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.
Welcome to The International School. For almost three decades, we’ve been helping to guide and prepare today’s generation of explorers for the challenges of tomorrow. We’re the only school in the United States to provide a true immersion experience in Chinese, Japanese, or Spanish under one roof. At least 80% of the school day is spent immersed within these vibrant languages and cultures.
We were Portland's first International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) elementary 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 420 students in preschool through 5th grade.