K-5 School Options

K-5 Explore Your Options

K-5 Explore Your Options

  • In addition to attending their neighborhood schools, families of Portland Public Schools elementary age students have several options for their K-5 education. Below are the schools and programs that are open to PPS K-5 students. Spots in the programs are available via the annual lottery, which this year will run in February 2023 (see more information).

Focus Option Schools

  • Buckman

    Arts-based programming open to neighborhood and transfer students. 

    Address: 320 SE 16th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/buckman

    Feb. 9, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Mar. 7, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Bridger-Creative Science

    A constructivist K-8 program for independent thinkers and problem solvers.

    Address: 1231 SE 92nd Ave.
    Address Next Year: 7910 SE Market St 
    Website: pps.net/creativescience

    Feb. 22, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Odyssey

    An interactive and integrated history-themed program.

    Address: 1849 SW 58th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/odyssey

    Mar. 1, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Sunnyside

    A K-8 program for neighborhood and transfer students rooted in environmental education and environmental justice.

    Address: 3421 SE Salmon St.
    Website: pps.net/sunnyside

    Feb. 21, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Winterhaven

    An enriching K-8 learning environment with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math (S.T.E.A.M.).

    Address: 3830 SE 14th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/winterhaven

    Mar. 2, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    Mar. 9, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Spanish Dual Language Immersion Schools

North Portland

Northeast Portland

Southwest Portland

Southeast Portland

Chinese Dual Language Immersion Schools

Other Dual Language Immersion Schools

Other Programs, Information

  • Metropolitan Learning Center

    K-12 alternative school featuring student-centered education

    Address: 2033 NW Glisan St.
    Website: pps.net/mlc

    Feb. 28, 5:30 PM
    Mar. 2, 6:00 PM - Virtual

  • ACCESS Academy

    Accelerated program for highly gifted students

    Vestal (grades 1-5), 161 NE 82nd Ave.
    Lane (6-8), 7200 SE 60th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/access