Portland Public Schools
Portland, Oregon

Winterhaven logoWinterhaven School

A Science, Technology and Math
focus option K-8 school.

3830 SE 14th Ave. | Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 916-6200 | Fax: (503) 916-2614

Please Take the Successful Schools Survey Jan. 20 - Feb. 28

Successful Schools Survey: Online at www.oregonskitchentable.org or download PDF, print and return to your school office: EnglishEspañolTiếng ViệtРусский中文 , SoomaaligaRead more. Survey for staff and 5th, 7th and 10th grade students launches Feb. 2.

School Choice Tour and Application Information

The PPS School Choice Lottery Process opens on February 9, 2015 and closes on March 6, 2015.  The link to PPS' School Choice website is here:

Families interested in Winterhaven need to do the following to be eligible for the Winterhaven Lottery:

1.  Complete a PPS School Choice application.  This can be done online (found on the PPS School Choice website) or by paper.  Paper forms are available in the main office.  The form must be completed and submitted by 5 pm on March 6, 2015.  Families with current Winterhaven siblings do need to apply to the lottery, but do not need to attend the informational meetings.

2.  Attend one Winterhaven Informational Meeting.  The meetings give information about our school.  We encourage children to attend, but it is not mandatory for them to attend to apply.  The meetings begin in the auditorium for a general information session from Principal Sandilands, and then 2 break out sessions, one in the kindergarten classroom with our kindergarten teacher, Mr. Huckaba, and the other session in the auditorium with our 6th grade teachers, Mr. Giles and Ms. Tran.  Due to the small number of applicants in grades 1-5 & 7-8, we do not hold separate sessions.  Families applying for these grades are welcome to join the break out session groups, but specific questions for these grades (schedule, curriculum, etc.) might not be able to be answered by the staff that are present. Here are the dates and times for the informational meetings:

February 23, 2015 - 5:30 pm

March 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm

March 5, 2015 - 5:30 pm

March 17, 2015 - 3:30 pm

Welcome to Winterhaven!

  • Thursday, January 22 - PTSA Variety Show - 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Friday, January 30 - No School - Teacher Work Day
  • Friday, February 6 - Middle School Dance - 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Monday, February 16 - President's Day - No School
  • Wednesday, February 18 - Late Start - School begins at 10:45 am
  • Thursday, February 26 - Grades K-4 Science Fair - 5 pm to 7 pm

Principal's Message

Welcome to Winterhaven!  Winterhaven is a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) focus option school.  We have a diverse learning environment in which its members are committed to meeting the educational, social, emotional and physical needs of all students in accordance with current practices, regardless of background or ability. This environment will stress academic excellence in a context of cultural enrichment and competency as well as community involvement. All stakeholders - students, staff and community - will feel valued and involved in the learning process.


Mark Sandilands, Principal


Daily Schedule

8:40 a.m. First Bell
8:45 a.m. School begins for the day
12:03 p.m. - 12:58 p.m. Grades K-3 Lunch/Recess 
12:08 p.m. - 12:58 p.m. Grades 4-5 Lunch/Recess 
12:23 p.m. - 12:58 p.m. Grades 6-8 Lunch/Recess
3:00 p.m. School ends for the day

Winterhaven Calendar

PPS News

Budget work launches for 2015-16

January 30, 2015

PPS launches its public budget-crafting process for 2015-16 in February as the Oregon Legislative Session convenes.


Memory brings Grammy-level jazz to King

January 30, 2015

Grammy winner Thara Memory formed a band with fellow musicians at King PK-8 School, adding jazz to the school's flourishing art scene. The just-released federal Turnaround Arts Report reviews the impact of a federal arts grant at King. 

Learn about and impact issues of race

January 30, 2015

Portland Public Schools welcomes documentarian Le Mun Wah among opportunities in February to delve into issues of race and change, including the launching of community forums with Portland Police. 


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