Our Mission

Portledge School offers a competitive college preparatory program in a warm, inclusive community. Students are inspired to realize their individual potential by developing the critical thinking skills and moral courage necessary for lifelong learning in an increasingly complex world.

Portledge School defines Moral Courage as: Acting with Kindness, Purpose, Honor, and Respect while recognizing such actions may not be easy.

Our Vision

Portledge School is an independent, pre-nursery through twelfth grade preparatory day school. The school’s coordinated sequential programs, beginning with the Reggio Emilia program in Early Childhood, provide a rigorous academic environment, preparing students to live responsible and productive lives. Dedicated teachers use small class size to deliver knowledge based on inquiry and inspired by a student-centered learning approach. Individual talents are nurtured through the arts, athletics, and a variety of community and travel programs that all emphasize the Portledge Pillars of kindness, purpose, honor, and respect.

The Portledge Pillars

As Portledge citizens, the four pillars of Kindness, Purpose, Honor and Respect guide daily life. These pillars support our mission statement which references explicitly moral courage, inclusion and realizing one's potential. They are the core of character development here and guide the programs in place outside the classroom. These fundamental values are designed to help students reflect on their inner self, better relate to others and how they understand and interact with the larger world.

State of the School: School Culture / Campus Life

Former President of the Board of Trustees, Stephen Palacios, and Head of School, Simon Owen-Williams, share their thoughts and answer community questions about the state of Portledge School. In this segment, the topic is centered on School culture / Campus Life.

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