PAA helped me to discover that I love serving, and that when you help others you also feel good about yourself. Caring teachers at PAA helped me to discover the potential that I have in myself and that I can truly do big things with my life.
~ Renée Beaulieu, Class of 2011, and recent recipient of the Evaline West Outstanding Achievement in Social Work Award.

Welcome Alumni! 
Alumni Weekend  is May 5 & 6
Reserve a reunion room, find your classmates, and find out more HERE.

Portland Adventist Academy made its appearance to Portland over 100 years ago. It has gone by many names over the years, but one thing remains true.

We’re a family.

We have generations of families who have attended our school providing the foundation for our rich traditions and community. It’s not uncommon for our students to be taught by some of the same teachers who taught their parents.

Many of our teachers graduated from Portland Adventist Academy or Portland Union Academy. They made their way back because they believe and love our heritage and community.

To our alumni, we thank you for being the family foundation. Your dedication, your contributions, and your school spirit live on in our hallways and speak to generations to come.

Alumni News & Activity

Dr. Terry Johnsson Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

We are celebrating one of our own! Dr. Terry Johnsson, (85) was recently awarded the 2018 Lifetime Achievement Award from the city of Portland. The award was presented to him at the 33rd Anniversary Celebration of the “Keep Alive the Dream”  and in recognition for ability to continue and advance the work of Reverend Dr. Marin Luther King Junior. Terry was selected from among more than 400 candidates throughout Oregon to receive the award. His life story is a testament to faith, prayer, and determination. Read more HERE.

August 1915 – July 2017

Until We Meet Again
We are sad to announce the loss of of legacy teacher Thelma Winter, who taught at PUA and PAA for 31 years. She was a pillar in Adventist education for 50 years.

Read Mrs. Winter’s wonderful memories of PUA / PAA HERE

Read Thelma Winter’s life sketch, written by granddaughter Tracy Harder, PAA class president in 1979, HERE.

Read PAA’s tribute to her, HERE.

See photos and share memories, HERE


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