Catlin Gabel News

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See the full schedule of alumni events, and our homecoming soccer games against OES.
Learn how the Ed Lab Team at Catlin Gabel supports teacher action research as a key part of the school's educational laboratory vision.
Barbara shares her thoughts moving Catlin Gabel forward - defining "who we are and who we want to be."
The pastoral beauty of the Catlin Gabel campus earned a spot in the AD list of "The Most Beautiful Private High School in Every State in America."
A new exhibit celebrates the work of Ernest F. Tucker, class of 1918
Catlin Gabel juniors organized and hosted the CGS Programming Contest – the first of its kind in Oregon – with 10 teams competing.
Our Middle School head moves into the new position of Assistant Head of School at the start of the 2018-19 academic year.
Nicole Rinetti-Clawson joins Catlin Gabel as the new Director of Advancement.
For the third consecutive year, Ameya takes top honors in this national contest, winning both the Gold and Silver Medals in Digital Art, and a Silver Medal for her portfolio of work.
Our Varsity chess team defended their title as overall state champions by winning every match they played all season. Read more and see the photo gallery.
After placing in the top three teams at the Regional Tournament, the CG Blue team advances to the State Tournament March 16-17 at the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse.
A 17-minute student-organized walkout is planned for 10 a.m. on Wednesday, March 14, as well as age-appropriate groups discussions. The walkout honors the 17 students and teachers killed in Parkland, Florida.
Gather your friends and get ready to celebrate at our "Night at the Museum." Tickets are available now, and we also invite you to donate an item or volunteer.
Our annual Diversity Conference on February 22 was a day for student led workshops, affinity groups, and creative self-expression.
All School
    • MonSep03 School Closed - Holiday
    • FriSep28 Homecoming Game 4:00 PM to 9:00 PMMurphy Athletic Complex
    • FriOct12 No Classes - All Divisions (Professional Development Day for Teachers)
Upper School
    • ThuAug23 Upper School 101 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
    • FriAug31 Common Application Work Party 9:00 AM to 12:00 PMML 6
    • TueSep04 First Day of Upper School
    • MonSep17 Upper School Back to School Night 5:45 PM to 9:15 PM
    • ThuOct04 FAFSA/CSS Profile Workshop for Senior Families 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMGerlinger
Middle School
    • FriAug17 Optional Rising 6th Orientation 9:30 AM to 11:00 AMMiddle School
    • MonAug20 Optional Rising 6th Orientation 9:30 AM to 11:00 AMMiddle School
    • ThuAug23 New Student Orientation and Cookout 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    • TueSep04 First day of School 8:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Lower School
    • TueSep04 Open House - Welcome Back to School Celebration 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
    • WedSep05 First Day of Lower School 8:10 AM to 3:10 PMLower School
    • ThuSep06 Photo Day 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
    • MonSep10 New to Catlin Gabel Parent Coffee with Dawn 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMLower School Library
    • WedSep12 5th Grade Class Trip Lower School
Beginning School

The Palma Scholars Program

A unique program that nurtures student potential in academics, athletics, service, and leadership.

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Affording Catlin Gabel

Generous financial assistance ensures the school’s socio-economic diversity - a core value at Catlin Gabel.

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Visit Catlin Gabel 


Campus tours are available September through early February!

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Diversity and Inclusion

Catlin Gabel values diversity in all its forms, and believes it is essential to student success.

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higher than national average for student SAT scores


of the students identify as people of color

$ 4.4 M

in financial assistance awarded to 28% of the student body


recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science


students representing 62 different zip codes


awarded the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All Sport Champion Award

An independent preschool through 12th grade day school in Portland, Oregon
8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, Oregon 97225 |
503-297-1894 |

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