2015 Open House

Sunday, November 1, 1–5 pm

All grades from preschool through grade 12 open their doors to parents and families. Talk with teachers and students, meet parents and alumni, and see what our community is all about. 

We welcome both students and parents considering grades 6–12 to attend. For those considering preschool–grade 5, please note that the presentation-style format is not suitable for young children, so we must limit attendance for these grades to parents only.

Please register to attend - you'll save time at check-in and prospective students will stay informed about upcoming events and application deadlines. 


Schedule Overview:

12:30 pmCheck-in and registration opens 
1:00 pmWelcome and presentations for Beginning & Lower Schools
2:00 pmWelcome and presentations for Beginning & Lower Schools (repeated)
1:00–4:00 pmDrop-in conversations with teachers for Beginning & Lower Schools
1:00–4:00 pmLearn about student life at information tables throughout campus
1:10–3:40 pmAcademic presentations for Middle & Upper School (30 minutes each)
1:30–3:30 pm
Student-lead campus tours departing as needed (30 minutes each)
3:00–4:00 pmPalma Scholars Program student panel and Q&A
4:00–5:00 pmAdmission and financial assistance information session

Detailed Schedules:

  • Coming soon!


  • Please allow 10-15 minutes to park and walk to registration.
  • On-campus parking: Limited spaces are available.
  • Overflow parking: If our entrance is closed to parking proceed to the St. Vincent's hospital entrance, located 1 block/traffic light west of the school entrance. From Barnes Rd., turn into the hospital entrance and go to the physician & employee parking garage at the far end of the road, past the stop sign. Parking is available on floors 7 or 8 ONLY. There is a path from the garage onto campus, signs will lead you to registration.
  • Campus map & directions available here.
An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |

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