Our curriculum is based on a "learn through play" philosophy. Our teachers use the classroom environment and learning centers to promote hands-on learning, and they dedicate a significant portion of classroom time to play. GPPS teachers believe that the co-op model provides an enriching and positive learning experience. They view the collaboration between teachers and parents as a team effort that provides children with the confidence to excel to their greatest potential. Our teachers are excited about the hands on learning curriculum and parent involvement at GPPS, and they look forward to a wonderful school year.
Enrollment year begins each September and ends each May or the first week of June (depending on the Portland Public School District's calendar). Open registration begins during our open house in January, and continues until all spaces are full. A wait list is available after programs are full for those wishing to be contacted as spaces are available.
A non profit cooperative preschool at
5815 SW Gillcrest Court, Portland OR 97219
Gabriel Park Preschool
is a nonprofit cooperative preschool for children ages 2-5 years old. GPPS was established in 1963, and is one of SW Portland's longest running cooperative preschools.
Parent involvement gives GPPS a rich, nurturing environment while also keeping tuition low. Cooperative preschools such as GPPS offer many benefits to both children and parents.
"Learn through play" Philosophy
Socialization and Group Skills
Environmentally Conscious Classroom