The International School

025 SW Sherman Street,
Portland, OR, 97201-0972
     Tel: (503)226-2496
Grades: PK - 5 | 320 students
With true immersion in Spanish, Chinese or Japanese, children become fluent in another language, at home in other cultures, and engaged in math, science, social studies and arts.
And with our authorized International Baccalaureate inquiry-based program, students learn to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge – skills for lifelong learning and success.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Northwest Association of Accredited Schools
International Baccalaureate (IB) World School
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 5
Year Founded 1990

Student Body

Total Students 320 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 41%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade The International School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 57 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 20%
Average Class Size 11 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $12,900
Tuition Notes Please see for details
% on Financial Aid 18%
Average Financial Aid Grant $5,500
Admissions Director Jan Williams
Admissions Associate Linda Bonder


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 3rd Language Classes, Chinese & Spanish, Chess Club, Chinese Calligraphy, Chinese Choir, Chinese Dance Troupe, Kinderdance, Kindergym, Mad Science, Martial Arts Class, Music lessons Chess Club, Chinese Choir, Kinderdance, Kindergym, Mad Science, Music lessons, 3rd Language Classes, Chinese & Spanish,
Chinese Calligraphy,
Chinese Dance Troupe,
Martial Arts Class,

School Notes:

As an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) school, The International School uses guided inquiry-based teaching that centers on student questions. Rather than working through a standard lesson and memorizing facts, students study a central idea by creating and exploring their own questions. Through this concept-driven process, students gain deep understanding and learn the skills needed to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge. It is those skills that enable children to become independent learners, capable of pursuing knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life. The school was founded in 1990 and today educates over 450 students.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is St Marys Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cedarwood Waldorf School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cedarwood Waldorf School (0.4 miles away)
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