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 known […]

By |October 4th, 2018|

Mechelle Peinado Appointed Interim Principal

Last night, the Portland Adventist Academy board voted unanimously to name Mechelle Peinado as interim principal for the 2018-19 school year.
During a staff meeting this afternoon, PAA teachers and staff met with Gale Crosby from the Oregon Conference Office of […]

By |October 3rd, 2018|

Postponed! International Food Festival is Coming Spring 2019

UPDATE! 

The International Food Festival has been posteponed for a future date yet to be determined. 

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We’re having an International Food Festival […]

By |October 1st, 2018|

Three Things to do to Keep PAA Safe

In effort to keep our students safe and our campus secure we need your teamwork! Here are three ways you can help.

1) Join the Chorus of Concerns regarding Homeless Camps

The dangers that can arise from homeless camps near our school […]

By |August 15th, 2018|

Bible Camp Needs YOU!

Amazing! PAA has the opportunity to take 185 students this year to the Oregon Conference Bible Camp this weekend! However, with so many students wanting to go, we are in need of some more volunteers to chaperone and work in […]

By |August 15th, 2018|

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|