What Education Can Be

We are delighted you are interested in Catlin Gabel.

Our goal in admission is to personally connect you with our school and support your family through the admission process. We invite you to explore the website and view the videos below to learn about our programs and people. Then come see for yourself! Creating an account in our online admission system will enable you to schedule a visit. We provide campus tours and student visits for all grades September through January.

Please contact the Admission Team any time if you have questions at admission@catlin.edu or 503-297-1894.

We are committed to making our education accessible and affordable for all families. We encourage all families to consider Catlin Gabel regardless of cost. Visit Affording Catlin Gabel for more information.

Sara Nordhoff
Director of Admission and Financial Assistance

Beginning School 

Lower School 

Middle School

Upper School 

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Unparalleled Academic Program

Our unparalleled academic program and how it encourages critical thinking while preparing students for college, careers, and life.

Students Who Love To Be Here

Our amazing students - why they can't wait to come to school, how their interests are nourished, and how they succeed in college and beyond.

Diverse, Inclusive, Dynamic Community

Hear from students, teachers, parents, and school leaders about how Catlin Gabel's community fosters strong relationships, warm friendships, a variety of interests and passions, and a climate of growth and achievement.

Inspiring & Passionate Teachers

Learn about our remarkable teachers, who inspire and mentor students from pre-K through 12th grade.

Upcoming Events

Upper School Parent Classroom Day

Dec 1, 7:45-10:30am

Middle School Admission Coffee

Dec 3, 8-9:30am


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Financial Assistance

We are committed to making our education accessible for all families.

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

Explore why Catlin Gabel is a national leader in progressive education.

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

A demanding and engaging program in which each student is the unit of consideration

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.

Learn about Catlin Gabel news and events on campus and beyond.

We foster a community that appreciates our differences and recognizes our essential unity

Every gift benefits our students. Every volunteer hour builds our community.

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