We are a school that incorporates a proven classical methodology, steeped in our heritage of Christian faith, so that our graduates are encouraged and equipped to lead and love others with wisdom and eloquence for the glory of God.
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School Type: An independent, state-registered K-12 classical Christian school serving Southwest Washington.
Campus: Our beautiful 15-acre campus is located in Ridgefield, Washington and serves families from Vancouver, Battle Ground, Ridgefield, Woodland, Camas and Washougal.
Uniforms: Required for all students (Dennis Uniform)
Enrollment: 181 students in 2015-16, representing over 100 families and over 40 congregations
Total Faculty: 21 Teachers (11 full-time and 10 part-time, 11 with master’s degrees)
Student-to-teacher ratio is 11:1
Average class size K-6: 16
Average class size 7-12: 11
College-Prep Curriculum: All academic courses are taught at the Honors level. Classes are graded on a percentage basis, with 70 as the lowest passing grade.
Colleges: Colleges in which our graduates have enrolled include: Azusa Pacific University, Bethel College, Biola University, Boise State University, Concordia University (Montreal), George Fox University, Grand Canyon University, Grove City College, Hillsdale College, Lipscomb University, Multnomah University, New St. Andrews College, Northwest Nazarene University, Northwest University, University of Washington, Washington State University, Westmont University, Whitworth University.
SAT: All Cedar Tree students take the SAT, and the school has consistently boasted the top average in Clark County, and among the leaders within the Portland metro area. In all categories for the last completed school year, Cedar Tree’s senior class average ranked in the 88th percentile and higher: Critical Reading 638; Mathematics 666; Writing 655. Our CEEB code is 481006.
National Merit Scholars: Cedar Tree has graduated three students receiving National Merit Scholarship recognition, including one Finalist.
AP Exams: Students have passed 17 out of 22 Advanced Placement exams to receive college credit, with 7 perfect scores and 2 students named as “AP Scholars.” Our students are equipped to excel with little outside-of-class preparation and without teaching the AP curriculum.
Foreign Language: All Cedar Tree students third grade and higher take foreign language classes, featuring Latin, Spanish, and New Testament Greek.
Affiliation: Cedar Tree is a fully accredited member of the Association of Classical and Christian Schools (ACCS)
School Name: The name “Cedar Tree” was chosen out our desire to see the fulfillment of God’s promises in Psalm 92:12-15.
B.A., Religious Education, Multnomah University
M.Div., Education, Western Seminary
Chairman of the Board:
Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Washington