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Top 10 Reasons to Attend Arco Iris

As a tuition-free public charter school, Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School is open to all K-5 students from the greater Beaverton area. Our mission is to grow the bilingual leaders of tomorrow through immersive language learning and a balanced, whole-child approach. Here are 10 reasons families are happy they chose our small, community school.

1. We’re a Top Oregon Charter School

For many years running, we’ve been considered one of Oregon’s top charter schools according to Our exceptional ratings from current and past families, as well as our exceeding scores in reading and math benchmark testing are evidence of our excellence in action. 

2. Rich, Immersive Spanish Language Learning

Our highly effective immersion model develops nimble bilingual and biliterate students. 80% of our Kindergarten students’ day is taught in Spanish. Spanish instruction decreases to 65% of the day by 5th grade, making way for both English and Spanish skills to strengthen and solidify.  

3. Certified and Native Spanish Speaking Teachers

All Arco Iris Spanish Immersion School teachers are experienced, credentialed elementary teachers. Many of our teachers are also native Spanish speakers, giving students the advantage of learning authentic pronunciation and vocabulary. 

4. True Multicultural Setting

Our diversity is our greatest asset. Arco Iris is a beautiful community of cultures, languages and traditions that whole-heartedly embraces and strives for diversity, equity and inclusion. 

5. Rigorous Academics

Spanish immersion, Singapore Math instruction, language arts, integrated art and music and standards-based social studies and science are the foundation of our balanced and robust curriculum. 

6. Caring, Involved Community

We lean on our amazing community of board members, parent volunteers and staff to make our school the incredible place it is. Our robust PTO organizes fundraising events, carpooling and volunteer opportunities like classroom assistants and lunch and crosswalk duty.

7. Safe, Central Location to the Metro Area

Our bright modern building is located just off highway 217 making the morning drop off and afternoon pick up a snap. Families from SW Portland, Beaverton, Tigard and Tualatin are all able to conveniently make Arco Iris their choice for elementary school. 

8. Before & After School Care

Busy families love our before and after school care option that extends our school philosophy while providing a safe and fun environment for children. Students can arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. and be picked up by 5:30 p.m. 

9. Aligned with Oregon State Standards

By aligning our curriculum with Oregon state standards, we ensure a smooth transition into each student’s middle school of choice. There are no gaps–only advantages. 

10. Child-Centered Philosophy

Every student’s day is enriched with 30 minute PE classes, outdoor play, nourishing meal times and integrated music and art. We take field trips to learn about our local community and regularly create opportunities to give back. Children thrive and bloom in our caring school community.


Enrollment for the 2024-25 school year is happening now and we invite you to learn more about the process by visiting our enrollment page. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out via phone at (503) 372-6052 or send us an email.  We look forward to welcoming you to Arco Iris! 


About Arco Iris

Arco Iris Spanish Immersion is a small tuition-free public charter school providing a rich, immersive Spanish language experience and robust academics in a true multicultural setting. Centrally located off 217, between SW Portland and Tigard, we serve K-5 students in the greater Beaverton area to become bilingual and biliterate leaders of the future. We’re enrolling for Fall 2024-25.