Catlin Gabel News

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A student-run camp provides training for the next generation of journalists
Students travel to China for intensive studies in language and culture, and to engage in an international music program.
PLACE program youth present their proposal for earthquake preparedness at the Mercy Corps Action Center
Visit the gallery with images by Alfred Schultz.
Wine pairings and an elegant multi-course dinner created from locally sourced ingredients.
Registration is open for all camps - including academic, enrichment, and Honey Hollow Adventure.
See stats, watch video, and celebrate both girls and boys hard-earned accomplishments at Hayward Field.
See images of our newest graduates at the annual Seniors Picnic.
The CG sophomore is recognized with an Oregon Sports Award
The CG senior qualified for nationals by clinching the Northwest title
An amazing end-of-year parent party and celebration in the fir grove.
After winning the division award in Oregon, he advances to the national competition and a chance to compete on the Olympic team.
See the annual celebration of our "Lifers" - students who have grown up at Catlin Gabel School.
To ensure that our school environment is healthy and safe, water at Catlin Gabel has been tested for purity.
All School
    • MonSep05 No Classes - Labor Day
    • SunOct23 Heritage Day 11:00 AM to 4:00 PMCatlin Gabel, 8825 SW Barnes Rd, Portland, OR 97225, USA
Upper School
    • FriAug26 Common Application Workshop 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMModern Language Room 6
    • MonAug29 First Day of Upper School Classes
    • MonAug29 Upper School Classes Begin
    • MonAug29 Senior College Kickoff 2:15 PM to 3:15 PMGerlinger
    • ThuSep01 Upper School Back-to-School Night 5:45 PM to 9:15 PM
Middle School
    • MonAug29 Middle School Classes Begin
    • WedAug31 Middle School Sports Information Night 6:00 PM to 7:00 PMMiddle School Commons
    • TueSep06 Middle School Photo Day 8:00 AM to 1:00 PMMiddle School
    • ThuSep08 Discovery Days
Lower School
    • TueAug30 Lower School Classes Begin
    • TueSep06 1st Grade Parent Coffee with Vicki 8:20 AM to 9:20 AMLS Library
    • WedSep07 1st Grade Parent Coffee with Vicki 8:20 AM to 9:20 AMLS Library
    • WedSep07 Lower School Photo Day 8:30 AM to 11:30 AMFir Grove
    • MonSep12 Lower School Parent Coffee with Vicki 8:20 AM to 9:20 AMLS Library
Beginning School
    • TueAug30 Beginning School Kindergarten Orientation Session
    • TueAug30 Preschool Half of the Class Begins
    • WedAug31 Beginning School Kindergarten Classes Begin
    • WedAug31 Preschool Second Half of the Class Begins
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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Open House

Sunday October 30

From 1pm-4pm all grades preschool through 12 open their doors to parents and families. 

Registration opens Sept 6

Diversity and Inclusivity

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

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above the national average for SAT scores
of the students identify as people of color
$ 3.8 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 69 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 |

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

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

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