Welcome To Our Admissions Center

Thank your for visiting our Admission Center for students interested in attending the International School of Portland for preschool through 5th grade. This is your one-stop shop to learn and connect with our campus and community.


 What does it mean to be

an ISP student?


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!

Call For Inquiry or Questions

(503) 226-2496

Mail For Inquiry or Questions


Jan Williams
Director of Admissions

Sarah Loepp
Marketing & Admissions Coordinator


IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL TOURS AVAILABLE. Self-scheduling is now available through MySchool App! (If you do not yet have an account for our admissions portal, click here to make one).

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.



We have a number of Open Houses and trial classes scheduled for the 2023-24 school year. They will be posted here as they are scheduled.

9 AM-Noon*
Learners’ Hall

*Presentations will repeat at 9:00 AM and 10:30 AM; select the time that looks better for your family!

Please join us to learn more about our innovative Spanish, Mandarin, and Japanese immersion programs and inquiry-based International Baccalaureate methodology. 


Spring Trial Classes

Saturday, March 2 | 9:00 – 10:00

You and your child are invited to an ISP Trial Class! Please join us for a free, 30-minute trial class for children ages 2 to 5, together with a parent/guardian or caregiver. One of our Early Childhood teachers will lead participants in songs, crafts and games to give you a sense of what immersion would be like for your child, followed by some fun outdoor time on our natural playground. You do not need to know the immersion language to attend!


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.

CELEBRATED 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.



Nicole Wood

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!

Jake Kuramoto

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.

Katherine Cole

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.

M. Smith

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.

Are you ready to learn why so many families trust their children to ISP?

Use the links below to schedule a tour, attend an open house, or submit an inquiry to connect directly with our Admissions team. We look forward to meeting your family!