COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:
We are open in-person to all grades as of February 2021! We have been safely operating our Preschool and Kindergarten programs since September 2020. We are extremely fortunate to have the facilities, resources, and amazing teachers to maintain our core values and a sense of normalcy for students while mitigating risk to our community. Daily virtual tours available! Learn More
- Academicsgrade A
- Diversitygrade A+
- Teachersgrade A
For our children, a world of possibilities awaits. If we are to send them out to explore beyond the bounds of our neighborhoods, we must prepare them for the journey.
For over 30 years, The International School has been helping to guide and prepare today’s generation of explorers for the challenges of tomorrow.
*We’re the only school in the U.S. to provide full immersion in Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish under one roof.
*We were Portland's first International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) school, which promotes strategic thinking skills and hands-on engagement, rather than memorization and passive learning. This instills a true love of learning within children, and equips them to pursue knowledge throughout life.
Our small classes and international faculty provide a warm, multicultural environment that engages students in academics and the arts. We educate approximately 400 students in preschool through 5th grade.
Language Immersion at The International School
The International School is the only school in the United States to offer full-immersion programs in Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese under one roof. Students spend at least 80% of their day immersed in their target language, compared to 50% or less at most other immersion programs.
- African American2.5%
- Native American0.5%
- Pacific Islander0.5%
- Offers Full WeekYes
- Offers Part WeekYes
- Offers Full DayYes
- Offers Part DayYes
Living in the Area
- Cost of Livinggrade D+
- Good for Familiesgrade A minus
- Housinggrade C minus