Middle School

MS students walking from gym back to MS commons

Students in 6th-8th grade become empowered in their own learning process and understanding of themselves. Our gifted teachers and student-centered learning environment makes that possible.

Application Update:

We are still accepting applications to the wait pool for fall 2021 to grades 6, 7, and 8. You can begin your application process here. Decisions will be sent via email once an application is complete.

Financial Assistance Applications

The deadline for the initial round of need-based financial assistance has passed. As of March 1, we are no longer accepting additional applications.

December 17, 2020: Last day for 50% off $75 application fee (Early Eagle Discount)
January 21, 2021: Financial assistance application deadline
March 5, 2021: Admission & financial assistance decisions delivered
March 17, 2021: Signed enrollment agreement & deposit due
November 13, 2020

Important Admission Test Update

Admission Testing is not required for applicants to the 2021-22 school year.

Application Checklist

We’ve put together a checklist to help you with the application process.

Get to Know Us

Create an admission account by filling out an inquiry form*

Register for a Virtual Event

Explore Campus

  • Take a self-guided tour using our campus map
  • Register for a guided tour (on select dates; advance registration required)

Application Process

All of the application steps below are completed through your admission portal account.

Pay Application Fee*

  • $75 application fee; 50% discount if application is received on or before December 17, 2020 (non-refundable).
  • We will waive the application fee for those who applied to Catlin Gabel for ’20-21 and who re-apply for ’21-22 by the Early Eagle deadline of Dec. 17, 2020. Visit the Admission Portal to start your ’21-22 application

Submit Online Forms*

  • Family Information Forms
  • Questions for Parents/Guardians 
  • Questions for Students 

Send Teacher Evaluation Forms*

To current math and English teachers (after November 1)

Request School Records*

  • Current school year (2020-21)
  • Previous two years (2019-20, 2018-19)

Student Visit*

  • Complete required items in Candidate Profile section of application (at least one week prior to classroom observations or team challenge activity)
  • Register for an optional (virtual) Tech Check Session
  • Register for (virtual) day of classroom observations
  • Register for one-hour (virtual) team challenge activity

Register for an Admission Test (SSAT or alternative admission test)*

  • Admission testing is not required for applicants to the 2021-22 school year. Read More

Please Note: All required items are marked with an asterisk (*).

Application Checklist (PDF)


For More Information

Mary Braun
Director of Middle and Upper School Enrollment
(503) 297-1894 ext.5052

Middle School Quick Facts

Quick Facts (PDF)