Recent cuts in public school funding, classes being removed from schools across the city, and full school closures have created an uptick in admissions. “There has been an increase in families looking for another solution,” said Mr. Jim Riedl, principal of PLS. “Our small class sizes, individualized attention, and high academic scores have been a draw for new families.”
On April 20th, the Oregonian reported that 344 positions would be cut from the Beaverton School District, stating that class sizes would increase and certain sports would no longer be funded in an effort to slice nearly $37 million from the 2012-13 public school budget.
As a private school, PLS is funded through private tuition and volunteer efforts, immune from public school budget cuts. PLS offers a safe learning environment and opportunities for student involvement in music, sports, in-house library and extracurricular activities. The average PLS student ranks in the top academic 5% nationally.
Nutrition is another issue that is top of mind for families. Recent studies of school lunches across the nation have uncovered a trend in high caloric, low-nutritional lunches being offered to children. “Our healthy lunch program is a win-win for the kids and their families” said Cynthia Dixon, School Lunch Coordinator at PLS. "Everything we serve is always homemade, right down to the salad dressings for our daily salads."
Potential parents visiting the open house are invited to have a complementary lunch during their tour over the lunch hour (11am-12:30pm)
“2013 marks our 33rd year of operation,” highlights Mr. Riedl. “We are in growth mode and excited to welcome new families.”
For more information on the open house, contact the school office at 503-644-8697.
About Pilgrim Lutheran School
Pilgrim Lutheran School is a Christian day school, serving girls & boys from preschool through eighth grade. Pilgrim Lutheran School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. For more or information call our school office 503-644-8697 or email school.office@
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