Czech School of Portland was founded on April 18, 2012 by Katerina Bohadlova, Lida and Teresa O’Donnell. These courageous women united several playdate groups in the Portland area and created an educational institution with much larger impact than playtime sessions in Czech language. First official classes were open in September 2012, and the school has been operating since.
The school is administered by a Board of Directors composed of four volunteers from the Czech community.
Our classes take place at the Brentwood-Darlington Community Center every Saturday from 9AM to 11AM and are usually followed by an hour of either choir practice or School by Play. Both after school programs are open to public.
We have around 20 children enrolled in four classes, and our teachers are native speakers with professional background in education. Built on the model of the Czech Schools Without Borders and in agreement with the official Czech education plan, we work with textbooks and materials used at public schools in the Czech Republic. In addition, we supplement those with teaching materials and individually prepared work sheets.
The number of students in each class is small, and teachers give an individual attention to each student. Currently, we do not provide classes for adults.
Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy Regarding Students
The Czech School of Portland admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.