Who We Are

Stafford Academy is a ministry of the Neighborhood Church. Neighborhood Church is a fellowship of Christian believers in the greater Portland area and is a member of the Oregon Ministry Network of the Assemblies of God.

Founded in 1933, Neighborhood Church has a history in education.  Through the years the church has operated daycare and preschool ministries, an elementary grade school and a school for children with learning disabilities. In 1986, the congregation made a significant decision to relocate south of Portland.

In 1994 the church began constructing facilities on 30 acres southwest of the Interstate 205 and Stafford Road intersection. The campus was sufficiently developed to begin Stafford Academy in the fall of 2004. Excellent classrooms, common spaces, and play areas make a great campus for preschool through 6th grade classes. The Neighborhood Church believes Stafford Academy is a great blessing to our community and a wonderful ministry for the Neighborhood Church congregation.

What We Believe

Stafford Academy seeks to unite children of all racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds from Greater Portland area through an engaging, content-rich curriculum.  We strive to empower and equip each child with a love of learning, a passion for truth, a heart for others, and an understanding of God's love and grace for us in Jesus Christ.

We actively partner with parents in the training and education of their children with a Biblical worldview through quality, Christ-centered education.

Our Core Values

What drives Stafford Academy?

  • We strive to encourage a child's full spiritual, mental, social and physical development.

  • We employ highly qualified staff who are proficient in providing skilled instruction from a Biblical worldview.

  • We maintain standards of excellence in all of our efforts - curriculum, learning styles and facilities.