Babysitters in Portland

A big city with a small town feel is how Portland has been described. Major league sports teams and the symphony are just as available as biking trails through lush, green, natural settings. Close to the ocean, mountains and heavily wooded areas, this city is continually attracting newcomers. Finding babysitters, when you’ve moved to Portland is not difficult. The city’s many colleges and high schools are teeming with young people.

Top 5 Colleges – Find Sitters

Portland State University – Located in downtown Portland, PSU is home of the Vikings. “Oregon is our classroom” is the motto of their community-based learning environment. Its campus also is known for serving as a sustainability laboratory.

Lewis & Clark College of Arts and Sciences – This college was one of only five from the Pacific Northwest that were profiled in U.S. News & World Report’s ‘Best Colleges’ edition. It is known for its commitment to international studies, and you will find students from around the globe who feel right at home at Lewis & Clark.

Concordia University – A private liberal arts college founded by the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, Concordia opens its doors to all faiths, and yet, maintains a strong Christian base for preparing its students for life and professional achievement.

Portland Community College – This community college boasts the highest enrollment of all the institutes of higher learning in the state of Oregon. It has three primary campuses and several other smaller access points throughout the city.

University of Portland – Washington Monthly ranked this college fifth over-all among 553 colleges in the nation. This Catholic university has a beautiful campus and small class sizes that make for a very personalized college education.

Top 5 High Schools – Find Sitters

Cleveland High School – Approximately 1,500 students fill the halls of this Portland high school. This school has a special business focus for its students and strong academic record.

U. S. Grant High School – The school has traditions of friendliness, cooperation and understanding. The high school was recently awarded a $50,000 grant for the development of a Community Garden project. This was a student led initiative, which shows the great leadership skills that are being developed among these students.

Jefferson High School - “The School of Champions” is the nickname listed on the Jefferson Democrat’s website. Visual and Performing Arts Magnet school is located at Jefferson and a big draw for students there.

Roosevelt High School – This high school has three distinct program focuses: ACT, Power and SEIS. The ACT program has arts, communication and technology as its three-legged focus. Power has a math and science focus, and SEIS is a bilingual Spanish-English program.

Benson Polytechnic High School – With a practical approach to preparing students for their future careers, students at this high school manage the school’s website. Integration of academics and technology is an important part of this modern high school.