Realms Middle School

School Information

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 2021/22 please complete this 6th Grade Lottery please review the Choice Options webpage for detailed information on the application process.

Application in English or Spanish

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 2021/22 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

63175 OB Riley Road
Bend, OR 97703

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

School Hours:

Office Hours

  • 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

School Hours

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
    9:35 a.m. - 3:55 p.m.
  • Wednesday
    9:35 a.m. - 2:25 p.m.

Apply to Realms Middle School

Realms Middle School is a magnet school and one of Bend-La Pine School's school choice options. Learn how to apply, upcoming parent tour dates and more at Choice Options.

2020/20 Information Night Frequently Asked Questions

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.

2020-2021 Annual Notice for Statewide Tests

Annual Notice - English

Annual Notice - español

2020-21 English Language Arts and Mathematics State Testing Opt-Out

Parents interested in learning how to opt out of Oregon’s statewide English language arts or mathematics testing can find more information and a required form to fill out below. Once the form is complete, return it to the main office.