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Chiquitos School

11675 Southwest Butner Road
Portland, OR 97225

(503) 641-7717


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Philosophy & Approach

School Philosophy

From the Director:

Chiquitos' educational approach was developed right here, based in over 25 years of research, it has grown from many different approaches into a style that places the child at the center of a circle containing each of the six components of development.

Quality of Teaching

Individualized Teaching: From the Director

Each child is allowed to learn at their own pace, while helped along and never left behind. Teacher/student ratio is such that each child experiences lots of individual time with their teacher so that students who are struggling are brought along in a friendly and gentle way.

Day in the Life

General School Mission

Embracing the Spirit
Challenging the Mind
Through Spanish Immersion

A Typical Day

Students rotate through the warm campus and school, through many exciting classrooms. They interact in ways that challenge each aspects of their learning brains. They do crafts, sing, run, play, invent, read, write, talk and count... all in Spanish. The qualified team of native Spanish speaking teachers instruct and love the students, helping them along through their individual learning pace.

Home-School Connection

Parents Say They are Encouraged to:

  • Hold social events at the school to build community
  • Fundraise
  • Are required to make donations ourselves
  • Volunteer in the classroom


Separation is Handled through:

  • Pre-entry meetings with parents at school
  • Small group sessions
  • Parents in classroom early on
  • Abbreviated schedule at start of school year