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.

School Overview

Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students91 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Community Transitional School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio15:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling

Nearby Private Schools

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  • Portland
    Trinity Lutheran Christian School
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    (Lutheran Church Missouri Synod)
    Grades: K-8 | 83 students
    0.6 miles
    5520 NE Killingsworth Street
    Portland, OR 97218
    (503) 288-6403
    0.6 K-8
  • Portland
    Grades: 9-12 | 56 students
    0.9 miles
    5135 Ne Columbia Blvd
    Portland, OR 97218
    (503) 972-2461
    0.9 9-12
  • Portland
    Montessori Of Alameda
    All-girls  | Montessori School
    Grades: K | 90 students
    1.3 miles
    4210 Ne Going St
    Portland, OR 97218
    (503) 422-3608
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  • Portland
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    1.6 miles
    9200 Ne Fremont St
    Portland, OR 97220
    (503) 252-5207
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  • Portland
    St Rose School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 248 students
    1.6 miles
    5309 Ne Alameda St
    Portland, OR 97213
    (503) 281-1912
    1.6 PK-8

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