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"Where a kid can feel comfortable enough to risk being wrong."

Teenage Students Raising Hands

Samara Day School serves students with average to above-average intelligence looking for an alternative educational setting. It is a school for kids who thrive in smaller settings with an individualized approach to education.  Students at Samara come together from various backgrounds; public, private, and home school creating a rich and supportive learning environment. to learn to manage individual challenges associated with various learning and life challenges while also learning to soar with their strengths.  This diversity for all students. We specialize in working with kids that are neurodivergent (ADHD, dyslexia, high-functioning autism, etc.).

Youth need the opportunity to explore areas in which they excel, as well as bolster and compensate in areas of challenge. While there is no "cure" for most learning challenges there are academic, social, and compensatory approaches and strategies to help youth become independent and individually successful. We teach them how to use their "superpower" for good.

Samara Day School currently serves students from 1st-8th grade. We can work with high schoolers in collaboration with an online school. As an official alternative school officated through the Oregon Department of Education (ODE), we accept students paying private tuition or publicly funded through the IEP process under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)/contracts with the districts.  If interested in applying and potentially paying via private tuition, more information and application forms are below. If interested in potentially applying and pursuing public funding, please contact your district about options and requirements. We are happy to answer any questions about potential fit and current room within our program.


Samara Learning Center welcomes and encourages diversity. Our services are available to all who need them without regard to ethnic background, race, color, creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, national origin, non-disqualifying disability, or religion. 

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