A Top-Tier Education, and Lessons in Character and Integrity
Catlin Gabel is Portland's nationally recognized progressive independent day school where teachers build transforming relationships with each student, honoring each child's innate capacities, encouraging exploration, welcoming questions, and always presenting new intellectual and creative challenges to our young scientists, storytellers, artists, and athletes.
Catlin Gabel supports inspired learning leading to responsible action through dedicated teaching, caring relationships, a challenging curriculum, and community service. We value each person's effort, imagination, and positive contributions to the community. We celebrate being inclusive and the partnership between family and school. Come see for yourself.
779 students, grades preschool-12 representing 55 zip codes
45% of students identify as people of color
5 miles west of downtown Portland
of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics & Science
in financial assistance awarded to 28% of the student body
Awarded the OSAA All-Sports Award for 19 years, an award given to the school with the strongest record in all sports combined
An experienced educator and inclusivity practitioner, Jasmine Love has devoted her career to fostering communities in which all children can pursue educational excellence.
Last fall, as Catlin Gabel’s faculty gathered to spend a professional development day thinking about experiential learning, a group of my students were in prison. I couldn’t have been more pleased.
The head of the Urban League of Portland talks about keeping her perspective in Washington, D.C., returning to Catlin Gabel as a Trustee, and why it’s best to stop when the President is walking by.
Henry, a five-year-old kindergartener, walked up to me and, with his hands in his pockets, declared, “I know what we should build next.”
For one school day each year, we toss out our normal routine of individual classes and instead immerse ourselves in a parent-led exploration of select state-of-the-art medical technologies. It’s a wonderful and time-tested experiential activity in the 6th grade: Surgery Day.
Six stories of how Catlin Gabel students identify issues and find ways to make a difference.