Abiqua Academy

Abiqua Academy Photo #1 - Abiqua Academy is located just south of Salem, in the countryside of the beautiful Willamette Valley.
Abiqua Academy Photo #1 - Abiqua Academy is located just south of Salem, in the countryside of the beautiful Willamette Valley.
Abiqua Academy Photo #2 - Learning beyond the classroom is a priority at Abiqua Academy. Multiple field trips throughout the school year intersect with classroom themes. Students are able to gain a different perspective that instills lifelong skills.
Abiqua Academy Photo #3 - Every Monday, we start the week with an old fashioned assembly, called Family Time. Various grades present, we say the Pledge, and the Abiqua pledge: "Today I will honor peoples differences. I will do what I want done to me. People and their property will be safe. I will show good sportsmanship in what I say, play and do..."
Abiqua Academy Photo #4 - 1st and 2nd grade students write and illustrate books throughout the school year. They share these books with parents during a special event, "Author's Tea".
Abiqua Academy Photo #5 - MAC (Mature Adult Class - 5th and 6th grade) students smiling over science explorations.
Abiqua Academy Photo #6 - Abiqua offers after school classes called Abiqua Adventures that include everything from robotics, cooking, and athletics to drama. The middle school drama is a very popular program that usually includes around 30 students. Recent performances have included Annie and Bye Bye Birdie. For 2017, our students are presenting The Lion King!
Abiqua Academy Photo #7 - High school students and a biology teacher exploring Abiqua's new state of the art science lab. In addition to honors courses and 5 languages, Abiqua offers more AP courses than any high school in the Salem area.
Abiqua Academy Photo #8 - "Traveling School" provides students at all grade levels the opportunity to expand their learning outside of the classroom. Field trips include visits to local farms, the Oregon coast, museums and other amazing places in the Willamette Valley.
Abiqua Academy Photo #9 - Recent middle school, Traveling School trips have included New York, Boston, DC, Belize and Costa Rica. These trips give first opportunities for teaching subjects such as Spanish and history and inspire Abiqua students to have a life long love of learning.
Abiqua Academy provides an extraordinary academic environment nurturing curious, imaginative and constructive thinkers, to be enthusiastic life-long learners and to become compassionate citizens of their community and the world. Abiqua offers Salem and Willamette Valley area students personalized instruction and learning from PreK-12.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 191 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,185
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.
Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
191 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Abiqua Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
35 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
13 courses
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Lower School Tuition, effective for the calendar year 2018-19
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Susan Cole


Total Sports Offered
4 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Wizards, Drama, Horticulture, Robotics

Arts and Music Programs:
Art in various mediums, Choir

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Hip Hop Dance

School Notes

  • Elements of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) are integrated throughout Abiqua's curriculum.  Abiqua's thematic teaching is engaging and creates life-long learners.
  • The school is divided as follows: Lower School (Pre-K thru 4th grade), Middle School (5th-8th grade), High School (9th-12 grade).
  • Students are allowed to progress at their own pace and not restricted to traditional age level programs.  For instance, pre-algebra, algebra and even geometry are available to middle school age students.
  • The curriculum for grades Pre-K to Grade 8 includes enrichment classes taught by specialists such as Spanish, Art, Physical Education and Music.
  • After school "Adventures" include beginning and advance Robotics, Drama, Chess, Choir, Hip-Hop Dance, Cooking, as well as numerous music and art classes.
  • Abiqua's middle school sports teams include Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, and Track and Field.
  • Before and after-school child care is available.

School Reviews

This school gives a great opportunity for kids to be independent and for working with a group. They also provide a good amount of homework that is on the harder side but it makes you think and if you try you can get it done.They also have things like Spanish, German, Art, P.E, Band, Guitar, Choir, and Orchestra. IF you are very smart in the math world they will bump you up so that you have a good challenge no matter what, and even better the teachers are awesome!! When you leave you are ready for anything that comes your way.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-12
  • Students: 191 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,185
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Salem, OR is $7,115 for elementary schools and $8,508 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

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