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.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,300
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 9-12
Year Founded
1910
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
155 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
22%
State avg.: 25%
Students by Grade
Portland Adventist Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
14 students
Number of AP Courses
7 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Psychology, AP US Government, AP World History, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Music Performance & Production, Visual Arts College Portfolio Projects & Preparation
Average ACT score
22
(Out of 36)
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
A prerequisite to classroom attendance includes dress that reflect standards of excellence: modesty, simplicity, cleanliness and safety.

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
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.
Summer Program Cost
$450
% on Financial Aid
60%
Admissions Director
Mary Sperl
Admissions Associate
Mechelle Peinado

Sports

Total Sports Offered
6 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
10 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Book Club, Honor Society, Mission Trips, Praise & Worship Band, Sociedad Honoraria Hispanica, Worship Committee

Arts and Music Programs:
Art Club, Hand Bells, String Orchestgra

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Rock Climbing Club

School Notes

  • All potential students are required to complete an online 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 971-351-8984 for information.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Portland Adventist Academy cost?
Portland Adventist Academy's tuition is approximately $12,300 for private students and $450 for summer students.
Does Portland Adventist Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Portland Adventist Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Portland Adventist Academy offer?
Portland Adventist Academy offers 6 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball and Volleyball.
What is Portland Adventist Academy's ranking?
Portland Adventist Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Oregon for: Most extracurriculars offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Portland Adventist Academy?
The application deadline for Portland Adventist Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Portland Adventist Academy located?
Portland Adventist Academy is located in the Hazelwood neighborhood of Portland, OR. There are 2 other private schools located in Hazelwood.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked OR School
  • Grades: 9-12
  • Enrollment: 155 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $12,300
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Portland, OR is $12,284 for elementary schools and $14,116 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Portland, OR is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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