Interested in The Ivy School for 2017-18?

Complete The Ivy School 2017-18 Lottery Application.

Be sure to write legibly and complete and return both sides of page 2 of the document (page 1 contains the  Frequently Asked Questions listed below). The application is an Adobe PDF with fill-able fields. Be sure and confirm that your entries are saved if you submit the form electonically.

Enrollment into the Ivy School is by lottery. All applicants must apply to the school by completing an Ivy School Lottery Application. Lottery applications are accepted  January 9th – March 17th 2017. It does not matter when you return your Lottery Application so long as it is received by 6:00 pm March 17thh or postmarked March 17th. If you still have questions after reading this contact us at info@theivyschool.com.

Lottery Applications must be received or postmarked by 6:00 pm on March 17th.

There are three ways to submit Lottery Applications:

  1. in person at our campus offices, 4212 NE Prescott St. or 26 NE Morris St. by 6:00 pm 3/17/17
  2. by mail, postmarked by March 17th, 2017
  3. scanned and sent by e-mail to info@theivyschool.com by 6:00 pm 3/17/17

When and where is the lottery held?

The 2017-18 lottery will be Friday April 7th, 2017 at 4:00 pm at our Prescott Campus. Lottery results will be emailed within 10 business days of the lottery.

Who can apply to The Ivy School?

Children entering first through eighth grades can apply. By State Charter law, we must first serve all students from the district in which we reside (Portland Public School District). Students who reside out of the district but in the state of Oregon will be placed on the waiting list after all in-district applicants have been placed from the lottery. Students who reside outside of Oregon may be eligible to attend The Ivy School by paying tuition, as The Ivy School cannot use state funds to subsidize education for out of state resident students. Children applying for first grade need to be 6 years old by September 1st.

Is Ivy one of the choices in the Portland Public School (PPS) lottery?

No. The Ivy School lottery is separate from the PPS lottery, so we are NOT one of your choices in the PPS lottery.

How many spaces do you have each year?

Generally speaking, most spaces are available at the 1st grade level since that is the entry point for the Ivy School. The specific number varies year to year depending on how many siblings of current students are entering the incoming 1st grade class. Grades 2nd through 8th may or may not have openings, depending on matriculation of current students and siblings of currently enrolled students interest in enrolling. We encourage you to complete a lottery application if you are interested in The Ivy School. 

What are my chances of getting a spot?

We will not know the number of applicants until after  the 3/17/17 application deadline.  If there are more applicants than spaces available, state law requires Ivy to conduct a lottery. When all grade level openings are filled, we will continue to draw names and put them in the order drawn on the Ivy wait list by grade level.  Keep in mind, not everyone that receives a space through the lottery chooses to

enroll. Should parents decline placement or move out of the area, the wait list will be activated. We encourage you to complete a lottery application if you are interested in The Ivy School. 

If I filled out a lottery form last year and was wait listed, do I need to fill out another form for this year’s lottery?

Yes, if you want your child to attend Ivy in 2017-18 you must complete at lottery application. The waiting list does NOT carry over to the next school year.

What if I was on the wait list in 2016-17?

The wait list does NOT carry over to 2017-18. You need to submit a new lottery application for the 2017-18 school year.

If multiple siblings (including twins) apply to The Ivy School for the upcoming school year, does that mean if one gets picked in the lottery, all the siblings get a spot?

Unfortunately, no. Every grade has their own lottery and twin siblings are regarded individually. One of your children may be offered enrollment, while another one is wait listed in the order selected in the lottery drawing.

If my child is enrolled at Ivy, will his/her siblings get preference in the future?

Yes. Siblings may apply the following year(s) without applying through the lottery (but please complete the form), as long as they have a sibling currently enrolled. Siblings are only admitted when there is a space available in the grade they seek. Should there not be an opening, the sibling will be put on the waiting list.


Interested in enrolling now?

If you would like to enroll (on a space available basis) or be added to the Ivy School waiting list for 2016-17, please fill out this form:



If you wish to unenroll your child from The Ivy School, please  complete a

Withdrawal Form.