Cascades Academy
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Cascades Academy is an independent pre-k through 12th-grade day school located in the beautiful mountain town of Bend, Oregon. The school was founded in 2003 and resides on an award­-winning 39­-acre campus located on the Deschutes River.

The Cascades Academy upper school program consists of an exciting academic curriculum that combines both traditional and hands-on experiential learning methods. Both the fall and spring trimesters are approached in a place-­based thematic format, with each culminating in an expedition to the studied region. The goal of the Cascades Academy upper school program is to create lifelong learners, critical, independent thinkers and socially responsible individuals who are ready for the years ahead of them, both in college and beyond.


Cascades Academy seeks to create a safe, nurturing community where we honor our unique selves, embrace the diverse perspectives and backgrounds of others, and promote social responsibility both within the school and beyond.


An important part of creating a diverse school culture is found in the formation of a safe learning environment that embraces free and open inquiry. To that end, all teachers are committed to open discourse throughout their curriculum in a manner that allows students to share alternative views in a respectful environment.

Cascades Academy is an engaged, vibrant community that weaves challenging academics with experiential learning to inspire socially responsible individuals ready for a diverse and changing world.

Julie Amberg

Head of School




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Cascades Academy
19860 Tumalo Reservoir Road, Bend, OR 97703

Telephone: 541.382.0699

Fax: 541.382.0225

School Hours: M-F: 8am – 4pm

Non-Discrimination Policy

It is the policy of Cascades Academy to provide equal employment opportunity, regardless of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental impairment, sexual orientation, veteran’s status or any other status protected by applicable law. Specifically, employment opportunities are and shall be open to all qualified applicants solely on the basis of their experience, aptitudes, abilities and training; advancement is and shall be based on the individual’s achievement, performance, ability, attitude and potential for promotion. Minorities and persons of color are encouraged to apply.