Astor School

School Grade Levels: K-8

5601 N. Yale St.Portland, OR 97203Ph 503-916-6244Fx 503-916-2605

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  • COBM DREAM BIGGER Mentoring Program

    Our community partner, the Coalition of Black Men, invites boys in grades 6-8 to join their DREAM BIGGER Mentoring Program.

    What: This program provides academic support, mentoring, cultural enrichment and personal development to our young men!

    When: Begins September 28th 

               Every Tuesday from 1:45 - 2:30 pm 

    Where: Room 63 (portable 3)

    How do I join?: Scan the QR code on the flyer below or visit

    Questions?: Contact

    COBM 1

    COBM 2



  • Fall 2021 School Picture Day

    Our Fall Picture Day will be Wednesday, September 29th. Please read the following IMPORTANT information:

    • School pictures will be taken in the cafeteria to allow for distance
    • Students will wear their masks as they wait their turn for their photo
    • Students will be allowed to take their masks off only for the very brief period that their photo will be taken
    • Lifetouch photographers and other adult staff will be wearing masks while in our building


    Please fill out this Google survey to let us know YES or NO for your student to wear their mask during their school picture. 

    Picture Day order forms will be sent home with our student(s) shortly. You may also order your school pictures online. Visit and enter the picture day ID for Astor: EVT4NRKKC

  • Quick Guide: Google Meet Sign-in for Students

    Need help getting on Google Meet? Click this Quick Guide to Google Meet Sign In for answers!
  • Coronavirus Resources for Families


    Portland Public Schools has set up a website to help families locate resources that they may need at this time. Go to—www.—to find resources for meals/food, childcare, mental health/safety, and health care. We’ll continue to list available resources in future Astor Connection issues.

     You can find information for enrolling at or in the announcement below.


The Astor Connection

Principal's Message

  • Dear Astor Families and University Park Community,

    I am greatly honored and excited to take on the role of Astor Principal. I’m a school leader focused on racial equity, and I’m committed to creating welcoming spaces for students and families. I strongly believe that all children deserve an exceptional education that is personalized to their individual needs while preparing them to graduate from college. For many of our students, Astor is the first step in this journey. 

    I have worked for the last 14 years in Portland Public Schools, first as a paraeducator, then as a teacher, and now as a school leader. I’ve taught throughout the district, including at SEI, Beverly Cleary, Astor, and Ockley Green. For the last four years, I was the Assistant Principal at Jason Lee. Prior to moving to Portland, I served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Fiji Islands with my wife, Miranda. I’m also an Astor parent and have two daughters who attend our school and have loved their experiences so far. I am so happy to be back in North Portland and to be joining the incredible teachers, staff, Dr. K, and all of you for the 2020-2021 school year.

    Finally, I have an open door policy; please bring concerns to me at any time. Know that I will approach every situation striving to do what is best for students and putting students first. This has been a difficult and uncertain time for our students, community and world at large. There will be challenges that face us in the coming months, but I’m confident that with your partnership and support we can provide our students with an excellent education.


    Principal Robertson




Assistant Principal's Message

  • This will be my 15th year in public education. I have taught in Portland, Estacada, and Oregon City. In Oregon City I co-created and led a successful in-house high school support program that included credit recovery, dropout prevention, and advocacy. Most recently I spent 3 years as Dean of Students at Tualatin High School, where I worked to promote restorative practices across the school and built strong partnerships with teachers and families in support of students. Over the years, my students have taught me that every student will succeed when we remove the barriers. I am passionate about culturally responsive education and building strong partnerships with students, families and community partners. I am also a long-time Portland resident, and I am so excited to be joining the wonderful Astor community!



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Astor Vision, Mission, and Community Equity Statement

  • Vision:

    Astor students will learn to be compassionate critical thinkers, able to collaborate and solve problems, and be prepared to lead a more socially just world.

    Mission Statement:

    The Mission of Astor K-8 School is to educate, inspire, challenge and empower our students to reach their highest potential. In partnership with our families and community members, we are committed to daily excellence in a kind, inclusive, and supportive environment that values equity, individuality, collaboration, and creativity. Our students strive to be compassionate, responsible, critical thinkers who bring positive changes to our world throughout their lifetimes.

    Community Equity Statement:

    We all belong at Astor. We honor diversity, celebrate differences, and seek to understand all perspectives. We strive to be an inclusive, safe, and respectful school community.

    We all belong at Astor, and together we are stronger.