Continuing the Work in 2018

Reaching Beyond PAA, spring-break mission trips have fostered life-changing and empowering experiences for two decades. The communities and people we serve year after year are blessed, lifted up, and empowered while many of our students return from these experiences having […]

By |December 12th, 2017|

College Prep Tip from WWU

There are two great things high school students can do to prepare for college over Christmas break: shadow a professional and apply for outside scholarships.

For freshman through seniors, job shadowing is a great way to explore career options in an […]

By |December 4th, 2017|

Are You Addicted to Your Phone?

Our Media & Persuasion students recently showed our entire student body how to examine and audit their personal smart phone use.

Below, is a step by step guide to finding just how much time you’re spending on facebook (on your phone […]

By |December 1st, 2017|

PAA Students Lock Up their Screens for a Media Fast

Portland Adventist Academy Media & Persuasion students are asking tough questions about how screens are shaping their generation and how they can be different.

As digital natives, most teenagers don’t know a life without convenience and entertainment at their fingertips. But […]

By |November 30th, 2017|

Ring in the Holidays with PAA Music Students

Ring the Christmas season with Portland Adventist Academy on December 8, 7pm with a concert entitled “The Gift of Christmas: Jesus.”
This year’s Winter Concert features music from the Portland Adventist String Orchestra, Choir, Band, Alegria, Steel Drum Band, as well […]

By |November 21st, 2017|

Did You Miss Open House?

Maybe you missed our Open House but still want to know what a Christ-centered and character-driven education can do for you. We’re always here and ready to meet you!

No matter when, you can book a family tour and even a […]

By |November 17th, 2017|

Over $100,000 Raised for Students!

Thank you to our generous and loving  community who came together to break the record in giving at our annual auction!
Together, you gave more than $103,000 to the Portland Adventist Academy Student Scholarship (PAASS), directly impacting 80 PAA students this […]

By |November 12th, 2017|

Goodnight, Larry Caudell

Our hearts are heavy as we share that long time former PAA staff member, Larry Caudell, passed away recently. We offer our sympathy and prayers to his wife Nonie, the entire Caudell family, and to his Sandy SDA church family.

Larry […]

By |October 10th, 2017|

Book Fair Benefits PAA English Students

Our 2nd annual Book Fair event happens on Sunday, November 5, 11am to 6pm at Barnes & Noble (B&N) at the Clackamas Town Center.  You can also participate online through November 10.

Portions of all Barnes & Noble and in-store Café […]

By |September 27th, 2017|

PAA’s Farm-to-Table Revolution

It was the first day of school at Portland Adventist Academy. Students lined up for lunch where they picked from vegan or cheese lasagna, each stuffed with spinach, carrots, zucchini, and onions. Roasted broccoli was piled on the side.

Greeting them […]

By |September 20th, 2017|

PAA’s Farm-to-Table Goals

The Farm-to-Table mission has been embraced as a part of PAA’s Christ-centered and character-driven culture. In just one year, Stephanie Torgerson and her growing group of volunteers have accomplished several exciting goals including establishing gardens, compost bins, fruit shrubs, and, […]

By |September 15th, 2017|

PAA Welcomes New Teachers!

Please welcome three new teachers to the PAA family! Jeremy Long, Caroline Lipman, and Jody Alexander.
What a blessing it is to be able to add another full time position to our staff! Filling that role is Caroline Lipman who joins […]

By |September 7th, 2017|