Sherwood Charter School is a school of choice serving students in grades K-8. We are a small, close-knit school, where we get to know one another and celebrate each other’s successes. We believe in cultivating students’ hearts as well as their minds to foster high academic achievement and a positive school climate.
Known for excellence and innovation, Sherwood Charter School has deployed technology throughout all grade levels to supplement learning and research. Our character development program H.E.A.R.T. (honor, empathy, accountability, respect and teamwork) is woven into everything we do, and in all grades our academic programs cultivate a strong love of learning.
Born from a desire to provide a different approach to a quality education, Sherwood Charter School opened its doors to 32 students in Kindergarten through 2nd grade in September 2005. Originally an offshoot from MITCH Charter School in Tigard, Sherwood Charter School became an entirely separate entity in June 2009, governed by its own Board of Directors.
Through the dedication of this board, the talented faculty and staff, and the loving efforts and support of students’ parents, that commitment to academic excellence continues today. Now in over fourteen years of operation, SCS has grown to serve students in Kindergarten through 8th grade and has consistently earned the ranking of “Outstanding” by the Oregon Department of Education.
Our Mission and Vision
Sherwood Charter School is a K-8 school of choice, providing a rigorous academic experience through integrated curriculum and instruction. SCS maintains a nurturing environment with small class sizes and an emphasis on practical applications of what is learned.
Our vision is to forge highly competent, principled leaders who are life-long learners, empowered to live up to their potential and make a positive impact on their community and the world. SCS practices a rigorous, integrated curriculum that focuses on hands-on experiences.
“Not your average school. Great academic and character building programs. Small class sizes.”
“Great public school that is as demanding as a private school. Intellectually curious children who like to be challenged will thrive here. Excellent parent support and great staff.”
“This is a great school. Academics are taught at a high level in the most interesting ways possible. My children look forward to their classes and are proud of what they’ve learned and are currently learning. They wear their school uniforms with pride and have learned that hard work and good character will receive positive acknowledgement.”
“A small knit school community where teachers know and actually care about your child. The middle school is a gem. My child who just graduated had a wonderful experience in Middle School and developed bonding with the teachers there. I know that she is well prepared for high school.”
“Sherwood Charter School is made amazing because of the teachers. They are dedicated to our kids and go above and beyond to make a positive impact. With lack of State funding, the school doesn’t have as many resources, but the teaching staff makes up the difference. My child is a happier and more successful student because of this school.”
“Sherwood Charter School is a great school, especially for middle school students. My son is in 6th grade this year and he enjoys subjects that didn’t interest him at his previous school. The teachers are very caring and dedicated to giving your child the best education possible. School projects are fun and the lessons are engaging. SCS embraces artistic expression, even in the core classes because many of the projects involve drawing and creating models.”
“Sherwood Charter School is a great place to learn and engaging for all learners! The staff is dedicated to the well being of each and every student and family. The teachers are enthusiastic and highly involved!”