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PAA Summer Office Hours

Summer office hours begin June 26. Please plan to visit our campus during the hours posted below. You can also meet us by appointment by emailing info@paasda.org or by calling 503.255.8372.

By |June 7th, 2018|

Sign Up Soon for Cougar Camps for Kids!

Summer is here and we’ve got you covered with soccer, basketball, and volleyball Cougar Camps for Kids! PAA cougar camps will keep them active, help them learn new skills,  and build lasting friendships! Camp include snacks, Gatorade, and a free T-shirt. […]

By |June 7th, 2018|

Our Thanks to Pastor Monte

After 25 years serving youth in the Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Pastor Monte Torkelsen closes a significant chapter of his career. Pastor Monte joins the pastoral staff at Kettering Seventh-day Adventist Church as an administrative pastor later this month.

Monte says […]

By |June 1st, 2018|

Students Show Terminal Cancer Patient Love : An Inside Out Service Day Story

‘You’re loved. You’re cared for. You’re valued.’

These words can make all the difference to someone facing a terminal cancer diagnosis, months of recovery after a heart attack, or isolation due to years of a debilitating mental illness.

This is the daily […]

By |May 31st, 2018|

Graduation Weekend June 9 & 10

Join us in celebrating the class of 2018 during Graduation Weekend!

June 9
11:00am – Senior Summit
7:30pm – Consecration
9pm – Class Night

June 10
2pm – Commencement

By |May 18th, 2018|

Three Ways to Support Inside Out Service Day

Every spring, for nearly a decade, Portland Adventist Academy students and teachers blanket the city of Portland for Inside Out Service Day. And this year, we’ll be at it again on May 23!

Parents, pastors, and church members are a vital resource […]

By |April 17th, 2018|

Gen Z Teens Need to Belong, to Be Heard, to Be Together

Today’s teenagers are being called the first “post-Christian” generation in America. That’s according to a new Barna Group research study that reports the percentage of Gen Z 13-18 year olds that identify as atheists is higher than any other previous […]

By |April 2nd, 2018|

Your Invitation to Tour PAA

Hi! Welcome!
We’re so glad you stopped by our website to learn more about Portland Adventist Academy.
If you heard our commercial on the radio, you already know that our students LOVE our school.
But we’d really like to show you why.
Book a […]

By |March 13th, 2018|

The 3 Step Plan for a Family Media Fast

Even while we depend on technology in our daily lives (especially on snow days), PAA strives to help students form healthy relationships and boundaries with media.

That’s why we’re excited about the second PAA Unplugged media fast of the school year! […]

By |March 2nd, 2018|

How Education Survives a Snow Storm

Despite a predicted late afternoon snow storm, Portlanders went about their morning, bustling off to work and school.

Teachers and students arrived to Portland Adventist Academy, many as early as 7am. But when large fluffy flakes of snow and ice began […]

By |March 2nd, 2018|

Messy & Meaningful Learning at PAA

We know that experiential learning or hands-on learning creates lasting and meaningful understanding. At PAA, students get Project (problem) Based Learning regularly! Here’s a quick peek at some of the projects from January.

1. Seniors in Mrs. Peinado’s Careers and Senior […]

By |February 8th, 2018|

PAA Alumnus, Dr. Terry Johnsson Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award

We are celebrating! Dr. Terry Johnsson, a PAA graduate of 1985 and a beloved friend, 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 […]

By |January 19th, 2018|