Community Transitional School

Community Transitional School is a private school dedicated entirely to the needs of children whose families are homeless, in transition and experiencing chronic poverty-related crises.
Our purpose is to provide them with a stable, supportive environment that promotes both their personal and academic growth.
We combine character education with a curriculum that helps students succeed and develop their individual strengths.
Founded in 1990, we serve about 200 children every year.
Our average daily enrollment is 60 to 70 students. We're a registered private school and an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Regular days during the school year start at 8:30am and end at 3:10pm.
We're open for a full school year. We also offer a 5 week summer program.
Our students range in age from 5 to 14 and come from families living in the city of Portland, Oregon, and parts of East Multnomah County.
They live in homeless and domestic violence shelters, cheap motels, on the floor of a friend's home and even outside in their cars.
Some are from families that are on the brink of losing their housing.
Some have just recently managed to move into permanent housing.
All are in situations where poverty and uncertainty are dominant forces.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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

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Attribute

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students
85 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
85%
State avg.: 26%
Students by Grade
Community Transitional School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
14:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling

School Notes

  • Community Transitional School is a private school dedicated entirely to the needs of children whose families are homeless, in transition and experiencing chronic poverty-related crises. Our purpose is to provide them with a stable, supportive environment that promotes both their personal and academic growth. We combine character education with a curriculum that helps students succeed and develop their individual strengths. Founded in 1990, we serve about 200 children every year. Our average daily enrollment is 60 to 70 students. We're a registered private school and an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Regular days during the school year start at 8:30am and end at 3:10pm. We're open for a full school year. We also offer a 5 week summer program. Our students range in age from 5 to 14 and come from families living in the city of Portland, Oregon, and parts of East Multnomah County. They live in homeless and domestic violence shelters, cheap motels, on the floor of a friend's home and even outside in their cars. Some are from families that are on the brink of losing their housing. Some have just recently managed to move into permanent housing. All are in situations where poverty and uncertainty are dominant forces.
Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the application deadline for Community Transitional School?
The application deadline for Community Transitional School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Community Transitional School located?
Community Transitional School is located in the Cully neighborhood of Portland, OR. There are 4 other private schools located in Cully.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Grades: Prekindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 85 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $12,284 for elementary schools and $14,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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