We love Vernon because of the meaningful connections we have made with nearby families and the friendships my daughter has made while learning a great deal about the world around her.
Please dig deeper than number and stars internet reviews which do not reflect the fact that many Vernon families exercise their legal right to opt out of testing, thus effecting this site's and Portland Monthly magazine's review process of this school, and i suspect many others. Talking to parents who have or have had their students here is likely the best way to find out if Vernon is right for you. Keep in mind we had a massive administration change for the better in Fall 2015. Hope to see you there!
As noted a few times, our new Principal and VP have been amazing. There short time at Vernon has been transformational. They took the momentum we were building and super-charged it with focus. Everyone I talk to is very, very excited about the future of Vernon.
Especially since the introduction of our new principal and vice principal, Vernon has really matured into a great atmosphere. Very strong parent involvement, dedicated teachers and amazing engagement and leadership from Mr. Keefer and Mr. Parker.
Our new Principal Ben Keefer and Vice Principal Brad Parker have taken Vernon to a whole new level. Their strong, focused and warm leadership has united the students, teachers and parents into a unified force. They are transparent, great communicators and have high expectations for themselves, the teachers and our children's education. Their commitment exceeds their job requirements and it's contagious with our kids, the teachers and the parents. I can't thank them enough.