Learning Communities

• Individual Learning Plans developed in partnership between parents & teachers
• Internal Assessments to: identify student strengths, target areas for improvement, and
guide the development of the ILP (Individual Learning Plan)
• Multiple options for on-line learning in core subjects and supplemental practice
• Weekly webinars taught by OFS instructors
• Weekly Community Day learning for K - Gr 12
• Enrichment, Electives in Music, Art, Technology, Theatre, and more
• Support for Special Education, Talented and Gifted, and ELL instruction
• Reading Interventions for students with Dyslexia and other reading struggles
• Parent Support Group
• Dual Enrollment - Early College
• Credit for proficiency-based learning


Teacher: Chris Samaras


The main goal I have in my classroom is for students to feel safe and
supported.   In my classroom we are a family and we treat each other
with kindness and respect.  We celebrate each other's successes and
help each other when we are in need.   I feel very strongly that this
is the foundation for learning success.  When students feel valued
the sky's the limit! I strive to build a love of learning through
positive interactions and engaging experiences.


K & 1st

Teachers: Victoria TolbertSarah Guilfoy

A fun and fast-paced classroom where everyone is engaged and works hard to learn. We strive to focus on team work and helping others while using kind words to be supportive. We support reading development and create fun activities to take home each week.


Welcome to First and Second Grade at Oregon Family School! We are so excited to partner with you and your child to facilitate learning this year! We are also thrilled to create a community environment at OFS and do some fun learning projects this year.


Welcome to the 2nd/3rd Grade! We're excited about the opportunity to get to know you and your child more this year, and we're looking forward to a happy, fun, and successful school year.


3rd & 4th

Teacher: Hollie Burdick

I hope to foster a life long love of learning in my classroom by providing an educational experience that is tailored to the interests and needs of my students. I believe that it is imperative that students feel respected and valued in the classroom. When students feel respected and valued they are more comfortable to challenge themselves and make positive contributions in both the classroom and in their community.


4th & 5th

Teacher: Jill Harrell, Amy James

More info coming soon! Click my name to view my teacher website.


5th & 6th

Teacher: Zoe Kingsbury

I am a huge proponent of the arts in schools. I also support the development of "number sense" in math and a love of literature. Developing a strong classroom community where every student feels valued, safe, and successful is foremost in our classroom. I am always working to incorporate multi-modal access to my lessons to support all types of learners. We draw, we move around, we work with our hands, we talk to each other as well as read and write. I also encourage asking questions, and as much as possible follow my students' lead towards their own learning and growth.


More info coming soon! Click our names to view our teacher website.


High School Team

ELA & History (Redmond): Kerry Hinton-Graham

ELA & History (Bend): Jody Shell

Math: Luke Donahue

Science: Greg Lampard

 This class uses an integrated approach combining history, literature, and composition, using primary source documents. We endeavor to direct our learning in a manner attributed to Benjamin Franklin, who once said, "Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."  

In the High School Math and Science Lab, students explore Science and Math by designing their own experiments to answer questions related to Biology, Chemistry, and Physics.  Each project begins with a scientific objective where students hone their design skills by coming up with creative ways to complete their objectives.  Specifically, we go through the cycle of scientific inquiry which involves asking a broad question, gathering background information about the problem, asking a specific question, followed by designing a controlled experiment that attempts to answer the question.  Students have the opportunity to address design flaws and problems through completing multiple rounds of experimentation and data analysis.  Ultimately, results are shared in symposia fashion with groups presenting their work to their peer groups.  

Oregon Family School does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other status protected by law, in any of its programs and activities and provides equal access to the designated youth organizations in the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. Click HERE to view the Oregon Family School vaccination rates.

Main Office: (541) 600-4946

Fax: (541) 668-6561


Bend Learning Center:

21530 NE Butler Market Rd. Bend, OR 97701

Redmond Learning Center:

224 SW 7th St. Redmond, OR 97756

Mailing Addess:

PO Box 335 Bend, OR 97709

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