MSLC honors its 2019 graduates at poignant ceremony

Mt. Scott Learning Center (MSLC) honored another outstanding group of high school graduates on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at Warner Pacific University’s McGuire Auditorium. Forty-four MSLC students received diplomas at the annual graduation ceremony, which highlighted the individual and group accomplishments of the senior class. The highly poignant and reflective […]

Retired educator continues making a difference at MSLC

Dick Rudzinski admits he was getting bored and antsy five years ago looking for things to occupy him in retirement. For more than three decades, Dick and his wife, Kay, had operated a small Montessori school in Wichita, Kansas, teaching children ages two and a half to 12 years old. […]

Graduate Spotlights

MSLC GRADUATE SPOTLIGHT: CARLY JO SHULIKOV Carly Jo Shulikov was in middle school when it became clear why she was struggling to learn in a large traditional school environment. “I had a very anxious and unstable home life,” recalls Carly. “My parents were both heroin addicts and alcoholics and I […]


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Students participate in snowboarding program

Students from Mt. Scott Learning Center are participating again this year in “Learn to Ride,” the nationally recognized snowboarding program sponsored by SOS Outreach. The nationwide program is conducted locally over five weekends at Mt. Hood Timberline ski area. SOS provides high quality recreation programs to youth who benefit from […]

Kaiser employees provide Mt. Scott with facility facelift

Mt. Scott Learning Center’s facility received an “extreme makeover” on January 18th, courtesy of more than 100 Kaiser Permanente employee volunteers. Kaiser selected Mt. Scott as one of its project sites for the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. Employee teams painted, cleaned, organized, built planter boxes, and landscaped […]

Mt. Scott building receives exterior makeover

Mt. Scott Learning Center achieved a long-standing goal this summer by completing an exterior painting and window makeover of its historic school building in SE Portland. The extensive project began with the replacement of the building’s aging and deteriorating main level windows with new, custom-designed, energy-efficient windows that reflect the […]

Mt. Scott hosts neighborhood tree planting event

Mt. Scott Learning Center was excited and honored to host Friends of Trees’ Creston-Kenilworth/Foster-Powell/Reed/Mt. Scott-Arleta neighborhood-wide tree planting event on Saturday, January 16th. Mt. Scott served as the “base camp” for approximately 200 volunteers that met at the school, sorted into planting crews, and planted 215 trees around the neighborhoods. […]

PlayWrite partnership kicks off 12th season

Mt. Scott Learning Center’s partnership with PlayWrite, Inc. kicked off its 12th season this fall with a successful workshop culminating in a final performance December 13th at the Ellyn Bye Studio Theater at Portland Center Stage. The workshop teamed eight Mt. Scott students with PlayWrite coaches in a carefully structured two-week residency where […]