Silverleaf School is a progressive elementary and middle school that provides individualized project-based instruction to students in grades one through eight .  Students are provided a progressive education in an environment with small student-to-teacher ratios.  Students learn at an individualized pace from STEM-integrated, project-based curricula.  Silverleaf fosters creative expression, innovation and teamwork.  Every student is recognized, celebrated,  supported and rewarded every day at Silverleaf School.

At Silverleaf, all students gain knowledge in STEM, art, music, physical health and wellness, and foreign language as part of our core curriculum .  We offer an unparalleled learning experience for students and families in the mid-Willamette Valley.

There is no ceiling for what can be learned at Silverleaf as our instructors are knowledgeable in teaching their subject area(s) at levels far beyond what students may encounter in typical elementary or middle school environments.

Our approach to learning inherently supports differentiation, compaction and acceleration to support asynchrony in students who have a mismatch in abilities across subject areas and/or cognitive, emotional and physical development.

We inspire personal attributes of: Respect, Originality, Communication, Kindness, Empathy, Trustworthiness, Boldness, Open-mindedness and Teamwork.

We utilize proficiency-based reporting methods to monitor progress, and the Silverleaf BLAST (Badging for Learning, Aptitudes, Skills and Talents) Program to  recognize individual student effort and achievement.

Our school is an active and collaborative learning space that encourages movement, teamwork, exploration, and self-awareness.


Registration for 2022-23 opens February 7, 2022.  Please complete the form on our Contact page.  We will connect with you to set up a tour of the school with you and your child(ren).  The next step is for your child(ren) to spend a day with us at school.  If both school and family believe it is a good fit, the student will be invited for admission.  There is a one-time registration fee to reserve a seat and several tuition payment options.

We specialize in providing a supportive and individualized education experience to students who thrive in a small, hands-on, non-traditional education setting.  While we do provide a level of emotional and social support not found at other schools, we are not able to admit students with significant behavioral issues.  If you have questions, please contact us to schedule a time to discuss your child’s needs and let you know what we can and cannot offer.


We have a dedicated Board of Trustees who understand giftedness first-hand and who care about the mission of our school.  Members of the Board are experienced in non-profit administration, education administration and oversight, policy development, and non-profit financial management.  This group provides sound and knowledgeable leadership to Silverleaf School.

Shalee Hodgson, Chair

Derek Brown, Vice-Chair

Gary Mueller, Treasurer

Leslie Hayase

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