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School Activities

PIA offers a variety of optional activities for students to make friends, have fun, and explore Portland and the surrounding areas!

School Activities On Campus

PIA has after-school bonus activities on campus. These activities are free and open to all students. These include:

  • Glass fusing – Create a beautiful glass souvenir to take home with you.
  • Tie-dye T-shirt-making – Make your own brightly colored tie-dye T-shirt. Once finished, you can have your friends sign your shirts for lasting memories.
  • Games – Play a variety of casino and board games.
  • Sports – Enjoy soccer, basketball, or ping pong.

School Activities Off Campus

school activities outsidePIA also offers a number of off-campus activities throughout the term. These are held after school and on weekends. These activities require advanced sign up and there is a small fee.

  • Outlet shopping – The Woodburn Outlet Shopping Center is the biggest and most popular in Oregon. Enjoy tax-free shopping at stores such as Nike, Adidas, Coach, Calvin Klein, Gap, and many more.
  • Bowling – Have fun playing a couple of games of bowling and afterwards enjoy some delicious pizza!
  • Columbia River Gorge – The Columbia River Gorge is unique in its natural and cultural history. It is also a beautiful National Scenic Area. Hidden inside this amazing scenic area is the incredible Multnomah Falls waterfall, which is 620 feet (189 m) tall.
  • Seattle trip – Spend a weekend exploring the unique and interesting city of Seattle. The famous Pike Place Market is filled with delicious foods, handmade crafts, florists, and the very first Starbucks. Take a trip to the top of the Space Needle to get a beautiful view of the city.
  • River rafting – River rafting is one of the most exciting recreational activities in Oregon. This exciting summer activity is a great way to immerse yourself in the glorious nature that Oregon is known for.
  • Portland Trail Blazers basketball and Portland Timbers soccer – Experience Portland’s passionate fans cheering on our two favorite professional sports teams.

School Activities Calendar

Common Activities at Pacific International Academy