the World

Inspiring cultural intelligence,
curiosity and kindness

About the School

For our children, a world of possibilities awaits. If we are to send them out to explore beyond the bounds of our neighborhoods, we must prepare them for the journey. Mentally, emotionally and linguistically. For a child capable of learning a language and absorbing a culture beyond their own will thrive anywhere they go.


Language Immersion

the International School of Portland provides an engaging and rigorous academic program, taught primarily through a second language – Japanese, Chinese, or Spanish.
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Early Childhood

Our amazing Early Childhood teachers have bachelor’s degrees, are native speakers and have many years experience working with young children.
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Elementary Education (Grades 1-5)

Elementary students are engaged and build critical thinking and problem solving through the International Baccalaureate program…
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International Baccalaureate

ISP has been an authorized IB World School since March 2010. It was the first school in the Pacific Northwest.
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Tours & Open Houses

Visit our classrooms and see what an immersion education looks like in action. We provide several open houses during the year.
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Capstone Study Abroad

5th grade students utilize their language and cultural skills with a trip to China, Japan or Mexico. Students live with host families.
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