Why Choose Gladstone Schools?

 “Gladstone has the programs to help the serious student thrive, and the student who needs extra help the opportunity to succeed.” — Gladstone parent

Looking for the right fit for your child? Consider Gladstone Schools, providing a whole-child education in a friendly, small-town community.

A personal education experience:  In Gladstone, no student is a number.  When you enter the school, our team knows you and your child. This small community enables us to better meet your student’s unique needs — just one reason we have one of the highest graduation rates in Oregon.

• Full-day Kindergarten:  With many years experience in full-time kindergarten, we provide a well-rounded program that includes weekly Music, Physical Education, Technology, and Art. The program is housed at our renowned early childhood center, the Gladstone Center for Children & Families, designed for the unique needs of our youngest students.

• Chinese Program:  Students in grades 9-12 have the opportunity to experience the Mandarin language and Chinese culture, taught by a bilingual teacher from China. Two years of Chinese is offered, and 4 years of Spanish is another option for World Language study.

• AP & College Credit classes:  Gladstone High offers students three ways to earn college credits in high school — AP classes (with credit by exam), Dual-credit classes (earning transferrable CCC credits), and Clackamas Community College classes offered in our school building.  With 36 college level courses to choose from, several students have earned more than 65 college credits at Gladstone High, saving money while getting a head start on college.

• Career-technical classes: Gladstone High offers 35 hands-on career & technical courses, many with college credits. Because these programs are offered on our campus, no class time is wasted getting there. That means more learning time for Robotics, Graphic Design, Computer Programming, Accounting, Web Design, Medical Terminology, and much more!

• A place to belong:  In Gladstone, we know that mentorship outside the classroom matters as much as academics.  That’s why every school offers clubs, and teams, from middle school Robotics and elementary Choir to the high school Literary Magazine, not to mention 19 competitive athletic teams and music groups.

• Academic Support:  Our schools offer academic support programs at every level.

• More Course Opportunities: GHS students can earn up to 69 college credits in high school, more than in districts with mandatory study hall. Each class meets the state standard, with over 130 instruction hours per course. More class offerings means students can take more electives.