Catlin Gabel has always been the preeminent progressive school in Oregon. But it’s about more than academics. It’s about empowering students to think for themselves, to be curious about the world in which they live. To help them to speak up and speak out. To advocate—for others and for their own learning—with a curiosity and empathy that's tirelessly inspired and fostered by our teachers. In doing so they become scholars of life and for life.

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from 51 different metro area zip codes

1 Tiny Forest

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planted with 600 native shrubs and trees

28 Countries

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represented by Catlin Gabel families in 2023-24

22 Buildings

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on campus used daily by students

66 Student Tour guides

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3 Libraries

support students in all three divisions

Stories about the Catlin Gabel Community


Using Art to Lead, Model, and Build Community

In a cross-divisional collaboration, sophomores guide Lower School students to express their ideas about the natural world through poetry, music, and movement.

School Values

School Values

A Place to Learn, Re-learn, and Explore

Head of Upper School Aline Garcia-Rubio ’93 shares thoughts on excellence in education and why Catlin Gabel is leaning into the concept of visible teaching and learning.


Supporting Student Success

Guiding Students to Become Active Participants in Their Education

Seventh grade math teacher An Nguyen builds literacy and confidence by encouraging students to ask questions, share ideas, and create their own learning.

Experiential Learning

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Experiential Learning at Catlin Gabel

Head of School Tim Bazemore highlights our teachers' artful and engaging lesson designs.


Developing Life Skills Through Science Education

Upper School Physics teacher Marguerite McKean ’04 is helping students improve their ability to communicate findings and ask questions in a meaningful way.



Growing Together in Community

Director of Equity and Inclusion Connie Kim-Gervey shares impressions of Catlin Gabel today and a vision for the future.