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Website names Tualatin school among top private elementaries

Arbor School of Arts & Sciences is #20 on list published by TheBestSchools.org

The Arbor School of Arts & Sciences is getting a little recognition from TheBestSchools.org, a website that describes itself as “a leading resource for campus and online education.”

The Tualatin private school, which serves kindergarten through eighth grade, came in at number 20 on the website's list of the 50 best private elementary schools in the United States. It was the only school in Oregon to make the list.

Weighted criteria such as academics, extracurriculars, diversity and “reputation” were used to generate the list, according to TheBestSchools.org.

The Arbor School is located on 21 acres of land at 4201 S.W. Borland Rd., in east Tualatin. Different ages are grouped together at the school, with students remaining with the same teacher for at least two years.

TheBestSchools.org also highlighted the Arbor School's requirement that students of all ages create independent projects on a regular basis and present them in front of an audience.

The Arbor School is having an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 25, to which parents and guardians are invited to bring their children and learn more about the K-8 school. There will be a question-and-answer session from 2:15 to 3 p.m.