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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204



6820 SW 45th Ave
Portland, OR 97219


Sprout Academy, Coordinator


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Sprout Academy Preschool

Click for Class Offerings for 2015-2016

Enrollment for the 2015-2016 school year is open now and we still have spots open! 

Please call the program manager, Shannon Scorgie at 503-823-2848 for more information and to reserve your spot!

* No paperwork necessary at registration- Information packets will be collected from registered families prior to school starting this fall so we have the most up to date information when school starts. A $35 non-refundable registration fee is due at the time of registration. Spots fill quickly!*


Welcome to the Sprout Academy at Southwest Community Center!


About the Program
The Sprout Academy is a school-year long educational preschool program at Southwest Community Center. Our teaching philosophy is Children Learn Through Play, infused with hands-on lessons of what it means to be green and how we can each do our part. By being role-models & leading by example, Sprout instructors teach students the importance of reducing, reusing, re-purposing, and recycling as well as simple concepts of sustainability. Students cumulatively build on the lessons they have learned throughout the year and are well-prepared for their next adventure whether it be moving up to the 3's class, going into Pre-K, or heading off to Kindergarten!

What is a Green Preschool?
In spring 2010, the Sprout Academy became certified Eco-Healthy by the Oregon Environmental Council. In addition to our green-focused curriculum, the physical environment where our students learn is a healthy setting for their growing minds and bodies. Sprout teachers, the program manager, and SWCC's building director worked together to bring the classroom setting up to the OEC's standards for an Eco-Healthy Child Care. From the paint on the walls to the cleaning products we use to the educational materials on the shelves, Sprout Academy is a safe place for your child to learn and play. To learn more, visit the Oregon Environmental Council's website on Eco-Healthy Child Care programs.

Southwest Community Center
6820 SW 45th Avenue
Portland, OR 97219
Located in Gabriel Park, on the corner of 45th Ave & Vermont

Southwest Community Center: 503-823-2840
Sprout Academy Program Manager: Shannon Scorgie 503-823-2848