"Columbia Christian Schools offers a safe, encouraging, affordable education."
Students enrolled 270
Hours 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Transportation options Yes
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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413 NE 91st Ave
Portland, OR 97220

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(503) 252-8577
(503) 252-2108
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4 stars
Based on 16 ratings

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October 22, 2014
I have been a parent of a CCS student for almost 4 years. My child is getting a great education and is excelling in both math and reading (compared to other kids the same age across the country). The administration is caring and professional at the same time. The teachers are supportive and eager to help their students learn. The class sizes are small, but there are many grades that are filled to capacity. I enjoy friendships with other parents and the staff all know who my child is (I love that!). Students who graduate from Columbia go on to many different colleges across the country as well as a variety of successful careers. I am looking forward to all of the things my child will explore and learn about through the years at Columbia Christian. I am also thankful that all students have the opportunity to participate in sports, music, drama and art...especially when many schools are cutting these things from their curriculum. If you are looking for a private school that will be attentive to your child and will provide a safe, family-type atmosphere, you should check out CCS. I know that they encourage people to set up a visit anytime to see if it will be the best fit for them.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2014
This school is AWESOMMMMMMEEEE!!!!! Everyone is so helpful and amazing. The staff is so inspiring.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2014
My two boys attend Columbia Christian Schools and truly love being there. They feel safe, welcomed, encouraged, and they receive an excellent education. Honestly, it is wonderful to see that they are excited for school each day. The teachers are invested in their students, the students enjoy being around one another, the staff are always helpful and friendly, the facilities are beautiful. It is a great environment for those searching for a Christian education focused on excellence. We have also enjoyed the close relationships we've been able to build with other families in the school. That is an added bonus to the great educational and spiritual environment. We'd certainly recommend Columbia Christian to any family searching for a school home for their children!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2014
Columbia Christian is a growing Christian community that seeks to empower students to pursue excellence in faith, character and academics. The 12 acre campus is beautiful and welcoming - a place to call home. Columbia Christian is fully accredited through the Northwest Association of Accredited Schools (a division of AdvancED) and the Association of Christian Schools International. Administration, faculty, and staff are caring and committed to student success! Columbia Christian is dedicated to its mission - to empower students to become disciples of Jesus Christ!

- submitted by a community member
June 25, 2014
My 3 children attend Columbia and love it. The smaller classroom size makes sure they get the attention needed. My daughter struggled with math but because of the great teachers she is on track. We love that the school offers choir, band, drama and art. My children are receiving a well rounded education.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Columbia Christian Schools I have been involved with Columbia Christian for over 20 years. I sent my two children here since 1st grade and both graduated from Columbia. I have had 3 grandchildren that have or are attending Columbia and one son-in-law that graduated from Columbia. The Administrators are TOP! Our staff and faculty care about each student here. One-on One time is always available. We are a family here. Our secondary students meet together with elementary students every Friday for a prayer or just to talk about what is happening in their lives, etc. They also sit with them once a month in a joint chapel. We care about each other. Our ASB is great! We encourage our parents to truly get involved in our school. We welcome students that my want to come to shadow a day with a student to see first hand what Columbia is like. We are always ready to answer any questions you may have about the school We have been here since 1947 and God has blessed our school abundantly with purchasing the ex Cascade College campus so we can grow. Academics and Athletics are above other schools. Come check us out.

- submitted by a teacher
February 09, 2014
This is the second year that my son has been at Columbia Christian and I can't say enough good things about this school! It is evident that the staff members truly care for the children - it shows in the way they instruct them and nurture their growth. There are ample opportunities for the kids to experience the arts, athletics and technology. The location is convenient and the price is affordable. I take comfort in the fact that my children can be part of a safe community where they are gaining life skills in a positive environment. I recommend Columbia Christian to any families who value faith, character and academics!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2013
My kids have been at this school for two years. I love it. The schlock l is growing, but not too much. I've never felt like I was treated differently than those that attend a church affiliated with the school. In fact, the school isn't technically affiliated with any church. We don't even have a church we attend regularly and I've never been treated differently or felt like I or my children were treated differently. I am so thankful we found this school. The teachers and principal are so caring and available whenever you need them

- submitted by a parent
September 03, 2013
There are many more schools that offer a good environment.First if you don't go to the church that is associated with the school then you get treated different. Also they have been known to kick a student out of high school when they were within a month of finishing the year, over nothing. The teachers lie and aren't as nice as expected. The reason the school hasn't grown through all of the years it has been open is because of the many inappropriate things that the teachers and principle get away with doing. I am speaking from my own experience there many years ago and then sending my sons. So everything that is advertized is not the truth. Teachers also don't have appropriate college background to teach.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2012
My daughter transferred here from another private "Christian" school at which she was bullied, sexually harassed, unchallenged and in an overfull classroom. I have been exceedingly impressed since transferring her to Columbia Christian. Everything from the small classes, kind and thoughtful teachers, accessible administration, flexibility of the curriculum (she is in advanced math), quality of the field trips and real-life assignments and emphasis on academic excellence sets Columbia apart from other schools. Their tuition is also more reasonable than most. But the thing I love best about Columbia is that "Christian" isn't just part of their title, it's part of their DNA. My daughter has grown spiritually by leaps and bounds.

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- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
My daughter is a junior and just loves it at CCS. She loves the teachers, the extracurricular classes (i.e. Drama, Choir, YearBook, etc) and the friendships she's made.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2006
My children graduated from Columbia Christian and I loved them. Communication with the parents was top notch There is a balance between love, attention and discipline. They have the ability to create a community of acceptance yet foster kids to be independent. The Principal is a man of high moral, honor and true passion for children as does the school counselor. Sure there were small issues but they always listened to me and responded. The graduations are intimate, personalized affairs with a huge percentage of kids going onto college.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2006
The standard of education at Columbia is superior to most schools. Learning processes incorporate small groups, individual, presentations or sharing of work and research.General music is taught and art I believe is dependent on the regular teacher in the elementary portion. Many parents are actively involved as lives and committments permit. What stands out in this school is that all teachers (in my experience) principal love their students and are willing to go above and beyond the call to see that every student succeeds. There is a more conservative Christian oriented view in this school and girls participate in worship in gender specific ways. On the other hand, persons of a more liberal stance are welcomed, heard, and where possible action taken. This is an excellent school and for responsible parents who practice their views and faith about inclusion, worship practices pose no problem; chapel constitutes a small portion of the day.

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2004
Your child gets to join a community of learners with a great atmosphere of belonging. The teachers go out of their way to help you learn. With class size at less than 25, your student gets the attention he or she needs to get a question answered. The curriculum is based on Christian principles. You can also apply for financial aid if you are in need. This is a place that cares about each student.

- submitted by a parent
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Columbia Christian Schools
413 NE 91st Ave, Portland, OR  97220
(503) 252-8577
Last modified Columbia Christian Schools is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Columbia Christian Schools Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 16 reviews. Top