• Enrollment Process at MLC

    Metropolitan Learning Center is an alternative school that is an option for all students in the Portland Metro area. Our school is the best fit for self-directed students seeking a small, inclusive school environment that includes cross-age Kx12 experiences and experiential learning. MLC does not have a neighborhood boundary and enrolls students through a lottery process. Students may apply from other Districts as well. If you have not yet, we strongly encourage you to explore your neighborhood program prior to submitting an enrollment application for MLC.


    MLC Kx5 Enrollment

    If applying for grades K-5:

    We have 24 slots for kindergarten and 2 slots for 1st grade. Other grades may have openings depending on attrition. We will build a waitlist for all other grade levels. 

    • Attend an MLC Information Session.  Dates and Times TBD.
    • Complete the  PPS Choice Application.  Contact PPS Enrollment and Transfer Department for details.
    • Complete the MLC Application.


    MLC MS and HS Enrollment

    If applying for grades 6-12:

    • Attend an MLC Information Session.  Dates and Times TBD.
    • If interested, inquire about shadow opportunities.
    • Complete the School Mint Application AND the MLC Application. Contact PPS Enrollment and Transfer Department for details.


    The Enrollment and Transfer Center can be reached at 503-916-3205. You can also contact Jeanette Scantling at jscantling@pps.net for more information about MLC's program.

    Parking: Visitors are welcome to park on the school blacktop or in the staff parking lot during the visitor programs (Glisan Street entry). Lots will close at the conclusion of the program. On-street parking is an option but most spaces near the school will require a “Zone M” pass until 7 pm. 

    503-916-5737 Main Office Registrar