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 Nights

Creative Science School K-8 is a Portland Public School. As a Focus Option school, all enrollment is handled through the Office of Enrollment and Transfer and the lottery process. To learn more about Creative Science School, we invite you to attend one of our information sessions this winter. Attendance at these sessions are not required in order to apply for the lottery, but please know that we are unable to provide private tours or classroom visits outside of these times. We begin enrollment in Kindergarten and have limited transfer spots available for first through seventh grades.

Information Night Dates for the 2019-2020 school year:

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.

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.