A Warm Welcome

We are delighted you are interested in our school. Catlin Gabel has been at the vanguard of teaching what matters since the school's earliest days. What we do comes down to small class sizes and the relationships students have with their teachers. No one gets lost in the crowd. As we like to say, there is no back row. Our teachers make a point of knowing about each student's learning style, activities, achievements, and disappointments. Nobody sits alone, works in a vacuum, or goes unnoticed.

We look for students who are eager to learn, who will contribute to our community, and who will take advantage of all we have to offer. We welcome young people who want to be part of a creative and vibrant academic, social, and athletic community. We also seek diversity among our students. Every class is made up of a mix of individuals with their own skills and interests – from poetry and robotics to botany and soccer – and their own way of exploring and expressing those interests. We honor different learning and social styles just as we honor ethnic, racial, and economic diversity.

Our goal in admission is to personally connect you with our school and support your family through the admission process. Exploring the website is a great first step to learning about our programs and people. The next best step is to create an account in our online admission system and schedule a visit. Come see for yourself! We provide campus tours and student visits for all grades September through January.

We look forward to meeting you and getting to know your family. Please contact us any time if you have questions at admission@catlin.edu or 503-297-1894.

Catlin Gabel Admission Team

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An independent pre-K 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.

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

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