Portland Lutheran School

740 SE 182nd Ave,
Portland, OR, 97233-0972
Tel: (503)667-3199
Grades: PK - 12 | 255 students
Portland Lutheran School is committed to the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual development of its students.
PLS teachers promote independent thinking and curiosity, scholastic excellence, community service, and individual responsibility, all within a college preparatory curriculum designed to maximize each student's interests and talents.
Small class sizes from preschool through high school ensure individual attention, and ethnic and religious diversity broadens perspectives.
PLS graduates are consistently accepted at the nation's top colleges.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI)
Evangelical Lutheran Education Association (ELEA)
Other special emphasis association(s)
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 255 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 17:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 90%
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 5 courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus, AP Language/Composition, AP Literature/Composition, College course: Cultural Geography, College course: Environmental Science, College course: Psychology, College course: Sociology  
Average SAT score 1717
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes PreKindergarten: $1190-$2975 (2-5 day schedule) Kindergarten: $5950 Grades 1-6: $6670 Grades 7-8: $7015 High School: $9220 Tuition assistance available for grades K-12
% on Financial Aid 60%
Average Financial Aid Grant $1,200
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Pam Merritt

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports BaseballBasketballCross CountryDanceFootball
SoccerTrack and FieldVolleyball
BaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
FootballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Key Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, drama, leadership, music - choir, music - instrumental Key Club, drama, leadership, music - choir, National Honor Society,
Spanish Honor Society,
music - instrumental,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Portland Christian Jr/Sr High School (3.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Greater Portland Christian Academy (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Greater Portland Christian Academy (0.3 miles away)
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  • Portland Greater Portland Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    17800 Se Main St
    Portland , OR , 97233
    (503)761-1136
    (Baptist)
    0.3  mi  |  94  students  |  Gr.  PK-9
  • Portland
    Ascension Early Childhood Ed Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1440 Se 182nd Ave
    Portland , OR , 97233
    (503)667-6750
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.4  mi  |  55  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Portland
    Wynne Watts School, Albertina Kerr Centers
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    930 Ne 162nd Avenue
    Portland , OR , 97230
    (503)239-8101
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1.3  mi  |  40  students  |  Gr.  NS-K
  • Gresham Portland Adventist Elementary School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    3990 Nw 1st Street
    Gresham , OR , 97030
    (503)665-4102
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.4  mi  |  215  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Gresham
    The Phonics Phactory
    (Christian)
    Po Box 2128
    Gresham , OR , 97030
    (503)661-5632
    (Christian)
    1.4  mi  |  259  students  |  Gr.  K-9

School Reviews

  • Recommended February 09, 2014 - When my twins were ready to enter Kindergarten, I spent weeks researching our options. When we toured PLS the first time, what really struck me was how the admissions counselor appeared to know each and every child personally. As I spoke to teachers, other staff, and even several of the students, I quickly realized this was not an isolated quality...but rather an entire culture. This place was a family. The class sizes are small which allows the staff to really know the students. In-home visits are made to each child''s home a few weeks before school starts each year. This strategy not only eases the child''s transition to the next grade, but also gives the teacher valuable insights to best aid their students to succeed. Teachers at PLS recognize that not all children learn in the same way. Every effort is made to engage each child using a variety of different approaches. Communication between educators and families is highly valued, right up to the Executive Director whose door and ears are always open to parents. As we end our third year at PLS, we feel it is our second home. My children feel safe, loved and engaged. I know this because they tell me often. This school is complete in its dedication to raising the "whole child". I highly recommend PLS! - Posted by Parent

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