Enrollment Update – April 2019

We are almost full for the 2019-2020 school year. We have a few openings in the Pumas (4-5 years old) classroom. Please email us to schedule a tour.

Tour Dates for enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year will be published later in the summer.

Overview & Applications

Escuela Viva is a year round program, with children new to our program typically starting in September. Maximum enrollment for each classroom is determined by licensing guidelines for the particular age group and room size. Changes in attendance during the academic year can only be made based on available space. Mid-year openings are filled as they become available.

We are always accepting waitlist applications. From January through April, we focus on filling our classrooms for the coming fall, though anyone is welcome to join the waitlist at any time on the off chance we have a mid-year opening. Your waitlist application is valid until your child is placed, ages out or you asked to be removed.

The Admission Process

Take a Tour

The best first step toward deciding if Escuela Viva is right for your child is to attend an Open Tours. Open Tours give you and your family an opportunity to visit the school, hear more about our program and ask questions. We do not typically offer individual tours to families as this can be a disruption for our current children and their classroom experience.

Attending an open tour without your child is truly in your child’s best interest. Your child will want to freely explore and you will want to listen and ask questions. It is also important that Open Tour attendees honor the current classroom communities, their materials, and any work they may have in progress. This can be difficult to manage with curious children in tow.

Click here to see when the next Open Tours are scheduled. Please call the afternoon of the scheduled open tour to ensure there are not changes to this scheduled tour 503 282 2091.

Complete a Waitlist Application

Click here and then click “Get Started” to complete the application online. There is a $50 application fee, which can be paid online or via check sent to:

Escuela Viva
Waitlist Application
PO Box 15067
Portland, OR 97293

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Please email us with any additional questions:

Administration: admin@escuela-viva.com
Director: director@escuela-viva.com


Development is a very dynamic process. A child comes into the world fully equipped to learn all that they will learn in their lifetime. Providing a loving and nurturing environment that takes into account all of their needs is also a dynamic process. Read More

For Tuition Rates for 2018-2019 school year (click here)

For Tuition Rates for 2019-2020 school year (click here)

New rates go into effect in July for new families and September for continuing families.


Half days (8am-12:30pm)
Full days (8am-5pm)

We do offer limited 7:30am – 4:30pm or 8:30am – 5:30pm check-in / check-out times. Please inquire with the administrative team about availability of these two alternative schedules.

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Living Wages Campaign

Beginning in 2016, we began increasing staff wages, with the goal of $15.00 an hour as our minimum wage. Read More

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