Our Mission

& SLEs

St. Therese School is a community of families built on Catholic values and dedicated to empowering students to reach their academic potential by preparing them to be life-long learners, responsible citizens and contributing members of church and society.

We Believe

  • That all children are valued and respected.

  • That students grow best when challenged to achieve personal success.

  • That all teachers strive to meet students’ diverse individual needs.

  • That an excellent curriculum is necessary for student success.

  • That Catholic education involves providing instruction, opportunity and support of every child on their spiritual journey of faith formation.

  • That our community is based on love, understanding, and respect for the dignity of all people.

  • That parents and school staff must model mutual respect and trust to benefit the child’s growth and education.

  • That all parents provide a physically, emotionally and spiritually supportive environment for the successful development of their child. 

  • That all parents have high expectations of their children’s ability to learn and understand the importance of their role in the child’s academic success.

  • That together with parents we can provide financial stability and longevity for our school today and in the future.


School-wide Learning Expectations (SLEs)


As a St. Therese Student, I~

Live like Jesus

  • I demonstrate a loving relationship with God

  • I serve the school, parish, and community

  • I celebrate daily prayer, liturgy, and Catholic traditions


Am a life-long learner

  • I strive to do my best

  • I use creative and critical thinking to solve problems

  • I work independently and cooperatively

  • I use my Catholic values to seek knowledge and communicate through speaking, writing, and listening


Am safe, respectful and responsible

  • I treat all people with kindness and compassion

  • I accept responsibility for my actions

  • I care for my heart, mind and body

Contact Us

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Tel: 503-253-9400

Fax: 503-253-9571

Email: walshs@stthereseschool.org


1260 NE 132nd Ave

Portland, OR 97230