Portland Adventist Academy

1500 SE 96th Avenue
Portland, OR 97216-0972
Tel: (503)255-8372
Grades: 9-12 | 218 students
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Portland Adventist Academy motivates students to seek challenges beyond their required class work and to become creative, original and disciplined thinkers.
PAA strives to initiate leadership potential and provide opportunities for growth and maturity.
Seniors score high on national academic tests, giving them more scholarship opportunities and sending more than 90% of them on to college each year.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. General Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
Religious Affiliation Seventh-Day Adventist
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Learning Programs Supported none
Year Founded 1910

Student Body

Total Students 218 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Portland Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 1 courses
Average ACT score 22
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(A prerequisite to classroom attendance includes dress that reflect standards of excellence: modesty, simplicity, cleanliness and safety.)

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $9,660
Tuition Notes Tuition ranges from $8290 to $11,400. Discounts are applicable in some circumstances. Sixty percent of our students receive some form of scholarship. We believe that all students, regardless of family income, should have the opportunity for Christian educ
% on Financial Aid
Admissions Director Gale Crosby
Admissions Associate Lynda Logan


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Basketball, Climbing, Cross Country, Golf, Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
Cross CountryGolf,
MountaineeringRock Climbing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Climbing, Mission Trips, Performance & Production, Praise & Worship Band, Steel Drum Band, Worship Committee Climbing, Mission Trips, Performance & Production,
Praise & Worship Band,
Steel Drum Band,
Worship Committee,

School Notes:

  • PAA offers two AP classes, three college credit classes, and five honors classes. SAT scores, based on five year averages have increased 77 points over the last 5 years versus only 1 and 2 point increases for Oregon and the nation. PAA's average composite ACT score for last 5 years (2003-2008) is 22.2 while the national is 20.9.

Profile last updated: 09/01/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Columbia Christian Schools (1 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Happy Day Christian Child Care (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Grace Lutheran School (0.5 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Happy Day Christian Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: K | 70 students
    0.2 miles
    1830 Se 96th Ave
    Portland, OR 97216
  • Portland
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 176 students
    0.5 miles
    2252 SE 92nd Avenue
    Portland, OR 97216
  • Portland
    Columbia Christian Schools
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-12 | 244 students
    1 miles
    413 Ne 91st Ave
    Portland, OR 97220
  • Portland
    Eastside Education Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-12 | 39 students
    1 miles
    631 Ne 102nd Ave
    Portland, OR 97220
  • Portland
    Grades: NS-5 | 390 students
    1.1 miles
    11845 SE Market Street
    Portland, OR 97216

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $8,670 for elementary schools and $12,581 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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