Silverleaf School is a small education environment that provides individualized project-based instruction to students in grades 1-8 .  Students are organized into cohorts by age:  6-8 and 9-12 years of age, and taught individually and in small groups.  Small student-to-teacher ratios (1:8) allow us to provide individualized education where each student can progress in each subject at an individual pace–students can accelerate, compact, and/or slow down depending on the need of each student.  Silverleaf School is the right environment for eager outside-the-box learners that have aptitudes for STEM and creative expression.

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 the 2021-22 is open.  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.  2021-22 Registration Form

To view the video, click here:  Silverleaf School Virtual Tour

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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