Grade levels: 6-8
High School: Franklin High School
Elementary Schools: Atkinson Elementary School, Glencoe Elementary School, Richmond Elementary School
About the school
Mount Tabor Middle School sets a high bar for its students. Faculty work hard to build relationships so that all students feel connected, recognized and supported.
Our school houses the district’s Japanese Immersion Program for grades 6-8, a growing Spanish Immersion Program and a neighborhood middle school. Mt. Tabor provides extra services through a Support Education Program and Columbia Regional Deaf & Hard of Hearing Program.
Mt. Tabor strives to balance rich, historic traditions while creating new customs that reflect Portland’s ever-changing neighborhoods. This is our motto: Strong Community, Strong Results.
Sixth-graders benefit from strong teacher-student relationships. The school counselor connects with students early to support the middle school transition.
In sixth grade, language arts (or language immersion) classes are paired with social studies classes. This keeps students together — creating small communities of learners that ease the move to middle school and foster innovative teaching.
Teachers work closely with staff and special needs students and families to support students through promotion to ninth grade.
Engagement for learning
Mt. Tabor responds to students’ academic needs with support and enrichment, including:
Battle of the Books, National Geographic Geography Bee, Scripps Spelling Bee
Art, Band, Spanish, Health, Physical Education, Yearbook and Project Green,
Advanced Math Placement and On-site High School-level Geometry
Year-end portfolio conference where students demonstrate academic growth
Leadership opportunities: Student Council, Peer Helpers, Peer Mediators, Student Support Groups, School Ambassadors
Mt. Tabor SUN coordinates youth sports programs, including volleyball and basketball teams. Other activities include Skate Club, fencing, knitting and crafts, drama, model airplanes, chess, cross country, and the before-school Jazz Program.
Students help organize school dances, Spirit Week, Run for the Arts, Project Second Wind, Oregon Writing Festival and the Peace Prize
Before-school supervision program (funded by the Mt. Tabor Middle School Foundation)
Performance and visual arts
Jazz Program (before-school SUN program)
Drama/school play (after-school through SUN program)
Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) with Portland Parks & Recreation
Portland Schools Foundation
City of Portland, Environmental Services
Friends of Mt. Tabor Park
Oya No Kai
Mt. Tabor Middle School Foundation
Mt. Tabor PTA
Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington
What is Mt. Tabor Middle School?
A Tradition of Academic Excellence
Goal Setting & Organizational Skills
Outstanding Professional Staff
Healthy Social/Emotional Growth
Positive Character Development
Experts in Adolescent Development