Friends School of Portland believes that education is holistic and that learning is fun. When possible, we take an interdisciplinary approach to learning, often using social studies and science as the context for reading and writing. Teachers provide children with rich literature, provide multiple purposes for communicating with others, and try to incorporate student interests to nurture curious and motivated learners.

We design and select learning experiences and materials that respect developmental stages; offer a multi-sensory, hands-on, inquiry-based approach to learning; and create opportunities for whole group, small group and individual instruction. We set high expectations for students and staff, incorporating research-based practice and integrating Quaker values. Within our cross-curricular approach, teachers attend to the core academic skills that are essential for students to acquire.

Click here for the 2018-19 Curriculum Guide in pdf format.

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