K-5 School Options

K-5 Explore Your Options

K-5 Explore Your Options

  • In addition to attending their neighborhood schools, families of Portland Public Schools elementary age students have several options for their K-5 education. Below are the schools and programs that are open to PPS K-5 students. Spots in the programs are available via the annual lottery, which this year runs February 17 to March 16 (see more information).

  • Join Us On March 8!


    Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali 

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    Español | Tiếng Việt | 中文 | Русский | Soomaali 

    For those who were not able to attend the Explore Your K-5 Options event on February 18, we are offering the event again on Monday, March 8, from 6-8 p.m. 

    Zoom link for meeting

    This virtual event will provide information to families with K-5 students interested in thematic focus options, alternative and charter schools, and dual language immersion programs – and will include a general session to learn about connecting to your neighborhood school and applying for transfer, followed by two chances for deeper explorations in school breakout rooms. 

    The general session and dual language program break out rooms will be available in multiple languages, and interpretation will be available in Spanish, Vietnamese, Somali, Russian, Cantonese and Mandarin.

    Learn more about K-5 options, including additional instructions for the March 8 event, at pps.net/k-5options. The virtual meeting link will be posted by March 1.

    Please also note that the deadline for applying to most elementary school options is March 16. You can apply at pps.net/schoolchoice

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Focus Option Schools

  • Creative Science

    Constructivist K-8 with independent thinkers and problem solvers.

    Address: 1231 SE 92nd Ave.
    Website: pps.net/creativescience

    More Information

    Check out our website www.pps.net/creativescience which will have videos and information on the front page and under the Kindergarten tab.
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  • Odyssey

    A history-theme-based program that is interactive and integrated.

    Address: 1849 SW 58th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/odyssey

    More Information

    See Webpage for details about videos, information, and virtual meetings: www.pps.net/odyssey

  • Sunnyside

    Rooted in environmental education and environmental justice.

    Address: 3421 SE Salmon St.
    Website: pps.net/sunnyside

    More Information

    Sunnyside KG Info Night
    March 9 at 6:30PM

    Sunnyside Summer Connect to KG
    June 22 (day)

  • Winterhaven

    A K-8 school that focuses on science, technology and math.

    Address: 3830 SE 14th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/winterhaven

Spanish Dual Language Immersion Schools

North Portland

Northeast Portland

Southwest Portland

Southeast Portland

Chinese Dual Language Immersion Schools

Other Dual Language Immersion Schools

Other Programs, Information

  • Metropolitan Learning Center

    K-12 alternative school featuring student-centered education

    Address: 2033 NW Glisan St.
    Website: pps.net/mlc

  • ACCESS Academy

    Accelerated program for highly gifted students

    Vestal (grades 1-5), 161 NE 82nd Ave.
    Lane (6-8), 7200 SE 60th Ave.
    Website: pps.net/access