C atlin Gabel is committed to progress, and our foundation of educational excellence makes that possible. While we adapt to changing needs of students and educators, we continue to provide a student-centered experience, a stimulating environment, and a faculty and staff as talented and creative as any in the nation.

We're poised to go further. The strategic initiatives detailed here will guide the school to new levels of success, helping us stay focused on social-emotional learning, environmental sustainability, and financial and operational strength.

These are the foundations for our future as a school, and for the individuals who grow and develop in our care. Within each of these areas, we will look to make decisions and invest resources in changes that will lead to excellent student outcomes, and take advantage of strategic opportunities to carry out our mission in expanded ways.







  • Focusing on social-emotional learning

    Self-awareness and social skills

    Responsible decision-making

    An inclusive and diverse learning community

    Student ownership of learning strengths and styles

    Health and wellness


  • Promoting and practicing environmental sustainability

    Comprehensive Sustainability Action Plan focused on student learning and institutional ownership

    Campus sustainability goals and processes

    Climate literacy curricula emphasizing experiential learning

    Socially and fiscally responsible endowment and investment policies

  • Ensuring financial health & operational excellence

    Five-year financial plan that encompasses tuition, giving, and enrollment

    Ten-year enrollment plan that capitalizes on a strong market position as a highly selective school

    Long-term master plan that incorporates ideas on the future of learning spaces while preserving the hallmarks of our unique campus environment 

    Strong culture of philanthropy and a long term capital fundraising plan

    Opportunities for cost savings across the school

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

Explore why Catlin Gabel is a national leader in progressive education.

We welcome more than 100 new families annually to our inclusive community from the Portland area and beyond.


A demanding and engaging program in which each student is the unit of consideration

Playing sports involves life lessons in determination, grace, and resilience. We invite everyone to be part of a team.

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We foster a community that appreciates our differences and recognizes our essential unity

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