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Realms Middle School

School Information

Choice Options Lottery Information

Grades 1 - 12 : Open for waitlist applications

Please visit our Choice Options website for more information and instructions on how to apply.

Welcome to Realms Middle School!

Realms Middle School is a magnet school in Bend-La Pine Schools serving 150 sixth through eighth grade students who seek a school where academically rigorous curriculum meets active pedagogy. Our expanded definition of student achievement, drawn from our work with EL Education, goes far beyond the traditional mastery of knowledge and skills. At Realms Middle School, students become young adults of character who possess the ability to produce high quality work through a curriculum that focuses on real-world, inter-disciplinary, and problem-based learning, frequent fieldwork and authentic stewardship/service.

Our Mission

At Realms Middle School, our mission is to foster scholarship, strengthen community, and inspire stewardship through active learning.

Traits of a Realms Middle School Graduate

Through our work with Expeditionary Learning, and drawing from our friends at Deeper Learning, we have defined the traits of a Realms Middle School graduate. Realms Middle School students will:

  • Have a command over a rich body of content and skills
  • Produce work of a high quality and craftsmanship
  • Apply knowledge and skills to tasks that demand critical thinking, problem solving and original thought
  • Demonstrate positive character and engage deeply in learning
  • Demonstrate habits of service and citizenship

EL Education

Realms Middle School is a part of the EL Education national network (formerly Expeditionary Learning).

EL Education is a national organization dedicated to unlocking the highest potential of teachers so that their students can achieve more than they ever thought possible.

EL Education schools pursue rigorous and engaging curriculum while building motivation, persistence, and compassion so that students become not just test ready, but future ready!

Check out our EL Education Portfolio here.

To Apply for Realms Middle School:

If you are interested in applying for a spot on the 6th grade interest list for 2024/25 please review the Choice Options webpage for detailed information on the application process.

Join us for one of our INFO NIGHTS for prospective families. Who should attend? Anyone interested in learning more about Realms Magnet School for the 2023/24 school year. We strongly encourage families (this includes students!) who are interested in entering the enrollment lottery at Realms Middle School to attend one of these meetings.

School Location

20730 Brinson Blvd
Bend, OR 97701

Brave Scholars,
Engaged Citizens and
Caring Community Members
…all through active learning

Enrollment Information

2023-2024 School Year

If you wish to be put onto the Interest List for Realms Middle School during the current 2023-24 school year, please contact the school directly.

Learn how to apply, upcoming parent tour dates and more at our Area Change Request website..

If you are out-of-district, please review the Inter-District Transfers website for more information.

School Hours:

Office Hours:

  • 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

School Hours:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    8:45 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    8:45 a.m - 2:15 p.m.

Students may not enter the building until 8:20 a.m.


Learn more about safe routes to your school from Commute Options


For information on volunteering guidelines and how to register to become a school volunteer - please visit our volunteer webpage.

Realms Fees, Forms and Fieldwork Checklist

Realms EL Education High School

Are you interested in Realms EL Education High School? Please see their webpage for information.


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Each year the Oregon Department of Education provides:


Learn your school's immunization rates here.

Additional immunization information available here.

ODE Resources

Find annual statewide reports, notices, testing and opt out information by visiting our Oregon Department of Education Resources website.