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PK-6
Private
Portland, OR
Students enrolled: 150
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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2730 Northwest Vaughn Street
Portland, OR 97210

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(503) 223-9099
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October 27, 2014
I worked at this school and it was terrible. When anyone writes a bad review they automatically take it down.

- submitted by a teacher
April 14, 2014
Our son has gone to CLASS Academy for grades 3-5. Kids are generally grouped by age and move around for math. My son's classes had fantastic student to teacher ratios of <12:1. With the small class sizes, each child gets a good amount of teacher attention. Teachers are patient and diligent in coaching appropriate behavior. They work closely with parents on any issues and are happy to set up regular communication with parents. The school focuses on building solid fundamentals - reading, writing, and math. In addition, there is a focus on public speaking and presentations at an early age - something I wish I had as a kid. Mr. Dabbs, the art teacher is fantastic and the kids bring home amazing work, as well as contributing wonderful keepsakes for the annual silent auction. Awesome annual school musicals. The school grounds are small, but the teachers leverage the surrounding community with field trips to the neighborhood parks, community center, library and further with field trips and ice skating, swimming, and tennis lessons throughout the year. We really appreciate our time at CLASS Academy and the excellent curriculum that the teachers, Ms. Dodge, and Ms. Cantlon have created.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
Academically oriented, truly spectacular school. I especially appreciate the well organized homework system, open communication about the children's progress. The parents are kept informed and involved in the activities and in fact greatly encouraged. A well-rounded education system in a fun-filled environment that kids look forward to going to.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Class Academy is a strong school that not only focuses on academics but also on helping its students become caring and productive citizens. Our child thrives in this school and never wants to leave when it is time to go home. The staff is 100% supportive of all the kids and they know everyone by name as well as their families. The classes are blended and it is not uncommon for students to move up to a diffferent class throughout the year as their academic and social skills advance. The classrooom size is amazing, my child's class has 13 students, and is a key to the school's success. My only worry, what to do after 8th grade!

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
We have been incredibly happy with CLASS Academy for all of our children, each of whom has benefited in very different ways. For our oldest, CLASS has given him exactly the consistent structure he needs and the small class sizes have enabled him to catch up in all the agrees in which he was lagging. Our daughter has thrived in the mixed-age, ability-grouped classrooms and is academically performing far above her chronological age. We have been happy that so many teachers have stayed at the school for many years and are clearly devoted to the students and the school as a whole. My only hesitation is wondering if the preschool classrooms could incorporate more play-based learning, though my kids who've done preschool there have loved it.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
CLASS Academy is the most wonderful school! My daughter has been there since a week after she turned three years old. She's has skipped a grade already and is doing 4th grade work. They have half the class size of a public school and DESIGN THE CURRICULUM AROUND THE LEVEL OF THE STUDENTS IN THE CLASS! The teachers and staff are so kind and caring. They offer wonderful opportunities to all students like swimming and ice skating lessons for a week each as well as trips to the zoo, and the theater to all, and Outdoor school, pioneer museum. OMSI and Children's museum to age appropriate levels. The older kids get Smart boards, IT classes daily and alternating days of Spanish and music. Every day all kids get art with a designated art teacher and science. Included in the price is before and after school care, and the school operates year round, while still offering significant spring, early summer summer and pre-fall breaks. I intend to keep my child there through 8th grade where I know she will be well prepared for high school and beyond! CLASS Academy has been such a blessing for our family.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2013
My son has been going to this school since this August and absolutely loves it. The teachers and the staff are incredible! The teaching methods and the quality of education is awesome. Students get a lot of one-one attention from their teachers. I have been recommending this school to many of my friends since my son started at this school. We are very glad we found this school.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Our son has been going to this school for the last 5 months and he absolutely loves it. Their teach methods generate real interest and enthusiasm in our son. The teaches give students individual attention and are also great at imparting good social and behavioral skills. Their volunteering program as well as regular updates via their blog or notes sent home keeps as us parents in the know of all the activities at school.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Love this school. I put both my boys here because the school was academic oriented. Teachers make sure the kids are independent and disciplined. I would have rated this school with 5 stars only if it had a bigger playground.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
It's a great school with good teachers and the curriculum is excellent too. Just wish it had a bigger playground.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2013
We have been so happy at Class Academy for the last four years. We love the the small class sizes, incredibly dedicated teachers, total inclusion policy, and cheerful well-organized programs. Our two sons, different as could be, both blossomed here in their own particular ways. We are grateful for the school's ability and determination to see the unique strengths of each child, and build on those, instead of trying to make each kid as much like the average as they can. The year-round program is wonderful, and the approach and curriculum is very different over the summer but the kids stay engaged and close to their peers and never drift into a summertime funk. This school might not be the right fit for every family (or every teacher apparently) but it has been great for us and for the many families we know that keep their kids there all the way through.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2013
I worked on and off at CLASS for about 5+ years. I believe in the curriculum at CLASS and the freedom it allows its teachers. The curriculum is given to the teacher as a curriculum map and the teachers are able to put their own ideas into it. The new principal is amazingly organized and prepared. She listens to her teachers needs and tries to work with them so they feel supported. The new principal gives the teachers freedom to speak with the administration about other ideas they may have to add and / or replace within the curriculum map. I will not lie and say that's easy but it s what allows the teachers to enjoy their work. Teachers at CLASS are given some prep time but of course every teacher in every community would like more. If I felt I needed more time for lessons my team teachers worked with me, if I needed a bit of extra time to prepare for something I would discuss it with the administration and my team so I could get supported in my goal. As for the student community, I find it to be a very welcoming and friendly environment for all kids. Teachers there work really hard to create a place where kids feel safe to be themselves and in my opinion it is accomplished!

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2013
Love what you do, and do what you love . That is the best way to describe being a teacher at CLASS. I have been a CLASS teacher for five years. In those five years, I have had the pleasure of teaching with amazing people, learning from creative minds, cooperating with devoted parents, and encouraging eager students. The community that has been created at CLASS is one of respect, unity, and fun. Our curriculum is developed based on the most effective and creative parts of multiple curriculum designs, to touch on all learning styles. The first way people describe CLASS Academy is the way a school, SHOULD, be. Advanced curriculum, small class sizes, passion for the arts, respect, and community. CLASS Academy is a great school.

- submitted by a teacher
April 18, 2013
I am confused by some of the negative comments by a former teacher. We haven t seen any teacher turnover in the school in the past year and all the teachers profess to love it there. My son has been at CLASS Academy for a year now and we chose it for the curriculum. At three years old, my son is reading and doing math problems and he is so proud of himself. Kindergarteners are doing geometry. They have a very structured program which we appreciate but the after-school program allows for free play and other activities. The kids wear uniforms and are rewarded for helping out and mentoring other kids. Public speaking is part of the curriculum as well. CLASS Academy has a very diverse student body and a high number of Indian-American children.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2013
My older daughter has been at CLASS for 5 years and my younger one for 2 years. They both have had a wonderful experience with the teachers they have had over the years. As a parent I really think that the teachers at CLASS do an amazing job with the students in educating them and having fun at the same time. They do have a limited playing space but make up in many ways by taking the kids Ice skating in winter, swimming in spring and to the park (almost everyday) during the summer.T

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
My daughter has been at Class Academy for almost four years now. We moved her there because we felt she needed a small classroom size and more attention from her teachers. Class Academy has proved to be all we had hoped for. They are able to tailor her work to her level of academic achievement while still keeping her in a classroom of her peers. Her nightly homework keeps me up to date on her progress and her teachers and the school principal have always made themselves available to provide me with progress reports and to discuss concerns. I love it that they go outside daily for exercise in addition to visiting nearby gym for basket ball, volleyball and other games. All in all, she is receiving an outstanding education in an environment where she feels safe and well care for.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2012
My kids have been at Class Academy for four years. It has been a life changing place for both of them. The school encourages independence, creative thought and kindness. Every teachers knows each and every student, and there is a real community feel to the school. Rather than sitting at a desk all day, movement and activity is incorporated into learning at all age levels. Older kids mentor pre-K kids, and every child is truly included at Class. The year round program sounds very rigorous, but the teachers make summer a time of fun and review so kids aren't burned out when they start new material in September. I can't say enough good things about our school!

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2012
There is a comment by the "principal" - whom was hired in the last few years- as a teacher there- she was not truthful about staff having "competitive wages and are on salary". Everyone gets a different payment and I was on a hourly payment. I was also only given one hour of prep per week. Teachers are treated very differently depending on how the owner or principal feel that day. Working there was the worst work experience I have ever had- chaotic, negative..etc. I work at a school now that is amazing- there are much better choices for schools out there!

- submitted by a teacher
November 17, 2011
I was a teacher at CLASS for two years, and I found it to be a very negative experience. The Principal runs the school like a business with complete disregard for the educational experience of the teachers and the students. Teachers are not evaluated based on their teaching skills or effort, but rather on their personal relationship with the principal at that given moment. The learning environment is chaotic for the teachers and the students for many reasons, but mostly because the daily schedule of curriculum is inconsistent and fragmented. The year that I left the school, a third of the staff quit. I think that this says quite a bit about the quality of the educational environment.

- submitted by a community member
October 26, 2011
My daughter has been attending Class Academy for over six years and it has been a wonderful environment for her. Although the school bills itself as having an "advanced" curriculum, the thing that really makes the school stand out is the way they teach. Instead of reading textbooks and taking numerous tests, the students are immersed in projects that make learning fun. Some examples are building a r model of the Great Wall of China inside their classroom, churning their own butter, conducting pretend archaeological digs, re-enacting pioneer life, etc. Students also learn public speaking at an early age and by middle school can give very effective presentations. They also have art instruction every day, receive personal attention in small classes, and are taught to be respectful and kind to their teachers and peers. In our experience most of the teachers have been outstanding and some are just "okay," but you'll find that in any school. Many of them have been on staff for five years or more. The only downsides to the school are the small outside play area for the kids and no electives for the older students. The school is probably best for 4-10 year olds.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2011
Pretty sad when one of the school's administrators has to respond to the less than positive concerns shared by former parents and teachers to try and set the record straight. Also, gives the school an opportunity to have that administrator give the school five stars. Their feedback should be weighted as less important because they are a current administrator. Feedback from those who have experienced the school, either positively or negatively, should be weighted more. Those who have shared their concerns have some very valid insights. Our personal association with the school was not positive at all for either of our children. I would never recommend the school to anyone. There are so many more schooling options in the Portland area that provide a much more positive and nurturing environment. A different top administrator at the school is what needs to change, the owner. It is a for profit school so remember that when looking at it as a potential place for your child(ren). The "owner" makes a lot of money while the staff live on low salaries. Or, the "owner" begs for parents to contribute money for school repairs, painting, and the bonuses that the staff receive.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2011
I used to teach at Class Academy and I must agree with the parent who commented on March 7th. The teachers leave after one or two years because they have promised two years when they are hired. However, they are extremely underpaid for the amount of work they do, with very little, to no prep time for their classes. I know the teachers really care about their students and their academic success, but it is an unhealthy environment for such young children who need time to play and be imaginative. As teachers, we would often have to fight with the principal for outdoor time for our kids. I now have a nine year-old daughter and though I was impressed that the young children learn reading and mathematics at an earlier age than the average child, I would never send my daughter there.

- submitted by a teacher
March 17, 2011
I am a grandparent, and retired teacher whose two grandchildren attend Class Academy. I follow their progress in school and find this school to be excellent. The teachers are responsive to each child, are organized, and have an excellent curriculum. Students get much individual attention due to the low teacher student ratio and the curriculum is age appropriate. The principal is experienced and knows what she is doing. Children have exposure to art, science, language arts, physical education, music, and math at a young age and my grandchildren are learning many new and exciting things every single day.

- submitted by a community member
March 06, 2011
My 2 children ages 7 and 9 have been at Class Academy for 2 years now. Although it is not easy for me to pay for 2 children to attend the school I would sooner sell my home than pull them from this school!! The academics are great and although they go about things in a different way then most schools I consider that a blessing. My older son attended one of the higher rated public schools in the Portland area and Class is SOOO much better than what we experienced there. 30 kids in a 2nd grade class is a joke! I loved his teacher there but what can 1 person do when trying to teach 30 kids!!?? The people who bash this school are entitled to their opinion but I must disagree with alot of what is said. Yes the principal is strong, but thank goodness for it. My children get so much more individual attention due to the small class sizes. They promote public speaking, creativity, and the normal studies that any school would teach. If you want your child to be a good test taker send your child to public school. If you want a child that knows how to think critically and be well rounded then consider Class Academy. Our children and family are better for it.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2011
After almost a year at Class Academy we pulled out. The principal is micromanaging every process at the school. If you don't have a really good feeling of her when visiting the school - don't enroll! Collective punishment is used when disciplining, but the management refuse that it takes place. But it does... An example: a teacher asks a group of students to look at the ceiling - if one student refuses, all the students are asked to pick up paper or clips from the floor. Also, several reward systems are based on group behavior rather than individual behavior. When a school accepts children with behavioral issues these methods of collective punishment and rewards can back flip and create tensions between the students. The school doesn t nurture or appreciate any feed back or communication. No parent-teacher conferences are scheduled during the school year. The principal wants to sit in on all parent-teacher meetings why conferences aren t appreciated.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
This school, if you can call it that, is nothing more than a glorified daycare. Maybe back when the school was founded, they had a real vision for making a difference in children lives, but that was lost when the founder/principal started to chase money instead of doing what is right. She is not open to feedback, the staff is not dedicated, evident by the high turnover. They do not listen to anything from the parents, and tell the parent how to be a parent, which is not the roll of a school. The staff approach to most issues is for the parent to conform or leave. If a student is outside of normal, the school does little to assist. They lack discipline and do not address known behavioral issues at the school. As a whole, they do not accel above grade level. If you want a daycare, you might consider this place, if you want an education for your child, find somewhere that is really concerned about your child. And I do find it funny that teachers are claiming how great the school is after honest reviews from parents, the one that have nothing to gain if you dont choose class academy.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2010
I have been a teacher at CLASS Academy for the past 7 years. I hold a Bachelor's degree in History and Art History and a Master's degree in Elementary and Middle School Education. I currently teach the 6-8th grade curriculum at our school. The ages in my class range from 9-12 years of age. I am very fortunate as a teacher at CLASS to be able to work with such incredible students and families. My students ARE several years advanced in their curriculum instruction. They consistently score in the 95th-99th percentile when taking such tests as the SSAT and have been invited to exclusive summer camps held by John Hopkins University due to these scores. As an educator at our school I am fortunate to work with small class sizes of approximately 15 students, provide a hands on and creative approach to teaching that aligns with both State and National Standards, and to continually encourage my students to think critically in their studies. I also enjoy providing them with opportunities to fund raise and help in their community.

- submitted by a teacher
November 28, 2010
We recently removed our children from Class Academy for a variety of reasons. The main reason, however, is that as a parent you either like the school or you greatly DISLIKE the school. Per a recent review of the school, how can a student be completing the 8th grade at the age of ten when the school only goes to the 7th grade and a ten year old should be in the 5th grade - hmmm? Class Academy spends a lot of time convincing parents that their student(s) is/are academically advanced, but reality is that when they go to any other school, including a public school, they will be properly tested and shown to be either at grade level or one to two years BEHIND! We are pleased to have moved on. Select this school only after very careful observation. Most parents keep their children at Class Academy because they need the childcare since the school offers an extended day before and after school.

- submitted by a parent
November 22, 2010
My child,10 yrs, has been at this school since PK and is now finishing the 8th grade. The school lives up to the reputation of advanced scores and placements for students. It has been one the best experiences for my child academically and socially. The staff is supportive, caring and dedicated which inspires students to perform at a higher level. We are extremely fortunate that the core staff remain at the school for long periods, create continuity and set high standards for achievement. The students here are polite, thoughtful and intellectually curious. Children are challenged on daily basis to think about logic, cause and effect and how any learning is applied in the real world. They participate in volunteer efforts, meet the community and understand that they are citizens of the world. I appreciate that diversity is celebrated. I remember when my child came home showing off yoga poses learned between class breaks which re-energized bodies and mind to focus. Many schools can teach the basics however Class Academy sparks the passion for learning for lifetime. There is so much a child needs beyond the ABCs and that is why I know every year spent at Class Academy is priceless.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2010
Some of the teachers at this school are wonderful; some are not. You find that anywhere. What you also find at this school is a principal lacking flexibility to work with students with special needs. The principal is unwilling to work with families that question anything in "her school" and unlike public school, you can either take it or leave it. The school is not required to give your child an appropriate education, even though you pay for it. If you've got a great kid that fits the mold, you may enjoy this school. If you've got a great kid that doesn't fit the mold, suggest you look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Our son has been at Class Academy for 3 years, and we have found that there s nothing quite like it in Portland. From our first meeting with the principal, we saw something different about Class Academy and its vision to perceive and tap the potential in all kinds of kids with all kinds of gifts and needs. As we continued with Class it became more, more and apparent that a foundation for lifelong learning was being laid deeply. It has been a privilege to experience Class Academy's unique teaching and care, and we are so grateful for the time our son has had there. His progress has been amazing thanks to a corps of committed and innovative teachers and staff. His teachers have excelled in addressing and respecting his individual needs while encouraging him to persevere, It has been a rich experience for him academically and socially.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2010
As a teacher, I couldn't ask for a better place to teach. An abundance of resources, teaching teams for collaboration, and low student to teacher ratios allows me to focus on the needs of my students. I work with a talented group of teachers, many of whom hold masters degrees, who care deeply about educating children. What I love most about CLASS is the community that a small school creates. I know every one of my students' parents by name. The parents are involved in the school and the education of their children. There are ethical obligations we adhere to as educators (FERPA) that on occasion prevent us from sharing certain details with parents. This can upset some in our close-knit community, but our first priority is protecting our students. CLASS Academy is not only a great place to teach, but in my humble opinion a great place to learn!

- submitted by a teacher
April 26, 2010
I have been a teacher at CLASS for four years and I consider the principal, staff, and students my second family. I enjoy waking up and going to work everyday to see my students. I have grown exponentially as a teacher and a person thanks to the experience I have had at CLASS Academy. I am a better teacher for the training and support I have received, and still do receive, everyday. I feel so lucky to be a teacher at CLASS Academy. I have 14 students in my 5th grade class. No two children are the same and with the small class sizes, we are able to adjust and meet the individual needs of all of our students. Education is a partnership and I work and communicate very frequently with my parents to ensure we are all doing what is best for each student.

- submitted by a teacher
March 29, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 16, 2009
My daughter has been at Class Academy for 4 years now and we think it is one of the best schools in the area. My husband and I wanted a rigorous curriculum and an environment that would instill high self-confidence into our child and the school has exceeded our expectations. The school is different from other schools in the area in the following aspects: 1. Low teacher-student ratio 2. A well-balanced curriculum that includes daily classes in Math, Science, Language Arts, History, Geography 3. For a well-rounded personality, there is a strong emphasis on public speaking, art and Gym 4. Low tuition compared to other private schools in the area We love the school and would recommend it to anyone looking for quality education.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2009
My 8 year old and 10 year old both attend Class Academy, after attending the public school system. Within 4 months of attending Class academy I started to see their attention to detail, academic passion, self confidence, social skills, and academic level improve. We live in a great school district, yet the public school lead to academic stunting and a lack of attention on social/behavioral awareness. At Class Academy my daughter and son, are in an environment that is far superior in it's provision of skill development in Math, Science, English, History and the Arts, as well as in developing self awareness, social awareness, and confidence to succeed. The children at Class Academy grow within an environment that supports respecting ones self and others, while advancing their academic, social, and emotional levels the way a Prep School should by developing young Leaders, the impact is lasting and priceless.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
We sent our then 4th grader to Class Academy mid-year after he continually expressed his unhappiness with his public school experience. He has now been there for over a year. This was our first foray into private schools and we did it partly out of desperation -- we didn't want a kid who didn't want to go to school. The decision turned out to be a very good one for us and our son. He really enjoys Class Academy. He is ahead of grade level in math. They read challenging books (just finished Call of the Wild for 5th grade level) and I have been impressed with what he has learned about government and history. No school is for every kid, but Class Academy has been a very good fit for us.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
This school is not open for feedback and can come out unfriendly. Not sure how they inculcate those qualities in their students.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2009
Our kids have been at CLASS Academy for the past 2.5 years. The teaching philosophy, teachers commitment, class size and every other aspect are as good as it gets. The schools makes the best possible use of the time with the kids . It s amazing how the kids, among all classes , respect each other and help each other. The bigger kids take good care of the smaller ones . in addition to excellent curriculum the staff put emphasis on emotional safety . The daily curriculum includes Math, Science, Reading, Art, and Physical Education and much more. The staff in Class Academy is an amazing staff , they are all doing excellent job with the kids . When we drop our kids in the morning we are sure that this is the best place for them.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
My son has been at CLASS Academy for almost a year, and if I could have started a school myself to fit the needs of all children on an individual basis, I would be hard pressed to do a more effective job than the staff at our school! My son feels supported and confident in all areas of learning because each child's learning style is respected and focused on daily. As the parent of a child who has had developmental issues (communication, social, and academic) and has made tremendous strides in overcoming these challenges, Class Academy is a wonderful place for us as a team to complete his development into the childhood learner and friend he is meant to be--curious, fulfilled, hardworking, and so proud of himself. I go to sleep every night knowing we made the best decision sending him to Class Academy!!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2009
On our son's birthday we asked him to share highlights with us from his year. Without hesitation he replied, ' Changing schools to CLASS Academy was the best thing I did.' It is an understatement to say that he has blossomed since we made the transfer. The academics are an automatic and they definitely teach to all learning styles. More importantly we have seen dramatic changes in our son's self-confidence, his curiosity and love of learning, his motivation and self-reliance, and... in his smile. The team of staff members keep him challenged but also help him to feel a great deal of mastery. He feels safe. He feels valued. He feels like he can accomplish anything he puts his mind to. Our only regret is that we waited as long as we did to search for a school that would awaken our son's passion for life the way CLASS has.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
My daughter went to this school for 5 years and there is no better school for academics, fun loving and disciplined place at an affordable price than this one. I am not sure what made the other parent write prinicipal uses this school to make money but the budget in which shool runs is very tight and i know how much of personal money principal has put into the school to run when they have to pay double rent due to commitments in their old place. My daughter left the school couple of years back but even yesterday she remembered something that she learnt in this school 4 years back while doing her home work. Principal is very dedicated to the school. Most teachers are very kind and caring. My daughter learnt public speaking at the age 7 thanks to this school. They teach fundamentals well.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 02, 2008
We transferred our 4th grader here after months of hearing him tell us that he hated school and did not want to go. We took a risk and pulled him mi-year and enrolled him at Class Academy. We could not be more pleased. He loves waking up and going to school every day. He comes home excited to talk about his school work. He is learning more than his peers in public school. We have only been there for 3 months, and do not know the staff well, but we are very impressed with the enthusiasm anc commitment of all of them.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
There is nothing to say about this school that's not absolutely phenomenal. My daughter has been going to the Class Academy for many years - her academinc and emotional excellence is a direct result of her attendance there. I have referred several families to the school and they could not be more pleased. Three words are continually emphasized at Class Academy 'Respect' 'Safety' and 'Fun' That's all the principle and leadership most children need. This is hands-down, the best school in Portland.

- submitted by a parent
April 08, 2007
This is a great school, great overall value for resonable cost

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
This is a phenomenal school. I transferred my child to the school after she spent 3 years at Montessori and learned nothing in the Montessori setting. Within just a few months, her reading improved dramatically, as well as the other academic areas. I am not sure what the earlier post said about the principal seeing the school as a money-maker. The school operates on a shoe-string budget--how else can it be when the tuition is under 700 for class sizes of 10-15,and all before and after-care included ? I would highly recommend this school to anyone who is concerned with what their kids are learning (or not learning) in their current school.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2007
This school is great for pre-school, but after having my child in for several years I have been disappointed by the lack of comment to children that do not fit the mold that the school wants. The promise of individual attention to students is false. If there is a problem they have a real issue with follow through. The owner and founder of the school is difficult and sees this school as a money maker not foundation that helps children exceed.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2006
Not practical approach to education. Lots of repetition in academic programs.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
October 09, 2006
Although my son has only been a student at Class Academy for a little over a year, we couldn't be more pleased with the quality of education he is receiving. He has made serious academic advancements in a very short period of time, in an environment that is supportive and uses a variety of methods to appeal to every learning style.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2006
This is a wonderful school with small class sizes, committed and caring teachers, a strong academic curriculum that also includes art and PE every day, and a program that includes before and after care included in the already affordable tuition. My child has been attending there for a year and has shown significant growth both academically and socially. I highly recommend Class Academy.

- submitted by a parent
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Class Academy
2730 Northwest Vaughn Street, Portland, OR  97210
(503) 223-9099
Last modified Class Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-6
Class Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 51 reviews. Top