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    About Us

    Mission Statement:

    The Portland DART School works to be a vibrant and caring learning community where children and youth in Long Term Care and Treatment learn to see themselves as positive and successful learners.  Our mission is to provide a structured, supported and safe educational setting where academic and emotional growth are balanced and prized and where students are prepared and motivated to be contributing citizens of a diverse multicultural and international community.  

    Core Values:  

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    Program Overview:

    The Portland DART School works side-by-side with mental health care agencies to provide students school services to increase achievement in many academic areas while the students are receiving day or residential mental health treatment.  Students at the Portland DART School have the opportunity to:

    • Learn at your own pace
    • Flourish in a small, inclusive, welcoming environment
    • Engage in social emotional learning to build emotional intelligence
    • Participate in state testing and college prep testing
    • Graduate with PPS or Oregon Diploma

    Personalized Learning

    • Small classes - about 10 students for every teacher.
    • Dedicated, highly qualified teachers know their students by their names, faces and dreams for the future.
    • Students of all cultures are celebrated, welcomed and nurtured.
    • Special Education, mental health and ESL on-site.


    Flexible Learning

    • Students have the opportunity to earn up to .25 credits per class, per term.
    • All middle and high school students are offered courses in the core content areas of math, science, language arts and social studies.  
    • Self-paced and interactive group classes are available.
    • All classes meet the requirements for a PPS/OR diploma.


    Agency Partners:


    Morrison Child and Family Services


    Janus Youth Programs


    Trillium Family Services


    Other Resources

    School Climate Handbook 2022-23

    DART School-Level COVID-19 Management Plan


23-24 Calendar


DART School Administrative Office
Located at Kenton School
7528 N Fenwick
Portland OR 97217
Phone: (503) 916-6457
Fax: (503) 916-2762

Max Whitehouse
Jamie Makara
Assistant Principal
Colleen Faherty
Senior Administrative Secretary 1
503-916-6101 - Cell: 971-235-8981
Peggy Jensen
Administrative Secretary
Record Requests
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