Experience the Value of the International School of Portland
How To Experience ISP
We know that choosing the right school for your child is a crucial decision. We’re here to help you learn about our school and to make an informed decision about your child’s education.
Our admissions director, Jan Williams, is available to answer your questions by email, phone, or Zoom meeting. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to him by emailing with questions or to set up a time to chat. We look forward to connecting with you!
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01. CAMPUS & CLASSROOM TOURS
If you’d like to explore campus virtually, visit our Learning Spaces page to click through a self-guided tour of our classrooms and facilities.
02. EVENTS & OPEN HOUSES
We have a number of Open Houses and trial classes scheduled for the 2022-23 school year. They will be posted here as they are scheduled.
FALL OPEN HOUSE – OCTOBER 28!
Please join us in-person to learn more about our innovative Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese immersion programs and inquiry-based International Baccalaureate methodology. Open Houses include a brief presentation about the school, followed by a tour of our campus. Meet teachers, school leaders, and currently enrolled parents.
October 28, 2022, 9am – 12pm
Presentations will repeat at 9am, 10:00am, and 11:00am. Please choose the time that works best for you and your family.
There will be additional Open Houses in January and April 2023.
03. SUBMIT AN INQUIRY
Please submit an inquiry, and we will reach out to you with access to admissions materials and more information about our school!
Early Childhood program: 3-5 yr olds
“We feel like we hit the jackpot coming to International School of Portland.”
– Kindergarten Parent
Early Childhood Education is a unique experience at ISP. Children get the attention they deserve in small classes, and are surrounded by warm, encouraging staff who help them thrive as individuals and work together to succeed
ELEMENTARY PROGRAM: Grades 1 through 5
International School of Portland provides an engaging and challenging academic program, taught primarily through language immersion in Japanese, Mandarin, or Spanish. Students develop their critical thinking and problem solving skills as they learn language and subject content.
Words, facts, numbers – give them to a child in isolation, and they mostly go “in one ear and out the other”. Like the rest of us, children learn best when they have context and interest in the subject at hand. That is why true immersion is so important.
Recognized as an IB world program
ISP has been an authorized International Baccalaureate World School since March 2010. Through this concept-driven process, students gain deep content understanding while learning the skills to acquire, organize, and communicate knowledge. It is those skills that enable children to become independent learners, capable of pursuing knowledge beyond the classroom and throughout life.
WHY FAMILIES LOVE ISP
International School of Portland has already exceeded our expectations and we have only been in school a few short months! Our daughter was not doing well in her neighborhood school and was asked to repeat Kindergarten. We took the opportunity to give her a completely different chance at feeling successful and it has paid off. She is interested in learning and enjoys going to school everyday. We cannot be more happy with ISP!
My daughter has attended ISP for three years, Low-K through 1st grade in Spanish. We definitely plan to keep her there through 5th grade. The teachers and staff are all very nurturing, which is the main criterion we wanted from an early learning school. The curriculum is outstanding both the language-based and the English, and the kids also get excellent art, music and PE instruction as well. We’ve been very happy with ISP; my only complaint is that parking and driving in and out of the location can be quite challenging.
Both of our girls go to ISP and absolutely love it. It isn’t just language immersion; it’s a warm and supportive environment for children, with challenging academics. I can’t imagine our kids going anywhere else.
My daughter loves this school and thrives here. She has been taught more in this year of kindergarten than I remember learning before second grade when I was in school. The teachers are all kind and friendly to all of us and make her excited to come to school every day.