Creative Science School

critical thinkers, courageous problem-solvers, compassionate community builders


Your child can begin at Creative Science School in kindergarten or transfer in at any grade level. There are typically 50 kindergarten slots available each year and a handful of spaces available in grades 1-8.

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. 

Once the lottery is run in the spring, you will be notified by email and letter by the Office of Enrollment and Transfer.

How To Apply

Enrollment at Creative Science School is managed by the Portland Public Schools transfer process, which conducts a lottery for all transferring students. For further information on the transfer process, check the PPS website, or contact the Enrollment and Transfer Center, 503-916-3205. The school choice lottery opens in early February and continues for approximately one month (exact dates TBA).

Before and After School Care

Before and after school care is provided onsite by Camp Fire USA. For more information, visit their site or call Kat Crossland, Site Supervisor, at 503-209-2927.