Three New Schools to Open this fall
On September 5, 2017, the Beaverton School District welcomed students into three brand new schools. The schools were built as part of the 2014 Bond Program. We thank the community for their support!
Mountainside High School is the District's sixth comprehensive high school. Mountainside only has 9th and 10th grade students during the 2017-2018 school year, and will eventually grow to all four grade levels in 2019-2020. The school is an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma School, and will also have the IB Middle Years Programme for freshmen and sophomores. Mountainside will offer a variety of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses, including marketing, culinary arts and construction.
Wood from the old barn on the property was salvaged and is used in the décor of the auditorium lobby.
The new Vose Elementary School opened its doors to students on September 5th as well. Vose students and staff spent the 2016-2017 school year in a temporary school in the Timberland area, while their school was demolished and rebuilt. The new Vose will have a capacity of 750 students and will open as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) school.
Visitors to the new school may wonder what happened to the two giant sequoia trees that stood in front of the old building. Those trees were cut down to align the school's new main entrance drive to King Blvd. The wood from the trees was repurposed and will be used for several artistic and functional items in the new school.
Sato (pronounced saw-toe) Elementary School will also be a STEAM school. The District originally planned to build this new school in the North Bethany area during this school year, but moved it up a year due to growth and overcrowding.
Sato is named for a Japanese-American family who came to the area in 1926. Their four children graduated from Beaverton High School. During World War II, the Sato family was sent to the Minidoka Internment Center. Two sons, Shin and Roy, enlisted in the military. Shin died in combat in 1944. Roy was wounded twice and received the Purple Heart. The Sato family is buried in the Bethany Presbyterian Church cemetery on Kaiser Road.
Paying tribute to the site's farming roots, wood from the barn on the property was repurposed and covers a wall in the main office.
|Classroom at Mountainside High School||Aerial view of Vose Elementary School|