Creative Science School

Encouraging students to be independent
thinkers, learners, and problem solvers

1231 SE 92nd AvenuePortland, OR 97216Ph (503) 916-6431Fx (503) 916-2620

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  • Greetings!

    Creative Science School K-8 is a Portland Public School. As a Focus Option school, all enrollment is handled through the Office of Enrollment and Transfer and the lottery process. To learn more about Creative Science School we invite you to attend one of our Information Sessions this winter. Attendance at these sessions are not required in order to apply for the lottery, but please know that we are unable to provide private tours or classroom visits outside of these times. We begin enrollment in Kindergarten and have limited transfer spots available for first through seventh grades.


    February 7, 6-7 pm Kindergarten Focus - Click the following link to access slideshow: Info Night for 2019-2020 Kinder Specific

    February 12, 6-7pm First-Seventh Grade Focus- Click the following link to access slideshow: Info Night for 2019-2020 1st-8th

    (childcare is not provided for these events)

    Once the lottery is run in the Spring, you will be notified by email and letter by the Office of Enrollment and Transfer.

    You may also visit us at to learn about Constructivism and Storyline teaching methods. If you have questions beyond what you can find online, please feel free to email our registrar, Melissa, at


    We look forward to meeting you!

    Meisha Plotzke, Principal



  • Dear CSS Community:

    All things related to Creative Science School can be found at:



    If you navigate to our school website you’ll find calendars, announcements, newsletters and links to many school resources.

    Please visit us here, especially if you’re curious about becoming a member of our school community. We will host two parent events for families hoping to enroll students at CSS.


    Meisha Plotzke, Principal


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    Dear PPS Community,

    As you might be aware, there is a growing international student-led movement that designates Friday, March 15, as a day for students all over the world to express their views on climate change. We understand that some students here locally in Portland are considering leaving school to attend an 11 a.m. rally at Portland City Hall.

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    Extracto del Informe del Superintendente a la Junta Directiva de Educación de PPS el martes 12 de marzo de 2019:

    Quiero tomarme un momento para afrontar un tema cercano a mi corazón, como Superintendente de las Escuelas Públicas de Portland y como hijo de inmigrantes en este país, como alguien a quien el sistema de educación público abrió sus puertas, y como alguien que entró a la escuela sin hablar Inglés, obtuvo títulos de maestría y ahora tiene el privilegio de servir como su Superintendente.
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     Guadalupe Guerrero

    Excerpt from Superintendent’s Report to the PPS Board of Education on Tuesday, March 12, 2019:

    I want to address a topic that is of both personal and professional importance to me, both as Superintendent of the Portland Public Schools and as a son of immigrants to this country, as someone for whom public education opened doors, as someone who entered school not knowing English...who went on to obtain graduate degrees and now has the privilege of serving in this role.

  • PPS Pulse: March 12, 2019

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