• Enrollment Process at MLC for 2022-23

    Metropolitan Learning Center is an alternative, focus option school open to all students in the Portland Metro area. Our school is the best fit for self-directed, motivated 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. 


    MLC MS and HS Enrollment

    If applying for grades 6-12:

    • The window for lottery window for 6-12th grade applications has now closed.  Students may still submit a petition via school mint.


    MLC Kx5 Enrollment

    If applying for grades K-5:

    2022-23 Transfer cycle commences in February 2022.  We have 24 lottery slots for our kindergarten class.  Other grades may have openings closer to year end depending on attrition.

    All K-5 applications that are not successful during the lottery will be automatically placed on our waitlist. 

    • Attend a virtual MLC Information Session. 
      • Dates and Times TBD.
    • Complete the School Mint Application Contact PPS Enrollment and Transfer Department for details.
    • Attend an Open House - further details will be released subject to PPS safety guidelines.



    The Enrollment and Transfer Center can be reached at 503-916-3205.


    503-916-5737 Main Office / Registrar