• Enrollment Process at MLC

    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

    The lottery for students applying for grades 6-12 for the 2024-2025 school year will be open from November 15, 2023 through December 15, 2023. That application can be found here when it is made available by the Enrollment and Transfer department. 

    Students who would like to transfer schools for the current school year fill out a Hardship Petition which can be found here. These petitions are regularly reviewed by the enrollment team. If room is or becomes available, the school will reach out to the family about next steps.

    MLC Kx5 Enrollment

    If applying for grades K-5:

    The 2024-25 Transfer cycle commences in February 2024.  We have 24 lottery slots for our kindergarten class.  Other grades may have openings depending on attrition.

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

    • Complete the http://pps.net/schoolchoice . 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