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. Now, students travel many miles to attend a school that understands their learning differences and discovers their true capabilities.

Park Academy has earned a reputation in the Portland metropolitan area and throughout the state of Oregon as an exceptional school with excellent teachers and programs that really work.



Park Academy is a small non-profit private school founded by Piper Park, a parent who wanted to give other students the opportunity that her son received by attending a school that addressed his dyslexic challenge. Ms. Park’s dream became a reality when she opened the doors of Park Academy in September 2005.



Park Academy empowers students with diverse learning challenges to reach their highest potential of giftedness while excelling academically and becoming responsible citizens and community leaders.


Who We Serve

Park Academy is a college preparatory school for students challenged with dyslexia and other language related learning differences. Our extraordinarily committed staff offers educational support to students whose needs have not been met in a traditional school setting.

Students come from all over the Portland metropolitan area and represent a variety of skills and learning profiles. The reading curriculum is developed around research-based, multisensory methodologies. These instructional approaches¬†address students’ learning differences through¬†auditory, visual, and kinesthetic modalities.

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