Mission Statement

The mission of the Portland School of Experiential Education (pdXed) is to offer an experience-based, process-oriented, individualized, engaging and developmentally appropriate approach to learning within a small, nurturing, multi-age, progressive learning community. We value the development of authentic relationships and support a student/teacher partnership model. We follow and respect the child’s interests by utilizing a negotiated curriculum based on student inquiry. Through the nurturing of innate curiosities and exchanging of ideas, within an active, collaborative and cooperative learning environment, pdXed is committed to fostering a life-long love of learning.