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School leader:  Ms. Anne Gurnee
0640 SW Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239

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(503) 244-1697
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Best known for
"We are best known for community and place-based learning."

BASIC INFORMATION

  • Before / After care
    After, Before
  • Dress policy
    None
  • Transportation
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PROGRAMS & CULTURE

  • Academic focus
    Arts (all), Science, Service learning
  • Arts
    Choir / Chorus, Creative writing, Drama, Ceramics...
  • Sports
    None
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38 reviews

Community rating

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Recent Comments


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · September 12, 2016
Very happy with SWCS and the placte-based project focused teaching methodology -- no worksheets here. Playground is small and uninspiring, but creative and energetic teachers use the nearby banks of the Willamette River and greenway, along... more

Teacher effectiveness: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · May 20, 2016
My son's teachers went way out of the way to provide quality instruction for him. One teacher took a group of students to Salem and Washington DC, much of it on her own time to ensure the highest quality experience for the students.

Amount of homework: Agree
Submitted by a parent · May 20, 2016
Homework was manageable, it of course varies with teachers as in any school. I think the reality of modern learning is there has to be some homework to keep up with the higher expectations of the common core requirements.

Develops character: Strongly agree
Submitted by a parent · May 20, 2016
SWCS does a great job teaching place based learning and creating caring and compassionate students.

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About this school

Our vision is to look beyond classroom walls. We believe that healthy communities are created by engaged, informed & compassionate citizens. Through service, integrated curriculum and experiential learning, we provide opportunities for our students to actively build relationships locally, inspiring them to become catalysts of change in a global community.

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Last modified: September 12, 2016
Last modified Southwest Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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