Possibly the best school in the USA. Our three children all attended and graduated from Arbor School. We made our move from Chicago to Portland contingent on our kids being admitted to Arbor School. It was a great experience for them and for our family. They have all gone on to success in high school and college. The school has gone from strength to strength. Highly recommended!
Arbor is a private K-8 school focused on teaching children to be creative, intellectually curious and independent in a small classroom setting with a 1:8 teacher student ratio. The campus is a semi-rural 18 acre setting in the Stafford Triangle. All classes are mixed grade and gender balanced - K-1 are together ('Primaries'), 2-3 are together (Juniors'), 4-5 are together ('Intermediates'), and 6-7-8 are together as Seniors. Admission is highly selective with an emphasis on bringing in cultural diversity. Graduates are highly sought after by selective high schools. Students begin doing independent study projects as early as kindergarten, and the students culminate in their 8th grade year with a thesis level project. Strong emphasis on the creative arts with music and design arts integrated into the curriculum at all levels.