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

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(503) 244-1697
(503) 244-1709
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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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47 reviews

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Recent Reviews


Overall:
Submitted by a parent · October 20, 2016
My child is thriving at SWCS! He transferred here from a poor situation of bullying, belittling by a teacher, and no movement opportunities, hands-on learning, or fieldtrips. He was very discouraged and no longer wanted to go to school. Now he... more

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Submitted by a parent · October 20, 2016
My child has been at this school since Kindergarten and is now in 4th grade. We briefly tried another school during 3rd grade, but returned to this wonderful community. Luckily we were able to come back! The charter's place-based model teaches... more

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Submitted by a parent · October 13, 2016
We've been at the school for four years, and my son is thriving. I can't say enough about what a great job the teachers here do. The place based focus makes so much sense. They have art, music, and P.E. every week, and the science scores are some... more

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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

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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: October 20, 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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