Catlin Gabel News

Key Facts

45% of student population

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identify as people of color


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in assistance awarded to 27% of student body


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than national average


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athletic teams in 2020


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


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in 4 consecutive years (2017-2020)

Experiential Learning

Inspiring a Curious and Engaged Approach to the World

by Tim Bazemore, Head of School

As an eighth grader in the 1970s, I experienced a “new” approach to science in my upstate New York public school. In a well-intended effort to strengthen science learning, my classmates and I were rewarded with an “activity” when we completed lessons in our color-coded workbooks.

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Spirit of Inquiry

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Cultivating a Community of Inquisitive Learners

by Berkeley Gadbaw, Middle School Science Teacher

In my classroom I strive to create a physical and emotional space where my students’ curiosity about their world is front and center. This area in my room is called the Driving Question Board.


Responsible Action

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Becoming Engaged with the World

by Lyla Bashan ’98, Director of the USAID Sustainable Development Office, Armenia

When I was young I wanted to save the environment. But it was Catlin Gabel’s academic rigor, high expectations, and commitment to excellence that taught me to direct my passion in specific, practical ways.



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Begin with Knowing Yourself

by Dawn Isaacs, Beginning and Lower School Head

To contribute and find success in the world, we know our children will need to be able to listen to others, appreciate different perspectives, and work together to solve problems.

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The Whole Child

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Viewing Each Child as a Whole

by Dr. Aline Garcia-Rubio ’93, Head of the Upper School

In a recent parent-teacher conference, I heard my colleagues speak of a student’s performance during the Anon(ymous) fall play. Other teachers in the room had seen her acting and threaded it to her writing in English class.

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Upcoming Events

MS Parent/Guardian Coffee with Ted
Palma Scholars Information Session

Join us to learn more about our Palma Scholars Program, a cutting edge scholarship program for a select group of incoming 9th graders who demonstrate achievement and potential in four key areas: academics, athletics, leadership, and service. In addition to meeting Catlin Gabel faculty and admission staff, you will have the opportunity talk to coaches and current Palma Scholars to learn more about this unique program. This event will take place on virtually.

BLS Parent/Guardian Coffee with Dawn