Welcome from the Director

Thank you for your interest in Carden Cascade Academy; a private school where children receive a classical, formalized, and joyful education. Carden Cascade Academy is one of many schools nationwide using the highly acclaimed Carden® Method along with the entire Carden® Curriculum. The goal of a Carden® teacher is to instill the desire to read, write, speak, and listen accurately in their students. The students are guided to develop good work habits, and stamina in their daily work. A Carden® teacher cultivates the thinking mind through high achievements in language arts and the interrelationship of the core subjects of the curriculum. A Carden® teacher educates with respect to the individuality of each student in the classroom, and fosters a respectful mind in the child to the individuality of their peers.

Our teachers regularly attend educational programs for professional development offered by the Carden Educational Foundation. Our membership in the Oregon Federation of Independent Schools supports our strong interest in contributing to a sound educational environment for the children of Portland and neighboring communities.

We welcome your visit by appointment. Come view the setting in which the rapport among teachers and children warms the heart of the learner for years beyond the school experience. It is the Carden® educational experience that has long been preparing our students for prosperity.


“Life is a joy, and so should be learning” 

                                         – Mae Carden

Open House for prospective families Thursday, April 24th 6:30pm

Parent Assembly 3rd - Jr. High Science Fair April 25th 8:30am

2014 National School Spelling Bee
1st Place - Vipanchi Mungara

2014 National Geographic School Geography Bee
1st Place - Namrata Venkatesan
2nd - Vishwesh Krishnamurthy
3rd - Emerson Montgomery

The students of Carden Cascade Academy donated $380.23 to: 
With that money we were able to help build 1 mile of water pipeline, provide safe water and sanitation for families, and tool kits to maintain a village water point in India!
Thank you Luda Isakharov for organizing and running the bottle drive and raffle!

Congratulations to

2013 Kangaroo Math Winners

National Award - Alan Kappler, 2nd Grade   
2nd Place State - Aditya Narayan, 1st Grade       3rd Place State - Siddhi Nirgude, 1st Grade 
3rd Place State - Joy Yun, 5th Grade


Stanford 10 Testing Results

 3rd Grade scored 20% nationally

4th Grade scored 15% nationally

5th Grade scored 12% nationally

6th Grade scored  8% nationally