CLASS Academy opened its doors in September 1995,
in NW Portland after taking a year to organize the materials, develop the curriculum, and establish financial backing. Within two months, we lost our lease at our newly remodeled space. We were, (thankfully) taken in by Zion Lutheran Church.
In November of 1995, the parents of our eighteen students and our three staff members moved us to our new “temporary” location. We were allowed to use their Parish Hall for six months while pursuing a permanent location. In June 1996, the parents of thirty students helped us move to Washington and SW Ninth. After one year we realized we would need more space to accommodate our growing clientele, plus the request to expand to fifth grade. We now include up to eighth grade!
In February 2000, after eighteen long months of much toil, hard work and remodeling, we made our final move to our current address with a fifteen-year lease.
CLASS Academy is a year-round school with small, age-blended classes to match each child’s emotional, social and academic needs. CLASS Academy students excel above their peers nationally in an environment where the child finds learning to be fun and never frustrating. Our students’ strengths are in reading, math, science, writing, public speaking, and self-esteem! The school’s dedicated and committed staff coupled with supportive, involved parents, make up this successful program. We are proud of our program and the positive advantages it gives to our students.