Portland Adventist Academy

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Portland Adventist Academy motivates students to seek challenges beyond their required class work and to become creative, original and disciplined thinkers.
PAA strives to initiate leadership potential and provide opportunities for growth and maturity.
Seniors score high on national academic tests, giving them more scholarship opportunities and sending more than 90% of them on to college each year.

Top Placements

Portland Adventist Academy places among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for:

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.General Conference of the Seventh Day Adventist Church (GCSDAC)
Religious AffiliationSeventh Day Adventist
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1910
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students253 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Portland Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
67%
Average Class Size14 students
Number of AP Courses7 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Psychology, AP US History, AP World History, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Music Performance & Production, Visual Arts College Portfolio Projects & Preparation
Average ACT score22
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(A prerequisite to classroom attendance includes dress that reflect standards of excellence: modesty, simplicity, cleanliness and safety.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$11,200
Tuition NotesTuition ranges from $8290 to $11,400. Discounts are applicable in some circumstances. Sixty percent of our students receive some form of scholarship. We believe that all students, regardless of family income, should have the opportunity for Christian education.
% on Financial Aid
60%
Admissions DirectorMary Sperl
Admissions AssociateMechelle Peinado

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, VolleyballBasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SoftballVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Climbing, Mission Trips, Praise & Worship Band, Steel Drum Band, Worship Committee

School Notes

  • All potential students are required to complete a formal application. Once the application, application fee and three references are received, they are reviewed by the Admissions Committee. Upon acceptance by the committee, a letter is sent to the student with information on the remainder of the enrollment process. Call 503-255-8372 for information.

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school to Portland Adventist Academy is Columbia Christian School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Grace Lutheran School (0.5 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Happy Day Christian Child Care (0.2 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Portland
    Happy Day Christian Child Care
    Daycare / Preschool (Christian)
    Grades: PK-K | 60 students
    0.2 miles
    1830 Se 96th Ave
    Portland, OR 97216
    (503) 252-2911
    0.2 PK-K
    60
  • Portland
    Grace Lutheran School
    (Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod)
    Grades: PK-8 | 130 students
    0.5 miles
    2252 SE 92nd Avenue
    Portland, OR 97216
    (503) 777-8628
    0.5 PK-8
    130
  • Portland
    Harmony Montessori School
    Montessori School
    Grades: PK-5 | 118 students
    0.5 miles
    10525 SE Cherry Blossom Drive
    Portland, OR 97216
    (503) 255-5337
    0.5 PK-5
    118
  • Portland
    Columbia Christian School
    Columbia Christian School Photo - Intensive classroom instruction, "in the field" hands-on learning, and real-time MAP testing reveals immediate results.
    (Church of Christ)
    Grades: PK-12 | 327 students
    0.8 miles
    9101 E Burnside St.
    Portland, OR 97216
    (503) 252-8577
    0.8 PK-12
    327
  • Portland
    Eastside Education Center
    Special Education School
    Grades: 8-12 | 39 students
    1 miles
    631 Ne 102nd Ave
    Portland, OR 97220
    (503) 256-1030
    1 8-12
    39

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