Explore Your Options

Early Childhood Education
The website will answer your early education questions about kindergarten, pre-kindergarten and Head Start programs. The site also provides tips to help children have a confident start at school.

Before / After School Care
Most PPS schools offer on-site before and after school childcare. Childcare is provided by certified, non-profit organizations. In some cases, the provider transports students from the school to a nearby childcare facility.

Childcare Programs

Focus / Immersion Programs
Portland Public Schools offers many unique focus and language immersion programs. Frequently asked questions, immersion programs. Spanish immersion program information.

High Schools
The Office of High Schools supports the PPS high school system, helping students make the best fit for their learning styles and education goals so they graduate ready to succeed.

High School System

Education Options
Students whose needs are not met effectively in traditional school settings have options in Portland Public Schools. To view an overview of district-operated alternative programs, community-based programs and charter schools, click here.

Special Services
Portland Public Schools strives to meet the individual learning needs of each student through special services that recognize students' strengths and build their abilities.

Talented and Gifted
English as a Second Language
Integrated Student Support (Special Education)

Home Schooling
Parents may home school their students, as long as they register for that option. Eligible students may receive special education services even if they are home schooled. Visit the Multnomah Education Service District's website for more information. 

Home School Notification