The Value of an MSB Education

MSB graduates are community-minded, lifelong learners who follow a unique and engaging path that enriches the lives of those around them. The common denominator among our students is an insatiable love of learning. Our students’ strong academic foundation is equal to their strong sense of commitment, integrity, and individuality. Our students carry these traits throughout their lives.


MSB graduates go on to challenging independent, parochial and public middle school programs near and far. You will find MSB graduates enrolled at Portland’s most competitive schools.

Portrait of an MSB Student


Academic Preparedness: We are enthusiastic, lifelong learners whose achievements reflect the best of our abilities.

Independence & Autonomy: We are able to make life choices without being overly dependent on parents, teachers, or friends for motivation, direction, or approval.

Confidence & Competence: We demonstrate the confidence to tackle an unfamiliar task and the willingness to persevere in the face of obstacles.

Social Responsibility: We reach out to others in need and choose to contribute positively toward achieving shared goals.

Environmental Awareness: We respect, honor, and are stewards of our environment.

Self Awareness and World Citizenship: We appreciate and respect our connection with all  living things, seek peaceful resolution to conflict, and display an optimistic belief in our ability to make a difference in the world.