STEM Comes to Life with Project Based Learning

In all departments and at every level, teachers at Portland Adventist Academy are introducing students to Project Based Learning (PBL). “We’re working for NASA,” says Courtney Clark, a PAA junior in her last week of school. She sits backwards in

By |June 17th, 2019|

Come Celebrate Mr. Kooy! May 4, 2pm at PAA

Have you heard?! Mr. Kooy is ready to retire! Retirement Reception Saturday May 4, 2:00pm at Portland Adventist Academy 1500 SE 96th Ave Portland,OR  97216   For over 30 years, Mr. Kooy has been making his mark on the hearts

By |April 12th, 2019|

25 Ways to Keep College Costs Down!

Plan now. Live better. Wondering how to pay for college? Not sure where to start? Walla Walla University's online guide to paying for college makes it easier than ever to get answers and find resources. You’ll find insider tips on how to

By |February 22nd, 2019|

A Once in a Lifetime High School Experience

Dr. Nakamura and many other medical professionals frequent our campus as guest teachers. At Portland Adventist Academy, we're blessed to have so many ambitious students considering careers in healthcare. We're also incredibly lucky to have an exceptional neighbor

By |January 11th, 2019|

Spanish Students Explore Hispanic Culture

Students enrolled in Spanish classes at Portland Adventist Academy celebrated Hispanic Heritage and Cultures (mid-September through mid October) through events, contests, and special cultural experiences supported by the school’s chapter of the national Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica (SHH), an Honor Society

By |November 1st, 2018|

The National Merit Scholarships Knock at PAA’s Door

We're thrilled to announce and celebrate one of our incredible students. Silas Enjel, a senior, received a remarkable score on his PSAT, taken in 2017. His score was so remarkable that the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) recognized Silas' achievement and

By |October 8th, 2018|

Who Doesn’t Love a Surprise?!

During an all school assembly today (October 4), students were formally introduced to someone they've already known for a long time. Mrs. Peinado, their caring teacher, energetic vice principal, a champion of learning, and a cheerleader to all is now

By |October 4th, 2018|

U.S. History Tour Summer 2019 – What to Expect

NOTE: While this class is currently full, you're welcome to put your name on a waiting list in case a spot opens up. Sign up: HERE. By completing the 2019 Summer U.S. History Class, you'll fulfill an entire year of U.S. History

By |August 15th, 2018|

PAA Highlights at the NAD Teachers’ Convention

Thousands of SDA teachers from north America meet every five years. The North American Division 2018 Teachers’ Convention comes to an end today. Thousands of Adventists teachers and principals from all over the country have been meeting this week

By |August 9th, 2018|

PAA’s Pastor Stephen Lundquist Receives National Award for Excellence

Pastor Stephen Lundquist, Portland Adventist Academy (PAA) Bible teacher and Religion Department Chair, was honored Tuesday night, August 7, 2018, with an Excellence in Teaching Award from the Alumni Awards Foundation (AAF). He was recognized for demonstrating outstanding professionalism, creativity,

By |August 7th, 2018|

Your Invitation to Tour PAA

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.

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

By |March 2nd, 2018|