Creative Science School

critical thinkers, courageous problem-solvers, compassionate community builders

A K-8 school for families who want their children to learn problem-solving skills in a constructivist environment.

Creative Science School is a focus option Portland Public School for children in grades K-8. Students are encouraged to be independent thinkers, learners, and problem solvers. Our students develop and demonstrate the ability to create questions, formulate solutions, and apply results throughout their lives. At CSS, we believe that children learn best when they explore and discover on their own, constructing their knowledge through hands-on experiences and problem solving. 

School Day

Breakfast: 8:30am
Mid-level First Bell: 8:40am
Mid-level Start Time: 8:45am
K-5 First Bell: 8:55am
K-5 Start Time: 9:00am
Dismissal: 3:15pm 

Visit the PPS Creative Science School website for the most up-to-date school information!

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Information Nights for Prospective CSS Students

February 7, 6-7 pm Kindergarten Focus

February 12, 6-7pm First-Seventh Grade Focus

(Childcare is not provided for these events)

Once the lottery is run in the Spring. You will be notified by email and letter by the Office of Enrollment and Transfer.