Thinking about 2022-23?

Enrolling 18months - 8th grade

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Our warm nurturing atmosphere welcomes children and families from across the Jewish community of greater Portland.


At Maayan, we pride ourselves on:


  • Torah education that inspires children to love Judaism.
  • High student achievement in both general and Judaic studies.
  • A student-centered learning environment prioritizing students’ active role in the learning process.  


We value the uniqueness of every child and see positive student-teacher relationships as a conduit for impactful education.


"Maayan" is the Hebrew term for a “spring of water” and at Maayan, we instill in each student the love of Torah - the wellspring of our lives.


Maayan generally follows school closures for either Portland Public or Lake Oswego School District. If either have a late opening or school closure, the probability is that Maayan will be closed as well. We will be sending an email update, announcing any schedule changes due to weather, around 6:30 am or earlier. (School website, Facebook Page, Whatsapp will be updated, but email will be first to go out)

As always, be your best judge about traveling in inclement weather conditions to ensure your safety.


Our mission as a community Torah Day School and Jewish preschool is to instill the love of Torah and Judaism within our students. We cultivate and foster this love so our students carry their Jewish heritage with pride beyond their years at Maayan.

Maayan's unique educational model combines student engagement, academic excellence, and a nurturing environment.  We believe a warm atmosphere is an ideal place for young minds to flourish.  We bring out the unique strengths of every child as we prepare future generations to be role models of Middot Tovot, Mitzvah observance, love of G-d, and Israel.  Our student's academic achievements on Standardized Reading and Math assessments, as well as Judaic assessments, attest to this.

Maayan is affiliated with Torah Umesorah, Cognia - AdvancEd, and meets national and state standards for both Judaic and Secular education.

We look forward to meeting you personally and learning more about how we can serve your family's needs.

Rabbi Yerachmiel Kalter, Head of School

“Our son has developed a deep love and appreciation for reading, which places the world at his fingertips.  The individualized instruction at Maayan has enabled him to soar as an advanced reader.”

Dr. Joaquin Espinoza, Parent





Every child deserves a warm and nurturing atmosphere that fosters a love for learning about the world around them and Judaism.  Children are natural scientists.  They are curious, and love to experiment with all aspects of their environment.  Every child can succeed when given ample opportunities to explore & learn.  Give your child the gift of a Jewish preschool!


Maayan offers a K-8th grade learner-centered education prioritizing students' active involvement in the education process. We focus on each student's needs and progress, creating engaging classrooms.  Combining academic excellence and enjoyment for learning, Maayan offers extremely high-quality Jewish and Secular education preparing students for high school, college, and beyond.




Maayan, located in Portland Oregon, was founded by local members of the Jewish community who believe that a Torah day school and Jewish preschool  is central to Jewish life in Portland. "Maayan" is the Hebrew term for a “spring of water.”  At Maayan, we seek to instill in each student the love of Torah, as a wellspring in our lives.

Maayan offers values based education and inspires children to love Judaism and Mitzvot.  Our rich academic program features academic excellence in secular studies and preparing our students for future success.  In addition, we offer academic excellence in our text driven Torah/Judaic studies program. Further, our student-engaged learning environment is just what children need to help them reach their personal and academic potential.



Maayan is a Jewish day school and preschool with a warm and inviting atmosphere. Maayan is proud to welcome students and families from across the broad spectrum of the Jewish community of greater Portland (SW Washington and Oregon), as well as new Portland residents from around the world.  

Maayan Torah Day School is a member of Oregon Federation of Independent Schools (OFIS).  Maayan is also an affiliate of the National Society of Hebrew Day Schools, accredited through AdvancED, and is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit.