Portland Lutheran School is committed to the enlightenment of children through an integrated program of academics, arts, athletics, social activities and spiritual education. PLS employs the rich resources of a college preparatory curriculum, adapted appropriately to early childhood through secondary levels, to encourage students to develop a comprehensive view of their opportunities and roles in an ever-changing society.

Certified teachers work to stimulate intellectual and spiritual curiosity, encourage independent thinking and foster individual responsibility, challenging children to think, reason, question and experiment. In the elementary years, those pursuits are teacher-directed. Moving into the secondary phase, they become more student-driven.