We are currently only accepting registrations for three and four year-olds. Our kindergarten is full, but if you'd like, contact us about being put on a wait list for any potential openings in the future.

Our registration for 2021-2022 will begin February 1 for returning families.

On February 15, registration will open for new families to First Circle of Friends.

Welcome to Oregon City's First Circle of Friends Preschool & Kindergarten! Each of our staff members have a deep love and passion for the children and their families in our classrooms. Our staff at First Circle of Friends has over 150 years of combined experience. We have experience teaching in elementary level classrooms, special education, kindergarten, music, and Sunday school in addition to our years in preschool. If you have not yet visited our classrooms, please call (503) 722-5654 or email us at schooldirector@firstcircleoffriends.com to schedule a visit. Tours are available by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM. Blessings to each of you!

Mission: To support the joyful journey in becoming fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ in the context of early childhood education.



Tuition Change for 2020-21 school year!

Threes class: $1,400 per year, 10 payments $140 each

Fours class: $2,800 per year, 10 payments $280 each

Kindergarten: $3,500 per year, 10 payments $350 each

The Sessions and Fees document does not reflect this change yet!

Street: 1321 Linn Avenue

Mailing: P.O. Box 1718 Oregon City, OR 97045

Phone: (503) 722-5654

Email: schooldirector@firstcircleoffriends.com

September 25, 2020

Dear Parents,

First Circle of Friends has received its Emergency Child Care License. We are now licensed to open for all of our students ages 3, 4, and kindergarten.

We’ll continue with our 4 week Comprehensive Distance Learning plan (CDL), paying close attention to how things are going with other programs offering face-to-face instruction. If possible, we’d like to learn from the challenges and/or triumphs of others.

Tentatively, our first day of face-to-face instruction will be Tuesday, November 3. I will be communicating more details about our reopening plan in the coming days and weeks, but thought you’d want to know where we’re headed. Keep in mind, situations can change at the drop of a hat, so just because we say we WANT or PLAN to do something, doesn’t mean it can actually happen. There are too many forces at play, so all we can do is plan for the best, and prepare for the worst.

Your patience in all of this is greatly appreciated. The decision to begin face-to-face instruction was made by our CE Elders and Pastor Bruce, with my input of course. Throughout October, I plan to stay in contact with area preschools to see what is working and what is not, and learn from their experiences.

Thank you for remembering that none of us, parents or teachers, have ever done anything like this before. There will be mistakes, and multiple opportunities to extend grace toward each other.

Teacher Dave