Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

MLC logoMetropolitan Learning Center

K x 12 student-centered education

2033 NW Glisan St. | Portland, OR 97209
Phone: (503) 916-5737

Enrolling at MLC

The application window for the 2015-2016 school year begins on November 25th.   Application Packets will be available starting November 25 in the main office at MLC or can be downloaded from the links listed below.  Completed applications that are received on or before February 20th will be considered in the first round of review.

Visitor Programs for families interested in learning more about our program are scheduled:

 November 25, 2014
 January 21, 2015
 February 12, 2015
 January 22, 2015
 February 11, 2015

After an applicant and his/her parent has attended one of the programs, the applicant may choose to visit classes.  This "shadow" can be arranged by contacting our Registrar, Jerene Merritt.  503-916-5737

Frequently Asked Questions

For SY 2015-16 Kx3 Application Packet (Kindergarten through 3rd Grade) 
For SY 2015-16 4x6 Application Packet (4th through 6th Grade)
For SY 2015-16 7x12  Application Packet (7th through 12th Grade)

503-916-5739 Registrar
503-916-5737 Main Office  

Students and their families are required to attend one of our scheduled information programs. We want you to make a thoughtful and informed decision to attend our school. Reservations are not necessary for these meetings; just show up, sign in, and bring your child so that he/she can have an opportunity to learn about our program.


Visitor Program

One of our goals is to maintain stable and supportive school enrollment by attracting families that understand our school and value its mission, traditions, and programs. We help prospective MLC families learn about who we are by scheduling 5 visitor programs.

*Daytime informational meetings are hosted by our administrators, support staff and students and a tour of classrooms is included. 

**Evening informational meetings are hosted by our administrators and teachers.

After your family attends an Informational meeting, it is possible for your student to spend time visiting classes.  To inquire about our "Shadows" please contact our registrar at 503-916-5737 (am only).  Shadows go from 8:45 to 11:20 for grades 6 thru 12.  In grades K thru 1, parents will spend a 1.5 hours visiting the classroom with their child.  Plan to attend an information meeting before requesting a shadow appointment.  

We do not offer shadow appointments to incoming 2 x 5 grade students because open slots at these grades are so infrequent.  However, if a 2 x 5 student is offered placement, we will provide an opportunity for them to shadow.