Edison High School

  • We are the only private high school in Oregon specifically designed to meet the needs of students with complex learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder issues.
  • Though it's rare that one of our students` only learning challenge is ADD, we have found ADD to be a significant component in a diagnosis that could also include Dyslexia, Auditory Processing Disorders, Nonverbal Learning Disorders or Visual Perception Disorders.
  • No two students are exactly alike, so customized approaches to learning is our normal mode of operation.
  • Our partnership with Jesuit High School (www.jesuitportland.com/) means that our students have access to all their extracurricular activities (i.e.
  • sports, clubs, dances, etc) and students who meet specific academic standards have access to any Jesuit class (i.e.  Spanish, calculus, physics, etc).

Top Placements

Edison High School places among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

School TypeSchool with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc.AdvancED
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia / ADD / ADHD/ Asperger’s / Tourette’s / Dysgraphia / Dyscalculia / Visual Perception / Nonverbal Learning Disorders
Year Founded1973
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students96 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Edison High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size9 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$23,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$10,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorNick Dexter
Admissions AssociateLinda Johnson

School Notes

  • Welcome to Edison High School, the only high school in Oregon andSouthwest Washington dedicated to serving students with complexlearning differences or learning disabilities. Our work here ispowerful and profound: helping every student to reach his or her fullpotential.As a small, private school, Edison High School offers anindividualized curriculum that meets each student`s unique needs andmaximizes their ability to learn. We also provide the emotionalsupport that builds confidence and maturity. By empowering studentswith learning differences to experience academic success andpersonal growth, Edison does more than prepare teens for the future: it changes lives.
  • Edison High School is open to students who have learningdifferences such as Dyslexia, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD),Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Tourette `ssyndrome, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia, Autism Spectrum Disorder(ASD), Visual Perception, and Nonverbal Learning Disorders.Students are referred by parents, schools, counselors, tutors andmedical professionals. Each student and family is interviewed prior toadmission and evaluated by staff to ensure a good fit.
  • Edison`s curriculum prepares students for graduation and beyond.Classes average nine students, allowing teachers to become familiarwith each student`s learning abilities and challenges andto individualize instruction within a classroom setting. The strongbonds that form between staff and students are a hallmark of ourschool; these relationships encourage and steer academic and personalsuccess. Enrollment is approximately 96 students. Edison HighSchool is accredited through AdvancED.
  • Founded in 1973 in Portland, Oregon, Edison is located on thecampus of Jesuit High School. Though independent, there is acollaborative relationship between the two schools. Some Edisonstudents attend classes at Jesuit; some Jesuit students take classes atEdison; and many Edison students participate in sports, theater,music, and other extracurricular activities offered by Jesuit.
  • Edison is a four-year, full-service high school program with a strongrecord of academic success. The vast majority of our students receivetheir high school diplomas and most Edison students continue theireducation beyond a high school diploma. About one-third of ourgraduates go on to a four-year college, while two-thirds ofstudents attend a two-year institution, enter the workforce or workwhile continuing post-graduate education. All students who earn theirdiplomas from Edison receive career awareness and guidance throughour transitions program.
Show me:
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Bridges Middle School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 5-8 | 52 students
    9.6 miles
    2510 SW 1st Avenue
    Portland, OR 97201
    9.6 5-8
  • Portland
    Jesuit High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1300 students
    0.1 miles
    9000 Sw Beaverton-hillsdale Hwy
    Portland, OR 97225
    0.1 9-12
  • Portland
    Columbia Christian School
    Columbia Christian School Photo - Located in the heart of East PDX on a beautiful 13-acre campus, our mission is to provide a Christ-centered education focused on excellence in faith, character, and academics to students in PreK through 12th grade.
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-12 | 327 students
    10 miles
    9101 E Burnside St.
    Portland, OR 97216
    10 PK-12
  • Portland
    Grades: 6-12 | 241 students
    4.6 miles
    1130 SW Main
    Portland, OR 97205
    4.6 6-12
  • Portland
    Grades: PK-12 | 863 students
    0.9 miles
    6300 SW Nicol Road
    Portland, OR 97223
    0.9 PK-12

School Reviews

Endorse Edison High School. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Name or Alias:

Your review:

Endorse this school:
Recent Articles
You have just heard about a new private school opening soon in your area. Should you consider sending your child there? A look at the pros and cons of such a decision.
If you know the answers to all these questions, you probably teach or work in a private school. Be that as it may, these questions contain links with the answers.
As you evaluate schools, take time to explore fully what the schools which you are looking at teach.
Request Information
I am a:      
Name of parent:
Student First name:
Student Middle name:
Student Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
Applying for financial aid?:
Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $9,293 for elementary schools and $15,264 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 76% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).