Private K-12 School Resources
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If you're moving to the Portland, Oregon area with your family, then you might be looking at the options for private K-12 schooling here. Check out the private school resources that we've put together below:
Association of Christian Schools International
ACSI provides a highly regarded accreditation program for secondary, elementary, and standalone and attached preschools. ACSI has partnerships with all of the U.S. regional accreditation agencies.
Council for American Private Education (CAPE)
CAPE ensures that parents have a choice in the schooling of their children.
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
NAIS is a nonprofit membership association that provides empowerment and services to more than 1,500 independent private K-12 schools in the U.S
Oregon Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS)
OFIS works to ensure that Oregon private schools are able to operate with a minimum of government influence or control so that parents can choose from a wide range of educational options for their children.
Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS)
NWAIS standards help schools develop their strengths to provide the best educational experiences for their students. Explore the NWAIS site to get an understanding of their schools' values to find the best match for your student.
Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC)/AdvancED
Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) is a division of AdvancEd, a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of PreK-12 schools, with the goal of helping schools improve.
Independent Educational Consultants Association (IECA)
An IECA member educational consultant provides counseling to help students and families choose a school, providing firsthand knowledge of hundreds of educational opportunities.
Oregon Department of Education (ODE)
Information and links to Oregon Revised Statutes (ORS) and other useful information for families considering private school education.