Education EXPO, April 25

Join us April 25 at 5pm for our annual Education EXPO featuring a year’s worth of projects, reports, and more.
If you’ve been wondering about Project Based Learning, this is a great opportunity to come see its culmination. Join the calculus […]

By |April 18th, 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|

Three Things to Do if you Missed PAA Day

Maybe you missed PAA Day & Parent Night at Portland Adventist Academy.
That’s ok! We’ve got a three-part plan to help you make, what could be, one of the most important parenting decisions of your life.
1. Book a Tour.
You’ll get 100% […]

By |February 6th, 2018|

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|

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|

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|

Welcome to PAA, Jody Alexander

Being born into a home with deaf parents meant Jody Alexander’s first language was American Sign Language. Upon attending Laurelwood Adventist Elementary, he grew his fluency in spoken English and writing, a gift that follows him today. For this reason, […]

By |September 7th, 2017|

PAA Welcomes Jeremy Long

At seven years old, Jeremy’s mother “forced” him to take piano lessons. It was five years later that he finally thanked her. By the age of 12 he was obsessed with music and songwriting. He started a band with his […]

By |September 7th, 2017|

Welcome Caroline Lipman to PAA

Mrs. Lipman fits in well at PAA because of her natural curiosity and love of learning. She comes to PAA with a B.S. in Biology and a Master’s degree in Education concentrating on Curriculum and Instruction Design. If that wasn’t […]

By |September 7th, 2017|