Wild Lilac is a school alive with possibilities for learning and discovery, an inclusive community that feels warm, inviting and nurturing for your whole family. We offer high-quality care and education for children from 6 weeks to 6 years of age in Southeast Portland’s Foster-Powell neighborhood.
Wild Lilac supports students as they follow their curiosity, explore their community, build friendships and learn to resolve conflicts independently. On any given day, children might plant vegetables in the garden, sculpt with wire in the art studio, take a buggy ride to Essex Park, build a circus with blocks or bake bread with our school chef in the kitchen studio. And they’ll always eat healthy, yummy snacks and meals.
This sense of community extends to moms, dads, grandparents and caretakers. Families are invited to participate in monthly events like puppet shows and sing-alongs, volunteer in the school garden or join field trips, and attend free parenting classes and get to know Wild Lilac’s caring staff through regularly scheduled conferences and daily conversation.
Inclusion and equity are core values of our nonprofit school. We believe that excellent early childhood education should be available to all families, and we work to make that possible through a sliding scale tuition model, extended hours and flexible policies. We are committed to anti-bias education as we strive to honor our diverse children, families, and teachers in a welcoming, respectful, and nurturing community.