Learning at Park Academy

This has been an incredibly difficult time for the world and for our community. The hardest part of this process for me has been the emotional social distancing that is a symptom of our current circumstances. I recently shared a few reflections with our families: 1) Routine is a double-edged sword. The routines we develop over the course of our […]
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What a dizzying experience this has been! Every decision in regards to our response to COVID-19 has been made with thoughtful consideration for the safety and wellbeing of our students and staff. This decision is no exception.  Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Park Academy moved to a limited distance learning program and our physical campus is temporarily closed.  We are available via phone […]
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As we settle into the second semester, everything appears to be continuing as normal in Dr. Mart’s 5th period pre-calculus class: students are deeply engaged in the work and exchange of ideas! But yesterday, the students went online and enrolled in Portland Community College (PCC) and that is not where these seniors will be attending next year.  Welcome to Park […]
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This past summer, three Park Academy high school students participated in the Northwest Youth Service Corp.  Each of them was sent to various locations along the Pacific Northwest to help remove invasive species, build trails and remove undergrowth/brush.  This is HARD work.  Their time in the woods ranged from 4-6 weeks with 8-12 youth from all over the Northwest.  This […]
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We agree 10,000% with Mr. Franklin!  When our students have the hands on materials they need to learn, they thrive AND their lives are transformed. “Having access to things like headphones allows me to listen to music while I’m working which helps me center my thoughts.”  Seventh grade student “Writing is hard for me and at my old school no […]
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The class of 2020 is our second largest graduating class in Park Academy’s history.  We are pleased to highlight one of our ten seniors, Dmitry. Dmitry joined Park Academy as a Freshman.  While his dyslexia has impacted his learning, it has in no way stopped him. Dmitry is drawn to the Arts, specifically drumming and music composition. A talented percussionist […]
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This year the Class of 2019 consisted of four seniors. We are so very proud of these young people and look forward to what the future holds for them.  Welcome to the Park Academy Alumni-stay in touch! Tyler Anderson  Tyler started at Park Academy in the 6th grade. Coming from a large, public school with hundreds of students, he remembers […]
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Ms. Mary Mollway joined Park Academy as our Assistant Head of School in April of 2018.  Here are her thoughts on the first three months. Passion. Commitment. Family. These are the words that come to mind when I think about Park Academy. Three months ago, I moved up to Lake Oswego from southern California to take the position as Assistant […]
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Photo credit: Vern Uyetake, Lake Oswego Review Written by Craig Lowery, Head of School This past Monday, Park Academy had the proud honor of ushering 7 new graduates into the world.  These students have demonstrated a great deal of grit and resiliency as they completed the difficult journey that is High School.  The process of writing and delivering words for […]
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Craig Lowery, Head of School, answers the question: “Why a School for Kids with Dyslexia?”. With so many options and resources available to families, it can be overwhelming for parents to determine what kind of support is best for their child. Mr. Lowery explains why Park Academy is a good option for some students.
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