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PAA Announces Drechelle McCray as Vice Principal of Administration

The Portland Adventist Academy community is celebrating one of its own today!
Drechelle McCray,  English teacher, Gospel Choir director, and a PAA graduate of 2002 is now joining the Administrative staff as Vice Principal!

Principal Mechelle Peinado shared the news with the […]

By |May 15th, 2019|

PAA Seeks English and ELL Teacher

Job Description:

Portland Adventist Academy, in beautiful Portland, Oregon, seeks an experienced certified English and ELL teacher who is completely dedicated to Christ and desires to bring students closer to Him. The ideal candidate is a teacher who will provide excellent […]

By |May 7th, 2019|

Cougar Summer Camps for Kids!

We’re planning a wonderful time for elementary aged students excited to make new friends and learn more about basketball and soccer. Scroll down to learn more about each camp. Register by phone today or online soon!


When: June 24-28

Future Stars: […]

By |May 6th, 2019|

PAA is Giving Away $1,000!

Every student enrollment completed by midnight on June 15 will be included in a drawing for a $1,000 tuition voucher to be used next school year!
Have you already completed your application? If so, you’re already included in the drawing.
Not sure? […]

By |April 30th, 2019|

Portland Adventist Academy Seeks Vice Principal of Administration

Portland Adventist Academy
seeks a Vice Principal of Administration 

Job Description:

Portland Adventist Academy, in beautiful Portland, Oregon, whose motto is “Christ Centered, Character Driven,” seeks an experienced Vice Principal who is completely dedicated to Christ and desires to bring students closer to […]

By |April 22nd, 2019|

It Was a Good Week at PAA

The week of April 15 to 19, 2019 will go down in our history as a powerful week. From a special staff led week of worship to major decisions made to move our school forward to a brighter future, we […]

By |April 19th, 2019|

PAA Celebrates Mechelle Peinado’s Acceptance to Lead as Principal

Portland Adventist Academy is pleased and blessed to share the news that Mechelle Peinado has been named principal.
Read the Oregon Conference Education Department’s official announcement HERE.
(Read the timeline of the principal search HERE.)
Dan Nicola, Associate Superintendent of Education at the […]

By |April 16th, 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

Portland Adventist Academy
1500 SE 96th Ave
Portland,OR  97216

For over 30 years, Mr. Kooy has been making his mark on the hearts of students and colleagues at Portland Adventist Academy.
Hundreds […]

By |April 12th, 2019|

Alumni Weekend is May 3 & 4!

Alumni Weekend, May 3 & 4

Join friends and family for PAA / PUA Alumni Weekend
(See the full schedule HERE*)
Sabbath, May 4
9:30 am
Alumni Registration Opens

10:30 am
Worship Service
– Join us as we honor art teacher Mark Kooy
as he retires at the end […]

By |April 1st, 2019|

Principal Search Update – April 5

April 16 – Announcement: Mechelle Peinado Named Principal

Read the announcement from the Oregon Conference HERE.
Read Portland Adventist Academy’s news HERE.

April 5 – Principal Search Update

Dear PAA family,
We want to provide an update on where we are with the principal interviews. […]

By |March 29th, 2019|

One Project and Eight PAA Students

Last month, Pastor Mackenzie traveled to California with eight PAA students. Their final destination was The Crosswalk Church in Redlands for the annual *One Project conference.

This group of students were selected because of their dedication to spiritual leadership at PAA. […]

By |March 4th, 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 keep […]

By |February 22nd, 2019|