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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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Portland Parks Preschool

Enroll in the 2019–2020 school year now.

Portland Parks & Recreation is dedicated to providing a play-based, child-centered educational preschool program for ages 3-5 years old. Play is an important avenue for learning. It is our goal to honor where each child is in their development and to make goals to foster the individual child's growth and development. It is our belief that ALL children want to be successful; we are committed to providing guidance that supports each child and classroom.

Registration Process

Please visit St. Johns Community Center or call 503-823-3192 to register.

Waitlist Information

If a preschool class is full, we encourage you to put your child’s name on the waiting list for the appropriate age group. Your child’s name will remain on the waiting list throughout the school year. You will be called if there is an opening for your child.

Please call and remove your child’s name from the waiting list if you are no longer interested in a space. This allows us to reach those who are interested sooner. Also, it is your responsibility to contact us with updated information if your address or phone number changes. Waitlists do not roll over from previous year.


To secure a spot, a $35 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of registration.

Preschool | Age 3-4 | Must be 3 years old by September 1, 2019.
M W F • 8:30-11:15am • $180/mo
Tu Th • 8:30-11:15am • $130/mo

Pre-Kindergarten | Age 4-5 | Must be 4 years old by September 1, 2019.
M W F • 12:15-3:00pm • $180/mo
Tu Th • 12:15-3:00pm • $130/mo

Check the links for more information about classes and fees:

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Portland Parks & Recreation recognizes that some residents of the City of Portland may require financial assistance to participate in our programming. We believe all preschool-age children should have access to educational opportunities in their community. If the cost of Portland Parks Preschool is out of your reach, we encourage you to speak to our staff about scholarship opportunities that may align the price to your family’s budget. 

Monthly Due Dates

Portland Parks Preschool classes run September to June. The total amount for the year has been divided into nine equal monthly payments. The first month’s fee is due August 1, with the remaining payments due October 1 through May 1. Payments are due by the first day of the month. You are always welcome to pay in advance, for the term or for the entire school year.