Portfolio School currently serves grades K-5. Beginning in Fall 2019 we will serve grades K-6, adding a grade per year until we become a K-12 school.
Welcome to Portfolio School! Here you’ll find an unparalleled education that celebrates your child’s curiosity, creativity, individuality, independence, and love of learning.
At Portfolio, we encourage your children to ask insightful questions and to design meaningful projects that incorporate their teacher-guided explorations of the humanities, science, mathematics, technology, and the arts. Portfolio students develop a deeper understanding of subject matter by putting that knowledge to work in real-world applications, documenting their journey and sharing their insights with others.
With more and more colleges and universities moving toward portfolio-based admissions, these talents will serve your children throughout their education. And beyond. Your children will work at jobs we cannot even yet imagine, but they will be well-served by their belief in their ability to analyze problems, imagine new solutions, and communicate respectfully.
Observe real-world learning in action in a learning environment that takes your child’s social and emotion well-being as seriously as it does your child’s academic and intellectual growth. We offer Open House events and Parent Tours several times throughout the Fall.
Our admissions process is parent-and-student-friendly. You decide whether you want to visit us before applying or attend an Open House initially or have your child explore Portfolio School first. Students visit so they explore the school and participate in the learning. We do not require standardized testing as we believe we can assess student readiness for Portfolio's unique approach to education through the multiple perspectives of parents, students' current teachers, and our teachers.
Evening Open Houses
With focus on Grades 4-6
For all grades
Daytime Parent Tours
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We want to learn more about you and your children, so we invite you to apply:
Completed Application due:
January 8, 2019
Notification e-mail sent:
February 8, 2019
Parent Reply due:
Kindergarten: February 15, 2019
Grades 1-6: February 26, 2019
After the deadlines, if any spaces remain, we will continue a rolling admissions process accepting qualified students on a first come, first serve basis until we are full.
Parents who have completed all aspects of their child's application and who feel they might be ready to commit to Portfolio School by December 15th 2018, should reach out to me to learn more about our Fast Track Enrollment option. These families will be eligible for a decision by January 15th.
Minimum age requirement
To be considered eligible a student must be at least 5-years-old at the end of the calendar year (e.g., December 31, 2018) in which he or she is enrolling.
Includes the full cost of all books, materials, and field trips. The costs of our optional after-school programs are additional.
There are a limited number of tuition assistance awards available. Please inquire if you are interested, and the school will follow up with you on next steps. The awards will be given on a first come first serve basis, and are intended for highly qualified students of families committed to the Portfolio approach to learning.