About Willamette Valley Academy
Willamette Valley Academy is a non-profit private school catering to students from Kindergarten to 10th grade. Our primary campus, hosting grades 3 through 8, is situated at 16100 NW Cornell Rd. Ste 290, Beaverton, OR 97006. For our younger students in grades K-2, we have a location in Bethany Village at 15320 NW Central Dr. Ste D6, Portland, OR 97229.
Beginning in the 2024-2025 school year, WVA will extend its offerings to include grades K-4. In addition to on-campus instruction, we provide real-time interactive remote learning classes, ensuring accessibility and flexibility for all students.
Recognizing the significance of the middle school years in a child's development, we focus on fostering a love for learning and preparing students for academic excellence beyond their perceived limits. At Willamette Valley Academy, we empower students to achieve high levels of academic success, instilling in them the skills and confidence to thrive.
Willamette Valley Academy is a school for those who are engaged in significant pursuits beyond the traditional school classroom. Our mission is to support motivated students to have the opportunity to be challenged to excel and achieve.
Our definition of student success combines academic achievement, character and high quality work. We believe that academic success is built on strong character qualities of collaboration, perseverance, responsibility and compassion, and that character is shaped through engaging and challenging academic work.
Our Approach and Strategic Plan
Encouraging academic excellence is the heart of our school. Our students learn from teachers who are not only leaders in their fields but are also individuals who truly love their work.
Based on our mission statement, our school’s strategic plan and strengths include:
- Ensuring Academic Excellence by strengthening curriculum and pedagogy in all disciplines.
- Ensuring the centrality of conversation between inspiring, challenging, caring teachers with curious, hard-working, engaged students.
- Keeping small class-sizes (1:8 teachers to students’ ratio).
- Giving individualized attention to students.
- Training students in critical thinking (as opposed to rote memorization).
- Fostering a sense of self-respect and self-reliance in students.
- Fostering a culture of respect, tolerance, and kindness.
- Encouraging teamwork and effective collaboration by intentionally designing it a part of our learning activity.
- Assuring that our extracurricular offerings provide our students with opportunities to explore their particular talents and interests outside the classroom, with special emphasis on science, math, and computer science; increasing interdisciplinary studies; and expanding opportunities for students to distinguish themselves in areas of special interest or ability.