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Empowering Students to Find Their Voice
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Empowering Students to Find Their Voice

Private School Admissions in Portland, Oregon

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.

Key Facts



from 55 ZIP codes

of students


identify as people of color or multiracial

4 presidential scholars

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in 4 consecutive years (2017-2020)

avg. amount


of financial assistance per eligible student


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spoken by families at home


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the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All-Sport Champion Award in 3A Classification

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Beginning & Lower School

A joyful place where students in preschool-5th grades build new understandings and develop academic skills.

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Middle School

Students who are in 6th-8th grade become empowered in their own learning process and understanding of themselves.

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Upper School

The Upper School encourages all 9th-12th grade students to be critical thinkers who advocate for themselves and others.

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Admission Resources

Affording Catlin Gabel

We are committed to making our education accessible and affordable for all families.

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Enrollment FAQs

We have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions related specifically to our admission process and wait pool.

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Explore Campus & 360 Views

Take a closer look at our 67-acre campus, which is conveniently located only five miles from downtown Portland.

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Meet the Enrollment Team

We are here to answer any questions you have about the enrollment process or the school.

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Stories about the Catlin Gabel Community

School Values

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Why Kindness is a Core Value at Catlin Gabel

Head of School Tim Bazemore reflects on the importance of kindness for our community, our environment, and ourselves.

Kindness, as well as integrity and inclusion, is one of the three core values of Catlin Gabel School.

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Support Student Success

Upper School math teacher and department head Kenny Nguyen teaching class

Moving From the What to the How

by Kenny Nguyen, Upper School Mathematics Teacher, Department Chair, PS-12 Academic Leader

Designing and Implementing a Vision for PS-12 Mathematics

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Actively Cultivating Equity

Jasmine Love, Director of Inclusion and Outreach Krystal Wu, Upper School Teacher and Equity Literacy Professional Learning Coordinator

Educators are deepening their equity literacy skills to help create a learning environment where all students are seen for who they are

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Experiential Learning

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Collaborating to Make Complex Connections

By Robbyn Leventhal, Fifth Grade Teacher

With SMASH integrated learning, students explore a topic across multiple disciplines

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A Commitment to Leading with Courage, Compassion, and Integrity

An Interview with Indira Nallakrishnan, Chair of Board of Trustees

Inquiry-Based Education

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What We Have Learned

Catlin Gabel Division Heads reflect on the remote learning experience, and how it will change their approach to teaching and learning in the years to come