Welcome to Sauvie Island Academy!

We are a K-8 public charter school located on scenic Sauvie Island just outside of Portland, Oregon. Through the philosophy of place-based education, Sauvie Island Academy offers a unique educational experience to all our students. We give our students the opportunity to learn through the values of stewardship and by using the community and natural surroundings as a learning environment that extends beyond the classroom, immersing children in the local heritage and cultural landscape.

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Exciting News!! Here is the rendering of the new building for 6th-8th grades!

New Building!
New Building!Thank you, Joyce Miller Owens Foundation!

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We’re using QR codes to go to online drawing tutorials in Drawing Club today! Adorable elves, penguins, cups of hot cocoa and abominable snowpeople! #steam #sauvieislandacademy #drawing #art #scappoose #makerspace ... See MoreSee Less

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Sauvie Middle Schoolers visited the Oregon Food Bank today to help out. #placedbasededucation #sauvieislandacademy #charterschool #sauvieisland #oregonfoodbank #scappoose ... See MoreSee Less

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Curious about the papermaking images from yesterday!? Read this press release written by 6th Grade Student Gracie N.:

"The 6th grade did a paper reusing project. Over the course of one week we collected about 3,000 pieces of paper from recycle bins around the school and 1,400 of them still had one side that can be reused. Another thing we did was make painted paper for younger grades to use in their classrooms and the art room (we did this by painting one side of recycled paper), we also made new paper out of recycled scraps by blending water and strips of paper and then put the blended mixture on a screen and rolling it out and ironing it. The reason we did this raise awareness of how much paper we are using in the school and new ways to use and reuse paper. And make the world a better place!

Moving forward,we are going to make a p.a.p.e.r team (people and paper,environmentally responsible).This team will make boxes to put in every classroom where students will put one sided paper. We will also make posters and skits to share with the school as a public service announcement. The purpose of this is to have a more efficient use of paper at are school."
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Paper making, paper painting, & ART all in the name of recycling & improving our local community! #art #steam #sauvieislandacademy #sauvieisland #placebasededucation #scappoose @ Sauvie Island Academy ... See MoreSee Less

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Sauvie Island Academy – 14445 NW Charlton Rd, Portland, OR 97231 – Phone: (503) 621-342 – email