Our Community

Catlin Gabel fosters a community that appreciates our differences and recognizes our essential unity. We take pride in being an open and diverse community in which differing points of view are welcome and expected.

Families become involved with school life in myriad ways. Lifelong friendships develop through shared experiences and beloved school traditions.

About one-third of our families identify as people of color. Our school community includes many first-generation and second-generation immigrant families from more than 30 countries, at last count.

Current families live in 60 different zip codes including all four quadrants in Portland, the suburbs, Washington state, and beyond.

Alumni families across the globe stay connected with teachers and each other throughout their lives. Catlin Gabel enjoys the loyalty of families engaged with the life of the school from generation to generation.

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.

Extensive support ensures our students are successful.

Learn about Catlin Gabel news and events on campus and beyond.

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

Every gift benefits our students. Every volunteer hour builds our community.

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