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History – Mission

Igniting a Passion In 2005, given the lack of suitable options for students with dyslexia, Park Academy was established to fill a rising community need. Founder Piper Park has been an inspiration in igniting a passion that has spread remarkably.

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Instructional Approach

Students are equipped to articulate their strengths, as well as their challenges, and are able to self-advocate for ways that their teachers can address their unique learning profiles.

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These students have the capability to change the world, which begins in their own community. They just need an environment that encourages them to recognize their abilities and cultivates the inner confidence of each to make change.

Park Academy is the only school in Oregon with an articulated elementary through high school curriculum specifically designed for students with dyslexia. Park Academy uses evidence-based methods that are multi-sensory, sequential, and highly structured. These techniques are applicable to all areas of study and have been proven to increase reading fluency and overall academic performance. Support systems are in place to ensure a respectful, welcoming, and family-like environment. Park Academy offers a low student-to-teacher ratio with a complete range of core academic and enrichment classes, including Theater, Spanish, Visual Arts, Music, Culinary Arts and Physical Education.


Park Academy is located on South Shore Boulevard in Lake Oswego, approximately ten minutes south of downtown Portland. Park Academy is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (AdvancED) and is a designated Candidate School with Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS). These organizations provide both program oversight and professional development resources.

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