Thank you for your patience as we navigate public health guidance to inform our programs.
The safety of our students is our top concern. With this as our guiding principle, Saturday Academy has decided to cancel in-person classes, camps and internships this year and shift to virtual experiences. By taking this proactive step, we hope to protect not only our learners, but our entire community – particularly those most vulnerable to the virus. It was a difficult decision to make, and we are heartbroken that we will not be able to learn with your children in person.
The good news is that Saturday Academy's new online catalog of classes will continue our focus on high-quality, small-group instruction from local STEM professionals. This is an incredible opportunity to have a physicist teach your child the laws of the universe right from your living room; for your child’s graphic novel to become a reality from inside a pillow fort; for your high schooler to meet STEM professionals through virtual tours. All of our classes are taught by professional scientists, engineers, educators, and artists from right here in the Portland area. We are excited to engage with our community of families, students and instructors in a new way this year!
Join our mailing list to be notified when classes open for registration (Fall 2020 is online now).
Note that our Apprenticeship in Science & Engineering program is moving ahead with virtual internships where possible, and our SA2U classes are available for student groups by request from community organizations. Virtual classes this Fall will be scheduled during typical after school hours and some Saturdays. Our Girls Engage Technology program is experimenting with virtual classes too this fall.
Saturday Academy will continue to monitor and adapt to the COVID-19 epidemic. We are committed to keeping students as safe as possible, and encourage you to help by following Oregon Healthy Authority's COVID - 19 Updates including tools and resources available to help families at this time.
CHANGES TO OUR REFUND POLICY DUE TO COVID-19:
- Saturday Academy’s normal policy is to require a doctor’s note for an illness-related refund. However, given the OHA's recommendations and guidelines regarding the COVID-19 virus, if your child is being quarantined (including self-quarantine at home), we will refund the tuition paid.
- If Saturday Academy cancels a class, we will continue to offer a full refund of the tuition paid.
- All other aspects of our refund policy (see Cancellations/Withdrawals) remain the same.
Thank you again for your understanding in this very difficult period. We wish all of our families and students good health during this time and always.