Our Mission

The Village Free School is a private, independent, non-profit school in Portland, Oregon. We operate democratically and provide traditional academics alongside holistic, informal character building for children ages 5 to 18.

Free School Graduate

The Village Free School has a unique Culmination Process, in which students design and complete four projects over the course of a year.

Our most recent graduate, Josephina, chronicled her process in a blog. We invite you to share in her journey, celebrate her growth, and see firsthand how VFS encourages students to be the architects of their own lives. Click HERE to view blog.

Enrollment

We have very limited space available for the 2016-17 school year. If you're interested in enrolling, please fill out the online admissions application or email info@villagefreeschool.org for more information.

Statement of Non-discrimination

The Village Free School admits students of any race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. This public benefit corporation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs, employment policies, election of officers, membership, or election to the Council