June 2019.
  • Admissions applications received after the deadline will be added to the class list/waiting list in the order by which they were received.


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):

A. Historically underserved students based on race (African American, Pacific Islander/Native Hawaiian, American Indian/Alaska Native)
B. Historically underserved students based on ethnicity (Hispanic)
C. Economically disadvantaged students (Directly Certified/Free and Reduced Priced Meals Program)
D. English language learners


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.


Waiting List

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.

For additional information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) tab (located on the left hand side).