Catlin Gabel News

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A weekend intensive for young innovators, where students from across Portland come together to build, pitch, and launch their own companies (formerly known at Startup Camp).
Take a guided tour of our 67-acre campus, and see experiential learning in action.
The Head of School explains the work of the consortium, why it's a strategic priority for Catlin Gabel.
Learn more about our innovative scholarship program for incoming ninth graders.
Join us for an information session with Head of Middle School, Barbara Ostos, Ed.D. RSVP today.
Our Director of Advancement and Strategic Initiatives steps out of her role this winter after 12 years of exemplary service to our school community.
Learn more about this student-run non-profit by accessing their media coverage, including interviews with co-founders Isabelle Zheng '18 and Cammie Lee '18.
With their WashPod invention, Catlin Gabel students earn recognition for an innovative project that will help Portland communities in need.
Catlin Cabel welcomed Jason Reynolds (pictured) and Brendan Kiely.
In his new blog, Tim challenges us to be fearless because "overcoming fears is what learning is all about."
A weekend of friendship and festivities, including our Homecoming soccer games Friday, Sept. 15.
Share your heritage! Sign up to bring a favorite dish, display cultural artifacts, and perform.
Tim shares his thoughts on how Catlin Gabel prepares students to take an active role in their communities.
Congratulations graduates! See the photos gallery with images by Brendan Gill.
All School
    • ThuJan18 PFA General Meeting 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMCabell Center Theater
    • TueFeb13 PFA Executive Council Meetings 8:30 AM to 10:00 AMJubitz
    • FriFeb16 No Classes
    • FriFeb16 Professional Development Day 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM
Upper School
    • WedJan17 F Day
    • WedJan17 US Late Start 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    • ThuJan18 Fall Semester Ends
    • ThuJan18 G Day
    • FriJan19 US: No Classes, Report Writing
Middle School
    • WedJan17 9 am LATE START 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    • FriJan19 ERB testing day 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    • MonJan22 Interdisciplinary Breakaway Project
    • TueJan23 Interdisciplinary Breakaway Project
    • WedJan24 Interdisciplinary Breakaway Project
Lower School
    • FriFeb02 No LS Classes - LS Admissions Day
    • ThuFeb15 No LS Classes - Planning Day
    • FriFeb16 No LS Classes - Professional Development Day
Beginning School
    • FriJan19 Friday Sing 8:30 AM to 9:00 AMCAL–Beginning School
    • FriJan26 Friday Sing 8:30 AM to 9:00 AMCAL–Beginning School
    • FriFeb02 Kids Only Sing 8:30 AM to 9:00 AMCAL–Beginning School
    • FriFeb09 No K Classes - K Admissions Day (ASP Avail.) CAL–Beginning School

The Palma Scholars Program

A unique program that nurtures student potential in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.

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Affording Catlin Gabel

Generous financial assistance ensures the school’s socio-economic diversity - a core value at Catlin Gabel.

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Diversity and Inclusion

Catlin Gabel values diversity in all its forms, and believes it is essential to student success.

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higher than national average for student SAT scores


of the students identify as people of color

$ 4.4 M

in financial assistance awarded to 28% of the student body


recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science


students representing 62 different zip codes


awarded the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All Sport Champion Award

An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |

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We welcome more than 100 new families annually to our inclusive community from the Portland area and beyond.


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Playing sports involves life lessons in determination, grace, and resilience. We invite everyone to be part of a team.

Extensive support ensures our students are successful.

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