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

Nondiscriminatory Policy

Carden Cascade Academy admits students of any race, color, national, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national, or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic  programs, or other school-administered programs.

Open House
      Preschool through 5th grade       
     Wednesday, July 30th, at 6:30 P.M.                We have limited space available                  for 2014-15    


2014 Stanford 10 Testing Results

3rd Grade scored in the top 12% of the nation

4th Grade scored in the top 13% of the nation

5th Grade scored in the top 14%of the nation

6th Grade scored in the top 14%of the nation

7th Grade scored in the top 6% of the nation

2014 Kangaroo Math
 2nd Place State - Shreyan  Paliwal, 1st Grade 
4th Place State -
Hain Kim, 1st Grade
National Award
Shreyan  Paliwal, 1st Grade National Award - Alan Kappler,

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!