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 for Prospective CSS Students

If you are planning to enroll a sibling of a current CSS student, please know it’s not mandatory to attend an info session.

In order to enroll a sibling you need to apply for the lottery online any time from February 8th – March 8th:  You’ll need your current CSS student’s ID number.

*If you plan to enroll a sibling for the 2019-20 school year, please also reply to Creative Science School with your new student’s name and incoming grade. This is for our planning purposes only and is not related to the lottery application.