Portland Lutheran School

740 SE 182nd Ave
Portland, OR 97233-0972
     Tel: (503)667-3199
Grades: PK - 12 | 237 students
PLS deliberately fosters positive relationships between students and  instructors.
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PLS deliberately fosters positive relationships between students and  instructors.
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)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
Religious Affiliation Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 237 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 19%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Portland Lutheran School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 15 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 16:1
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 We offer a personalized tuition plan (based on your family's income/expense review) for accepted students in grades K - 12. PreKindergarten: $1785-$2975 (3-5 days a week) Kindergarten: $5950 Grades 1-6: $6670 Grades 7-8: $7015 High School: $9220
% on Financial Aid 60%
Average Financial Aid Grant $3,000
Acceptance Rate 99%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Mrs. Pam Merritt


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Football, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


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 Serp Alternative School (1.5 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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  • PortlandGreater Portland Christian Academy
    17800 Se Main St
    PortlandOR 97233
    0.3 mi | 94 students | Gr. PK-9                      
  • PortlandAscension Early Childhood Ed Center
    Daycare / Preschool  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    1440 Se 182nd Ave
    PortlandOR 97233
    Daycare / Preschool  (Lutheran Church -- Missouri Synod)
    0.4 mi | 37 students | Gr. PK-KG                      
  • PortlandWynne Watts School, Albertina Kerr Centers
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    930 Ne 162nd Avenue
    PortlandOR 97230
    Daycare / Preschool  (Non-sectarian)
    1.3 mi | 40 students | Gr. NS-K                      
  • GreshamPortland Adventist Elementary School
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    3990 Nw 1st Street
    GreshamOR 97030
      (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    1.4 mi | 215 students | Gr. PK-8                      
  • GreshamMorningstar Montessori House Of Children
    Montessori School
    Po Box 401
    GreshamOR 97030
    Montessori School
    1.4 mi | 30 students | Gr. PK-KG                      

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $7,975 for elementary schools and $13,898 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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