Upper School

Our 9th-12th grade students are critical thinkers who advocate for themselves and others. Our dedicated teachers and state-of-the-art learning spaces help students discover what matters to them.

Still Accepting Applications

Although the Upper School round one application deadline has passed, we are still accepting applications for each grade level. To learn more about starting this process today, please email enrollment. We look forward to connecting with you!

Other Key Admission Dates
December 17, 2020: Last day for 50% off $75 application fee (Early Eagle Discount)
January 7, 2021: Palma Scholar application deadline
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 virtual 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

Upload Student Writing Sample*

 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 and demo-class/team challenge activities)
  • Register for day of (virtual) classroom observations
  • Register for 2-hour (virtual) demo-class and team challenge activities (for applicants to 9th/10th grade only). Applicants to 11th/12th grade should contact the enrollment office to schedule an interview.

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

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

Upper School Quick Facts

Quick Facts (PDF)