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PK-12
Private
Troutdale, OR
Students enrolled: 306

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27710 Southeast Strebin Road
Troutdale, OR 97060

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(503) 661-0606
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Map of Open Door Christian Academy address.

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October 30, 2014
My daughter attended preschool here in the 2013-14 school year, the teacher was strict and treated my child like she was behind because she wasn't reading by 4 years old. She loudly would tell other parents in front of the class and other parents dropping their children off that "Your son is behind everyone else in the class, even xxx student is doing better than him" I was appalled at her lack of regard for the students self esteem as well as the low level of professionalism. She also would talk about how she was counting down to retirement and loved the long breaks from school for holidays. I did not stick around to see if the other teachers were different because I felt like I had seen enough. My daughters "award" at the end of the year was for "Taking the longest to finish a test" this is not an award, this is mean and there is something wrong with a teacher who thinks that kind of behavior is acceptable.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2014
My son attended this school for four years, this is his last year here, in pre-school until 1st grade the teachers were wonderful but 2nd grade was a nightmare, the teacher are very strict without a balance of being caring and stern, when your child is redirected they have it posted on a chart hanging on the wall so everyone who walks in the room can see who was bad or good. They have 25 students to one teacher so they need children to sit and be quiet like little robots, if not they have to turn their card on the chart and if they still cant be quiet they will be sent to the principals office and can even be spanked, very stressful and horrible for the childs self esteem. Huge disappointment for parents who thought they could keep their chid in a christian school until he graduated but...Christians are suppose to loving and caring towards each other not the case at Open door, back to public school for us,

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
We love ODCA! Our daughter just finished her first year, and has excelled greatly. It is obvious that the faculty and staff of Open Door truly care about each of the students; they teach by example, have strong character, and love what they do! We are so pleased with the high level of academics, the small class sizes, and the Christ-centered atmosphere of the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2011
I was a student at ODCA and I am now a teacher. I love this school! Many of the same teachers and staff members from when I was a student are still at ODCA. This school is a solid place to help your child grow. I am just as excited about ODCA today as I was when I started attending K-5 years and years ago.

- submitted by a teacher
April 06, 2010
I have my twin girls attending to k4. This school is excellent, the groups are small and the kids really learn. I love the teacher and assistants, just because they really know how to do their job. My girls were very well accepted even not knowing english, and now they are very fluent. I love this school, the values and the rules that they have, as a parent it will save me a lot of trouble later. Unfortunately the school do not offer discount for having 2 kids and for us is realy hard to pay. Keep up the excellent work please!

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 20, 2009
My son started Preschool this year at Open Door Christian Acadamy and absolutely loves it. He is learning so much academically and spiritually. This school has been a blessing to our family. Mrs. Eaton is a wonderful teacher. My son is so excited to go to school and when I pick him up he has so much to tell us. I would recommend this school to anyone who is looking for a Faith based preschool.

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August 19, 2009
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June 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 08, 2009
I was a high school student for two years at odca (07-09); it's an okay school. Their dress code is too strict (the mens have to wear polos, and some other stuff, womens have it worse tho). The rules are also pretty strict. I got many detentions from chewing gum out of any of them. The math teacher is funny...one seems to forget stuff alot... There is basketball, soccer and track for sports. If you came from public school, you probably wouldn't like this school. I'm going to public school next year...

- submitted by a student
January 09, 2009
As a graduate of Open Door, I've found that my teachers prepared me for continuing my education. While we certainly didn't have as many class and extracurricular activities that larger schools offered, my transition into college academically was far easier than that of many of my friends. Like any school, there are always things that go on that teachers and parents don't know about. However, most kids that come out of the school are generally really great people. When tempered with an accurate view of the world that recognizes what is out there, the protectiveness of Open Door can be a wonderful environment for teaching kids how to navigate through life in a God honoring way. Some of the rules do seem pointless (at least to the student), especially the dress code, but really. You get over it. The trade off is worth it.

- submitted by a community member
February 21, 2008
I am a current student of ODCA. I have attended the school since the 7th grade. The atmosphere is definately friendly and fun. And the teacher do care about each indavidual student. I have gone through an absolutely devastating loss recently and both my friends and teachers have been there for me. I have only one complaint. I just wish we had more classes to chose from. ODCA is a great school and I am glad to have spent my hhigh school years there.

- submitted by a student
February 16, 2008
Kids that leave the school in the middle of high school have to take lower level classes or additional college classes to get the credits they need to graduate. For kids that are more creative, this is a limited school. Only the kids that 'fit' within the scope of the school and church are accepted. Teasing still happens in this school, it just is more covered up.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2005
My children have attended ODCA from K-5 on up. The academic excellence promoted by the staff is outstanding. I appreciate the spiritual emphasis that takes priority. They are currently constructing a new high school building that will add a chemistry lab as additional class rooms and a new larger lunch room. They are also adding a student ensemble program. They are working hard to add the things that the kids want that public schools offer without compromising their morals. I appreciate that!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
My family has been attending this school for six years now. We love ODCA. The staff are kind and full of God's love. The students learn to respect others, and cruel teasing is not allowed. It's a wholesome environment with friendly teachers and students. The classrooms are organized and promote learning. The students succeed in academics due to great teaching. ODCA is a small school with BIG success.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2004
Great school! I went to high school there and I think it gave me a great education. When I had a problem with a subject I could get one on one help from the teacher. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a former student
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Open Door Christian Academy
27710 Southeast Strebin Road, Troutdale, OR  97060
(503) 661-0606
Last modified Open Door Christian Academy is a Private school that serves grades PK-12
Open Door Christian Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top