Who we are
Portland Public Schools offers arts education in media and visual arts, music, theater and dance to all 78 schools in the district. With 200 arts teachers, we are one of largest organization providing arts education in the state. We offer multiple opportunities for artistic expression from kindergarten through twelfth grade - beginner to pre-professional.
Arts education matters
The arts are fundamental to children's creative expression and their overall growth and learning. Integrated into core curriculum, they enhance comprehension and engagement. On their own, they nurture self-esteem and increase whole-brain activity. The arts are our greatest tools to promote creative thinking in the classroom. Our vision at PPS is to increase equitable access to the arts for all children.