Abiqua Academy

5.00 5 1 (1 review)
Tel: (503)399-9020
Abiqua Academy is located just south of Salem, in the countryside of the beautiful Willamette Valley.
Abiqua Academy is located just south of Salem, in the countryside of the beautiful Willamette Valley.
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...'
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'.
MAC (Mature Adult Class - 5th and 6th grade) students smiling over science explorations.
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!
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.
Jo Ann Young, Head of School, speaking with Abiqua Academy lower school parents.
'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.
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.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Independent Private Schools Association
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedMild learning differences
Year Founded1993

Student Body

Total Students180 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by GradeAbiqua Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size20 students
Number of AP Courses13 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineMar. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,495
Tuition NotesEffective for the calendar year 2017-2018
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$6,000
Admissions DirectorBrittany Fobi


Total Sports Offered4 sports
SportsBasketball, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballSoccer,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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

  • Abiqua uses a unique thematic, integrated curriculum in each grade, that spirals thru the students education year to year.
  • 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 PK-8 includes enrichment classes 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 art classes.
  • Abiqua "Adventures" including full and half day programs are also available each summer.
  • Abiqua's sports teams include Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball and Track
  • Before and after-school child care is available.
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School Reviews

5  12/27/2017
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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