Admissions

Thank you for your interest in joining our community!
Admission to Sojourner School is available to all North Clackamas School District students. The student-teacher ratio for Sojourner is the same as the ratio for all district elementary schools. Due to staffing levels and facility capacity, enrollment is limited to approximately one hundred eighty (180) students. In the event the number of applications exceeds capacity, admissions are determined by lottery.

Here’s how the process works:

  1. Families and students seeking admission to Sojourner are expected to have a clear understanding of and a strong interest in its program. Parents/guardians are strongly encouraged to visit the School and also attend an Informational Meeting to learn more about Sojourner, its mission, programs, structures and the expectations of students and families, prior to submitting an application.
  2. Parents of potential students then submit an online application. The names of all students who have applied are entered into a database by grade level. Note: If you do not have internet access or need assistance with the application process, please call 503-353-5460.
  3. A selection process is used to draw names at random to fill vacant slots. The lottery drawing for Kindergarten admission and its wait list, as well as additions to the waiting list for grades First through Fifth (to be added behind prospective students already on the wait list), generally occurs after March 1st and prior to Spring Break.
  4. All families are notified soon after with letters of the lottery results.

Siblings and Multiple Children at Sojourner

In support of families, Kindergarten siblings of students currently attending Sojourner may be automatically enrolled in the program. When the youngest child leaves Sojourner, any additional future students must reapply for admission. Families with multiple children applying to one grade level are given the opportunity to enroll all of the children. However, if there is only space for one student, the family may decide to enroll one child and place the others in individual spots on the waiting list.

 

Visit the school website in January for the Visitation and Information Meeting dates for next year’s admissions.

Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Tue
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Risley Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Risley Park
Jun 27 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Risley Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic if[...]
Jul
12
Wed
5:00 pm Summer Park Playdate @ Village Green Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Village Green Park
Jul 12 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Village Green Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Jul
20
Thu
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Water Tower Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Water Tower Park
Jul 20 @ 11:00 am
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Water Tower Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Jul
25
Tue
5:00 pm Summer Park Playdate @ Sojourner School Playground
Summer Park Playdate @ Sojourner School Playground
Jul 25 @ 5:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Sojourner School Playground! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic[...]
Aug
4
Fri
11:00 am Summer Park Playdate @ Trillium Park
Summer Park Playdate @ Trillium Park
Aug 4 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Join us for a Sojourner Summer Park Playdate at Trillium Park! It’s a casual and fun way for students and parents to spend time together while school is out for Summer. Bring a picnic if[...]