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

The nearest high school to Community Transitional School is Naya Early College Academy (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Trinity Lutheran Christian School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori Of Alameda (1.3 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Trinity Lutheran Christian School
    Trinity Lutheran Christian School Photo - A diverse, supportive community of students, teachers, and parents ensure student success at Trinity.
    (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) 335-3321
    1.3 K
  • Portland
    Grades: NS-12 | 422 students
    1.6 miles
    9200 NE Fremont
    Portland, OR 97220
    (503) 252-5207
    1.6 NS-12
  • Portland
    St. Rose School
    St. Rose School Photo - As a mission of St. Rose Parish, St. Rose School educates each student as a unique child of God to know and live the Catholic faith and to achieve excellence.
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 225 students
    1.6 miles
    5309 Ne Alameda St
    Portland, OR 97213
    (503) 281-1912
    1.6 PK-8

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