• About Us

    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.

    Personalized learning

    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


    Student activities

    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)
    School band
    Drama/school play (after-school through SUN program)


    Community partnerships

    Schools Uniting Neighborhoods (SUN) with Portland Parks & Recreation
    Portland Nursery
    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