Capitol Hill Elementary School

Capitol Hill Elementary School

Located in South Burlingame neighborhood, up Spring Garden Road, Capitol Hill is the elementary school of Collins View.

Principal: Pam Wilson. pwilson at

WPA mural project - marouflage? Alice in Wonderland,

Jackson Middle School

Located about 3 miles west of Collins View, Jackson is the middle school for our neighborhood. Principal: John Danielson. Grade levels: 6-8.

Woodrow Wilson High School

Located in Hillsdale, Wilson is the high school for our neighborhood.
Principal: Sue Brent
Student Enrollment: 1556

Collins View Elementary School Building

Patrons of the Collins View district, south of downtown Portland, dedicated the Collins View School in 1937. The school was built for about $50,000. It had a big auditorium, gym, three classrooms, health room, library, manual training department and cafeteria. The school closed in 1976 and was later used for community activities.

The school is now Riverdale High School. The Riverdale School District bought the building from the city of Portland in 2001 for $2.5 million plus monthly rent of $10,000 on a 20-year lease. The high school is at 9727 S.W. Terwilliger Blvd. (See section below.)

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Riverdale High School

Riverdale is the high shcool for Riverdale School District (RSD). Riverdale is located in the former Collins View Elementary School.

Long story. Riverdale only had a elementary school for many years, in its own district. Students went from there into Lake Oswego or other school district for High School. But the the State passed a law (year?) that every school district must have a high school in its district, or else it would have to merge with another school district.

Riverdale could not get an exemption from this Law, so it pursued various locations on which to build a high school. Nothing in the law requires the actual building to be inside the boundary of the school district, so RSD rented space at Marylhusrt. Finally, the suplus status of the Collins View School was noted, and RDS entered into a long term agreement with PPS for the use of the building. (Or was the property actually purchased?)

Principal: Paula Robinson, 503-892-0722. probinson at
Student Enrollment:

Riverdale HS on Wikipedia [LINK]

Lewis & Clark College

Lewis & Clark is the largest private liberal arts college in Oregon.

Resources and events for our neighbors

Visit For Our Neighbors for news and information about cultural events and resources available to residents of the Collins View Neighborhood.

Lewis & Clark College Student Life

The Associated Students of Lewis & Clark Executive Council is a group of elected and appointed students who work to improve the student experience at Lewis & Clark College.

The Community Relations Board (CRB) serves as a link between students, representatives of ASLC, and members of the Portland community.

Lewis & Clark Law School

Law School Web Site.

Graduate School of Education and Counseling

Gradute School Web Site. What about Education and Counseling site?

Village Preschool (Defunct)

Village Preschool of Portland, Inc. is a not-for-profit cooperative established in 1955 to provide a supervised play experience for preschool age children and an opportunity for parent education through involvement in the school's programs and activities.

Mary St. Martin (a.k.a. Teacher Mary) has taught in cooperative preschools since 1983. She is assisted by Tamako Simonoff.

The Junior Class, comprised of three and four-year old children, meets Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9:15 A.M. and 11:45 A.M. The Senior Class, comprised primarily of four and five-year old children, meets Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:15 and 11:45 A.M. There is also an optional lunch and play option these days which concludes at 1:15 P.M.

The school is located on the first floor of St. Marks Presbyterian Church at 9750 SW Terwilliger Boulevard. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 516, Lake Oswego, OR 97034. To learn more about the program, please leave a message for the Vice President of Membership at (503) 245-0482

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