Abiqua School

Abiqua School 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 Preschool to 8th Grade.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 191 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,350
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Abiqua School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:


School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K - 4th Grade Tuition, effective for the calendar year 2023-24
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Susan Cole


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Chess Wizards, Drama, 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-School thru 4th grade) and Middle School (5th thru 8th 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 includes enrichment classes taught by specialists such as Spanish, Art, Physical Education and Music.
  • After school "Adventures" are always fresh! Some classes have included Coding, Drama, Chess, Choir, Hip-Hop Dance, 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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Abiqua School cost?
Abiqua School's tuition is approximately $15,350 for private students and $265 for summer students.
What sports does Abiqua School offer?
Abiqua School offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Abiqua School's ranking?
Abiqua School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Largest student body.
When is the application deadline for Abiqua School?
The application deadline for Abiqua School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the Abiqua School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Last Day of School before Spring Break
March 15, 2024 (Friday)
Spring Break
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break
March 19, 2024 (Tuesday)
Spring Break
March 20, 2024 (Wednesday)
Spring Break
March 21, 2024 (Thursday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (5 reviews)
This is a small community of dedicated students, families, and educators. Supportive relationships are the HEART of Abiqua's community. Students, teachers, and parents share in the mission of our school and create authentic bonds through collaborative opportunities. It's a wonderful school, academically rigorous, well-rounded, non-secular, and focused on student growth. I can't recommend it enough.
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I currently have two children at Abiqua School. They absolutely love going to school every day. They love their teachers, their friends, and their classes. In the lower school, they take Spanish a couple of times per week. In the middle school, they have Spanish every day, which I love! It's a wonderful, small, family-feel school.
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I love Abiqua! I am so appreciative that we were able to send our 3 kids to Abiqua! They have had the best foundational education for whatever they choose to do when they are older. The teachers are absolute treasures and the hands-on experiences my kids have had are second to none.
- Posted by
Abiqua Academy provides students with fantastic academics, experienced teachers, and important life lessons. It offers a wide range of music classes, allowing students to explore their creativity and develop their talents. The teachers are engaging, and the staff does a wonderful job teaching the HEART skills (Honor, Empathy, Accountability, Respect, and Teamwork), which not only improve students' academic performance but also help them become better people. Abiqua Academy's technology is robust, with touchscreen TVs in every classroom and computer class starting in first grade, ensuring that students are well-prepared for the modern world.
- Posted by
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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 191 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,350
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Salem, OR is $7,431 for elementary schools and $7,772 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Salem, OR is 92% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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