Middle School

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In our Middle School, students become empowered in their own learning process and understanding of themselves. Our gifted teachers and student-centered learning environments make that possible. Visit our Middle School to talk with educators, and tour the campus and classrooms.

The deadline for Middle School applications for fall 2020 admission has passed.

Thank you for your interest in Catlin Gabel! We are currently fully enrolled for the fall of 2020, however, we welcome applications to the wait pool. Please reach out to Mary Braun, Director of Middle and Upper School Enrollment, at braunm@catlin.edu for more information. Thank you!

Middle School Key Facts

Student Body

188 students in grades 6-8

After School

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Sports, clubs, drama program, supervision

Average class size

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15 students

Integrated trips

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Class and field trips are integrated into each grade-level's curriculum

languages offered


Spanish, Mandarin, French

Art Classes

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Music, drama, woodshop, visual arts, media arts

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How to Apply

Please review the application items below for grades 6-8. All items are required unless otherwise noted.

Student Visit

Visits for all applicants include attending classes with your host and participating in group assessment activities. Registration is available via the admission portal September through early February.

Online Application

  • Student Information Form
  • Family Information Form
  • Questions for Parents/Guardians
  • Questions for Students
  • Math Teacher Evaluation
  • English Teacher Evaluation
  • School Records

Admission Testing

Please visit our Admission Testing page for more information.

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Dec 19, 2019: Last day for the Early Eagle Application Discount - apply by Dec 19 for a $25 discount off the $75 application fee
Feb 3, 2020: Application deadline
Feb 7, 2020: Financial assistance application deadline
Mar 6, 2020: Admission & financial assistance decisions delivered
Mar 18, 2020: Signed enrollment agreements & deposits due

Fee Waiver

To request a need-based application fee waiver, please complete the fee waiver request form

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Character Skills Snapshot

You have the option of including the results from the Character Skills Snapshot in your application.

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Middle School Academics

Catlin Gabel Middle School is a lively and caring environment, where inspired learning and teaching take place both inside and outside of the classroom.

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Have a Question?

Contact Mary Braun, Director of Middle and Upper School Enrollment

(503) 297-1894 ext. 5052

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Come Visit Us

We encourage you to visit campus early in your exploration process. Tours are highly recommended but not required. Students are welcome to attend with their parents/guardians. Registration is available via the admission portal September through early February.


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