Silverleaf School is a small education environment that provides individualized project-based instruction to students in grades 1-8 in a mixed-age classroom. Silverleaf School is the right environment for eager learners that have aptitudes for STEM and creative expression through the arts.
Our curriculum is proven to be particularly effective for highly gifted learners–allowing differentiation, compaction and acceleration to support the asynchronicity and high intellectual capacity of our students.
We inspire personal attributes of: Respect, Originality, Communication, Kindness, Empathy, Trustworthiness, Boldness, Open-mindedness and Teamwork.
We utilize proficiency-based reporting methods and the Silverleaf BLAST Program to monitor progress and recognize individual student achievement.
Our school is an active and collaborative learning space that encourages movement, teamwork, exploration, and self-awareness.
Our team has first-hand experience of growing up gifted, and seeks to understand and support the needs of each student and family.
Please complete the Contact form to set up an individual tour. Potential students will spend a day with us at school prior to registration.
More information regarding admissions is available on the Contact page.
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
Office and Classroom Assistant
Ali spent the past 5 years helping students with learning and physical disabilities and knows how difficult it can be for everyone to conform to one way of learning. She has served at Oregon School for the Deaf, Green Acres Farm Sanctuary, and Project ABLE. Ali believes that how well you connect with those around you shows them you understand their needs.
STEAM Exploration Instructor
Mike graduated Oregon State University with a Bachelor’s in Applied and Computational Mathematics in 2018 and immediately began teaching at private schools. He has taught AP Calculus I and II as well as AP Physics. He’s currently preparing to take his P-test to get into the actuarial field.
Spanish Instructor and
Karen is the founder and administrator of Silverleaf School. She has 25 years of experience in program development, project management and non-profit administration. Karen is knowledgeable about the the needs of gifted learners and best practices in gifted education. She has first-hand experience in navigating the complexities of parenting and educating gifted children. Growing support for the gifted community is her passion.
Karen has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from Western Oregon University. She has taught in a variety of institutions and organizations in her career, including private school settings. She has provided instruction to learners of all ability levels and ages from preschool to adult.