Application Process

We look forward to getting to know your family! Please contact us at anytime if you have questions. We are here to support you through the process.

Our deadlines to apply for admission for the 2019-20 school year have passed, but we encourage you to look ahead for the 2020-21 admission season which begins September 3, 2019. In the meantime, we encourage you to stay engaged! Explore the website and our admission pages, which include helpful information on the application process and financial assistance.

Watch Now: Independent School Webinar Presentations with Northwest Association of Independent Schools

Application advice from independent school admission directors (2018)

Learning more about independent schools and financial assistance (2017)

New Students

Every year we welcome between 105 and 120 new students. Our main entry points are Preschool, Kindergarten, 6th, 7th, and 9th grade, and nearly all grades see new students admitted every year.


Approximate # of new students

Preschool 20
K 18
Grade 1 0-3
Grades 2–5 2-4 per grade
Grade 6 16
Grade 7 8
Grade 8 0-2
Grade 9 26
Grade 10 3
Grades 11–12 2-4 per grade

Upcoming Events

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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