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An admission event with Catlin Gabel and other fine schools. Free of charge and open to all. See the list of participating schools.
See the full schedule of alumni events, and our homecoming soccer games against OES.
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Barbara shares her thoughts moving Catlin Gabel forward - defining "who we are and who we want to be."
Our former Head of the Beginning School takes on a new leadership role at CGS.
Derek brings to the Upper School his experience in academic policy and curriculum alignment.
Learn how the Ed Lab Team at Catlin Gabel supports teacher action research as a key part of the school's educational laboratory vision.
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.
All School
    • FriSep28 Homecoming Game 4:00 PM to 9:00 PMMurphy Athletic Complex
    • ThuOct11 PFA General Meeting - Coffee with Tim 8:15 AM to 9:00 AMThe Barn
    • FriOct12 No Classes - All Divisions (Professional Development Day for Teachers)
    • WedOct17 IONS (In Our Neighbors Shoes) 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMLower School Library
Upper School
    • ThuOct04 FAFSA/CSS Profile Workshop for Senior Families 7:00 PM to 8:30 PMGerlinger
    • WedOct10 Sophomores and Juniors: PSAT am-pm activities
    • ThuOct11 Upper School PFA Parent/Guardian Coffee 8:00 AM to 9:15 AMCreative Arts Center
    • FriOct12 No Upper School Classes - Professional Development Day
    • WedOct17 Catlin Gabel College Mini-Fair 11:20 AM to 12:00 PMUS Library
Middle School
    • MonSep24 6th Grade Potluck 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    • TueSep25 7th & 8th Grade Potlucks 6:00 PM to 8:00 PMMiddle School
    • WedSep26 Late Start - School begins at 9am 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
    • WedOct03 Late Start - School begins at 9am 9:00 AM to 3:15 PM
Lower School
    • MonSep24 New to Catlin Gabel Parent Coffee with Dawn 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMLower School Library
    • ThuSep27 Lower School Back to School Night 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM
    • TueOct02 Parent Coffee with Dawn 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMLower School Library
    • ThuOct04 Modern Language Coffee for 1st Grade Families 8:20 AM to 9:20 AMLS Library
    • TueOct09 Photo Make-Up Day
Beginning School
    • MonSep24 New to Catlin Gabel Parent Coffee with Dawn 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMLower School Library, CAL–Beginning School
    • FriSep28 Friday Sing 8:30 AM to 9:00 AMCAL–Beginning School
    • TueOct02 Parent Coffee with Dawn 8:30 AM to 9:30 AMLower School Library
    • FriOct05 Friday Sing 8:30 AM to 9:00 AMCAL–Beginning School

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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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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

Nearly $ 4.5 M

in financial assistance awarded to 27% of the student body


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


students representing 55 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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