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The Sisters of St. Mary of Oregon and the faculty and staff of Valley Catholic School, in partnership with our parents, provide excellent, affordable Catholic values-based education to students in the Portland metropolitan area.

Valley Catholic Middle School provides a quality education that affords students many opportunities to excel in scholarship, leadership, character development and service.

Valley Catholic offers a progressive education to prepare young men and women to be lifelong learners and leaders in the 21st century. With an education that speaks to the whole person, Valley Catholic promotes a strong academic tradition of critical thinking, intellectual curiosity and active social responsibility.

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Admissions Information

The admissions process for the 2015-2016 school year begins with the Open House on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. Please refer to the Admissions Timeline for details on the admission process and application deadlines.

Part of the selection process for Valley Catholic Middle School requires that applicants visit Valley Catholic Middle School for one school day, OR attend a student and parent interview at the school.

In addition, the following forms are required:


The 2015-16 middle school tuition is $9,720 for the first child. A multiple child discount is available, deducting $250 for each additional sibling in grades K-12. There is also a $200 registration fee. Financial aid is available.

Academic Program:

Valley Catholic Middle School is a college preparatory school with high academic standards. Students in the sixth, seventh, and eighth grades participate in a specialized program designed to provide them with an age-appropriate transition through the middle school years and to prepare them for the academic challenges they will face in high school and college.

The program’s curriculum follows the requirements outlined in the content standards for the Archdiocese of Portland and the State of Oregon. Curriculum and policies were developed after thorough study of the Valley Catholic High School program and consultation with area public and parochial middle and high schools. In addition, Valley Catholic Middle School has several capstone projects that follow the standards of the IB Middle Years Programme, SUMMA and STEM programs.

Students learn the content outlined in this curriculum guide as part of the school’s program. Individual classroom teachers may add additional units in an effort to enhance the core curriculum. This information, along with any specific classroom procedures, grading policies, or class requirements will be listed on each individual teacher’s class syllabus distributed at the beginning of the academic year.

Valley Catholic Middle School admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin to all rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, financial aid, loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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