Join Catlin Gabel and other Northwest Association of Independent School (NWAIS) members at The Commons at Taborspace for a presentation and Q & A: The Benefits of an Independent School Education. Afterwards there will be an opportunity to talk directly with admission professionals from these schools: Catlin Gabel School, Oregon Episcopal School (OES), French American International School, NW Academy, Portland Jewish Academy, Franciscan Montessori Earth School, and Cedarwood Waldorf School. Please note: students inquiring about grades 6-12 are welcome to attend otherwise this event is for adults only. Open to the public.
An Inclusive Community Where Kindness is the Norm
Our goal in admission is to personally connect you with our school and support your family through the admission process. We understand it can feel daunting and mysterious, and we work to make it transparent and supportive. Exploring the website is a great first step. Then we hope you will take the next important step, which is to visit us. We look forward to getting to know you, and would love to introduce you to the Catlin Gabel community
773 students, grades preschool-12 representing 53 zip codes
spoken at home and 26 countries of citizenship represented
44% of students identify as people of color
Approximately 100-120 new students enroll annually into most grades
in financial assistance awarded to 27% of the student body
hold doctorate degrees; all participate in ongoing professional learning.
Join us at the Multnomah Athletic Club for breakfast and to learn more about Catlin Gabel's 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 faculty and admission staff, you will have the opportunity to talk to coaches and current Palma Scholars to learn more about this unique program.
Please register for this event in the Admission Portal.
Parents and guardians are invited to campus for coffee and a brief presentation about need-based financial assistance at Catlin Gabel. There will also be Q&A throughout where admission and financial assistance officers will address your questions directly.
RSVP is encouraged, but is not required. Adults only, please.
Student & Teacher Stories
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.
You came to Catlin Gabel for high school and graduated when you were sixteen. How did you know, as a pre-teen, that this was the right school for you?
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.
Six stories of how Catlin Gabel students identify issues and find ways to make a difference.