Tuition Rates & Assistance


 It is our privilege to provide an exceptional Christian education at Portland Adventist Elementary School. Our operating budget is based on the support of three primary sources: (1) The Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, (2) Our 12 constituent (local) churches, and (3) Annual tuition. Subsidies keep tuition as low as possible. See Tuition Assistance (below) for need-based aid. We are a non-profit organization.

Tuition Assistance

We understand the expense of a high-quality, Christian education can be a hardship. PAES offers financial support to families needing assistance. We partner with FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment for all giving considerations. We also strongly urge family support.

FACTS Grant and Aid Assessment

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We request FACTS Assessments be completed as soon as possible, prior to the next school year. We encourage early submission as we can only apply the funds to the needs we know. The later the submission, the less aid we will have available.

Church Student Aid

Seventh-day Adventist churches are faithful supporters of our schools. At each church’s discretion, attendance, grades and current school payments may be requirements of assistance. Contact your church pastor or educational representative to see if your family is eligible for student aid. Community members, your church may also offer financial assistance opportunities, we encourage you to inquire.

PAES Student Assistance

Our worthy student fund is supported by alumni, friends of PAES, and our School Board who feel strongly about our school, it’s mission, and the children we serve. Based on your family’s FACTS Assessment, you may be eligible for PAES Assistance.

The following tuition discounts are available without FACTS assessments:
  • Pre-pay Rebate (5% discount for paying the year’s tuition in full)
  • 3 Student Family Discount (discount for three or more siblings enrolled)
  • SDA Member Church Scholarship
  • Oregon Conference Employee Benefit

NOTE: The pre-pay rebate is not available to families requesting tuition assistance.

Payment Methods
  • Cash, Check, or Money Order
  • Sign up for automatic withdrawal (ACH)
  • Credit/Debit Card payment + 3% processing fee (can be done in-person or over the phone)

Interested in signing up for automatic withdrawal tuition payments? View, download or print the PAES Debit Authorization Form HERE.

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