We are an innovative, early childhood center dedicated to offering children opportunities to realize their love for learning.
An educational setting like no other, this state of the art facility offers children endless opportunities for meaningful learning, outdoor experiences, and nurturing relationships with adults and peers alike.
KLA Schools is one of a kind and highly accredited program for its learning method.
The philosophy, inspired by the Reggio Emilia Approach, provides a unique educational program with a rich environment that focuses on the individual learner.
The approach is geared to building students’ skills while fostering new talents in a warm and nurturing environment.
More than just a child care center, KLA Schools of Hillsboro will help your child build the knowledge and skills needed for a strong foundation in early childhood education.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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KLA Schools of Hillsboro ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

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School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
Year Founded
2017

Student Body

Total Students
60 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
50%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
KLA Schools of Hillsboro Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
2 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
30:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
15 students

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Shlomit Engel

School Notes

  • Philosophy
  • Our philosophy is to be carried out by emphasizing the child’s abilities, competences, and natural aptitude, developing and fostering the child in ways that encourage the development of new and inherent talents. These qualities will in turn allow the child to embark on and prosper in life with confidence and skill, especially in his or her future educational endeavors. In addition, learning will take place through positive relationships and caring adults. We believe that all children have a right to high quality education. At the core of this concept is the child’s natural curiosity of their world coupled with a respect for the countless qualities and values that we believe each child is born with. Along with the support of parents, teachers, and the community, children will build their learning and development with determination and enthusiasm while learning how to discover knowledge and improve their communication skills as they plan and make decisions in small groups. They will become prepared to successfully excel in their lives as well as in their elementary, middle, high school, and university education, on which their future success will so greatly depend.
  • Reggio Emilia
  • The Reggio Emilia Approach derives its name from its place of origin, Reggio Emilia, a city located in Emilia Romagna in Northern Italy. Shortly after the Second World War, the parents of this region collaborated with Loris Malaguzzi, a lifelong educator, innovator and creative philosopher to find a unique public system of childcare education. Loris Malaguzzi and the parents of Reggio Emilia, Italy were devastated by the destruction that took place during World War II and believed that the approach to education had to fundamentally change. Based on principles of respect, responsibility and community, a philosophy was born. In the Reggio Emilia Approach, there is a coined expression, “A child has a hundred languages.” The approach unites and develops all languages-innovation, nature, construction, fantasy, art, music, dance, building, writing, talking, signing, science, body, and soul. The multiple languages are used to help children build knowledge and understand the world around them.
  • Guiding Principles
  • Image of the Child
  • The Reggio Emilia Philosophy believes in the rights and opinions of each child. A child is a competent, capable and natural researcher who has the desire for knowledge and life and is always ready for challenges.
  • The Role of the Teacher
  • The teacher plays a critical role by being the child’s partner and recognizing many learning possibilities. In order to further the learning process, teachers listen, observe, inquire, document, work together and reflect upon the experiences of children.
  • Environment as a Third Teacher
  • The spaces of the schools are both thoughtful and inviting. The Reggio Emilia Philosophy believes that the environment in which your child explores is the third teacher. Materials in the classroom inspire children to think outside the box.
  • Documentation
  • Each moment of your child’s day at a KLA Schools is filled with meaningful experiences and thoughtful interactions. In order to understand children and the way they learn, teachers work diligently to document all aspects of the learning process. From daily journals, child specific observations and children’s artwork, all moments are considered pieces of the process and are made visible in the classroom for revisiting and reflection. Teachers and children alike are able to view their thinking and their learning process through documentation.
  • The Role of Parents
  • We value parents as participants in their child¹s learning process. Their involvement in the school gives their children a sense of security and is deeply appreciated. This lends itself to having parents be a role model for their children, and for them to have an incentive for their own learning.

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: School with Special Program Emphasis
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-Kindergarten
  • Students: 60 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $15,000
  • Acceptance rate: 90%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in Washington County, OR is $9,536 for elementary schools and $16,153 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington County, OR is 82% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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