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.

August 1915 – July 2017

We are sad to announce the loss of Thelma Winter, PUA and PAA teacher for 31 years and a pillar in Adventist education for 50 years.

Read her life sketch, written by granddaughter Tracy Harder, PAA class president in 1979, HERE. You can also read PAA’s tribute to her influence at our wonderful school, HERE. See photos and share memories, HERE


Welcome Alumni

Portland Adventist Academy made its appearance to Portland over 100 years ago.

At our heart, we’re a family. That’s what makes Portland Adventist Academy so unique. We have generations of families who are still sending their children to us because they believe in our rich tradition of 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. They made their way back because they believe and love our heritage.

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