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: The Oregon Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, 12 constituent (local) churches and 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.

Every Child Deserves to Know Christ Grant

This grant is available to incoming Kindergarten and 1st grade students as an introduction to Seventh-Day Adventist education. If previously enrolled, the grant can be re-applied for as part of the student’s continuing education. Grant requirements include: FACTS submission, SDA church participation, school participation and family commitment.

Church Student Aid

Seventh-day Adventist churches are faithful supporters of our schools. At each churches 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:
  • Prepay 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 prepay rebate is not available to families requesting tuition assistance.

Payment Methods
  • Cash or check
  •  Sign up for automatic withdrawal (ACH) before the end of September and receive a single, onetime $25 credit (does not reset per school year).

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

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