Chapman School has a long tradition of excellence. Throughout the years Chapman has been recognized for its outstanding programs. Chapman received an "Outstanding" rating on the 2008-2009 Oregon state report card.

    Chapman Elementary, housing grades K-5, was built in 1923 and features a beautiful auditorium with a balcony. The world's largest population of Vaux's Swifts makes its home in the Chapman chimney every year in late August and early September. Chapman Elementary is located at the top of Wallace Park, at 1445 NW 26th Ave.  

    Chapman is a neighborhood school serving approximately 500 students from kindergarten through fifth grade.

    The entire school community benefits from a diverse student population, with children from many ethnic and economic backgrounds. Chapman’s English Language Learner program serves students speaking many different languages including: Spanish, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Thai, Farsi, Arabic, Japanese, Russian, Vietnamese, Italian, Portugese & French.


    Chapman Elementary School (K-5)                                                          

    Pamela Van Der Wolf, Principal pvanderw@pps.net                

    Gabriel Corona, Assistant Principal gcorona@pps.net          

    1445 NW 26th Ave                                                                                   

    Portland OR 97210                                                                           


    Attendance Message Line: 503-916-3619     

    Please use this number for any call regarding your child missing school. When leaving a message, leave your child's name, teacher's name, and reason for the absence.                      


    Early Entry Information
    For more information please contact Portland Public Schools Talented and Gifted Department at 503-916-3358, or visit the PPS website here.