Fernanda’s World Is Her Mission Field

Congratulations, Fernanda Rinza, class of 2018!

Fernanda is PAA’s winner of the Caring Heart Award and Scholarship from the North Pacific Union Conference and was presented to her at PAA’s graduation last month.

Ask anyone who knows Fernanda Rinza and they’ll tell […]

By |July 9th, 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|

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|

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|

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|

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|

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 Students Experience U.S. History Project Based Learning

From being a part of a mock-Boston Tea Party, to spending a day experiencing life as a colonial American, and even conducting Supreme Court simulations, 18 PAA sophomores and juniors experienced Project Based Learning at its best during our U.S. […]

By |August 23rd, 2017|

PAA’s Mission Focused Learning Provides a Tiny House for a Homeless Woman

Stories of cold-related deaths scattered the headlines during one of the worst winters in Oregon’s history. The weather, coupled with a nationally recognized housing-crisis, caused overcrowded warming shelters and serious problems for the homeless population.

Portland Adventist Academy and Hoodview Seventh-day […]

By |May 25th, 2017|