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Kindergarten Eagles

kindergarten class learning outdoors

Our kindergarten children, affectionately called Eagles, are ready to discover, describe, and create. We explore the spaces of our classrooms—sitting together on the carpet, working together in groups at tables—and we extend our explorations to farm and field on our bus. We rejoice with our students as they appreciate the pleasure of communication. And we affirm their growing capacity to show cultural awareness, speak boldly, listen attentively, and solve problems.

We pay close attention to each child’s mental, physical, and emotional growth, carefully designing our daily program to make sure everyone is included. That means worksheets are very rare, and homework at this age level is usually for parents: we provide frequent suggestions for reinforcing at home what’s happening in the classroom.


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.

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

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