DESIGN

Can Mobile Apps Be Art?

One pioneering PCC course thinks so.

12/31/2015 By Marty Patail

EDUCATION

Is This The Perfect College For the 21st Century?

The Indiegogo-funded Wayfinding Academy will focus on honing real-world skills rather than fulfilling prerequisites.

12/21/2015 By Keegan Clements-Housser

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Game-Changing Project: Right Brain Initiative

Demonstrating the need for art in the classroom, every day

10/20/2015 By Ramona DeNies

LIGHT A FIRE 2015

Extraordinary Executive Director: Andrew Mason of Open School

Redefining education for Portland's at-risk students

10/20/2015 By Allison Jones

BUDGET SMARTS

Get Smarter For Cheap at Portland’s Underground Grad School

A new DIY school offers Portlanders a deep-dive on academic subjects at bargain prices.

03/04/2015 By Fiona McCann

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Ranking Portland's Best Schools

We compare 596 public and private schools around the Portland metro area to see how your child's education measures up.

01/28/2015 Edited by Zach Dundas, Ramona DeNies, and Marty Patail

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Making a Case for Shop Class in the Twenty-First Century

Dan Ryan—CEO at All Hands Raised, the independent fundraising group for the city’s public education—talks vocational training for the real world.

01/27/2015 By Zach Dundas

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

Academic Success, Hunger Games-Style?

Trackers Earth, a radical homeschool program, teaches archery, blacksmithing, and survival with an "unschooling" philosophy.

01/27/2015 By Eric Earle

TOP SCHOOLS 2015

How Hood River Students Help Run Their Super-Green School

An architectural lesson in earth science, where kids "eat their conservation vegetables before their solar cookies.”

01/27/2015 By Hannah Wallace

Article

The Portland Kitchen Cooks Up Success

A free after-school program provides underprivileged students the chance to gain vocational skills and healthy eating habits.

05/15/2014 By Nicole Cordier

FEATURE

Portland's Top Schools 2014

Our annual report card for more than 600 public and private schools in Multnomah, Clackamas, Washington, and Clark Counties.

02/03/2014 Edited by Marty Patail

INTERVIEW

Q&A: Lincoln High School's Peyton Chapman

The veteran principal on youth culture, smartphones, and her own teenage misadventure

09/03/2013 By Michael Zusman

PDX INDEX

PDX Index: School Lunches

A by-the-numbers guide to what Portland Public School students are eating.

09/03/2013 By Emily Gravlin

TROPHY CASE

Trophy Case: The Best of Portland Design & Creativity in June

June's best handmade stuff, from Bauhaus-inspired turbans to luxe woolen club covers

06/04/2013

PDX PROBLEMS

Is Summer Vacation Hurting Portland's Kids?

School performance plummets during the long, hot vacation. Why not kill it?

06/03/2013 By Zach Dundas

FEATURE

Our Schools Guide 2013

The ultimate by-the-numbers guide to our region's 596 public and private schools

01/24/2013 Edited by Marty Patail

FEATURE

What I Learned: Lessons from Portland High Schools

An anonymous survey of local high school students and teachers reveals what's really going on in today's high schools.

01/17/2013 Edited by Kasey Cordell

Features

Progress Report 2012: Our Schools

A decision about your child's schooling is one of the most important you'll ever make. It helps to be educated!

01/20/2012 Edited by Martin Patail

Private Schools Guide 2011

Pop Quiz

We've got straight-up answers to your private school FAQs.

01/20/2011 By Gretchen Holzgang, Nicole Morales, and Ali Moran

GET IN

Breathe Easy

Get a jump on getting accepted by following our month-by-month guide to the private school application process.

01/19/2011 By Georgia Perry