Arbor School follows the letter and spirit of all equal opportunity and civil rights laws.

The Arbor School of Arts & Sciences seeks students of diverse backgrounds, interests, and talents with potential for flourishing in and contributing to a creative and challenging learning community. Admission to the School depends upon appropriately mature intellectual, emotional, and social capacities. Arbor School seeks to realize its goals by admitting students who exhibit distinctive intellectual and creative potential and demonstrate a growing skill for working harmoniously with others. It is ultimately on the basis of the School's evaluation of its ability to enhance the growth of the child and the child's ability to enrich the school community that admission is granted.

An appointment to tour the School and see it in action is the first step in the admissions process. At that time, you will receive an admissions packet. Once all parts of the application have been filed, a parent meeting will be scheduled.

Admissions Information

Independent School Fair at OMSI:

5:30 - 8:00pm at OMSI's main auditorium
Free and open to the public
Independent School Fair at OMSI graphic

Arbor's Open House:

Visit and imagine your child in our beautiful setting, where students are involved in purposeful inquiry, joyful expression, and active stewardship of their learning.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2014 from 1--4pm
Q&A at 2:15 - 3:00pm
No need to RSVP
Children welcome

Parent Tours:

Applications are available at parent tours. To schedule a fall/winter parent tour, please sign up at the
Open House or contact us at 503.638.6399 or after September 15, 2014.

Parent Tour Dates and Times:

8:45-10:15am or 10:30am-12pm on
November 5, 12, 19, 2014
December 3, 4, 10, 11, 2014
January 7, 8, 13, 14, 21, 22, 2015

Application Deadline for 2015-16:


Financial Aid:

If you are interested in applying for financial aid, please speak with Jen Hurley in the Office before mid-January.


$12,500 for the 2014-2015 school year


Primary (K–1st)
Junior (2nd–3rd)
Intermediate (4th–5th)
Senior (6th–7th–8th)

Click here to submit an admission inquiry online.