Experiential Education

At Catlin Gabel, we aim for a balance that allows both a genuinely challenging, world-class curriculum, and a healthy, manageable student experience with room for athletics, volunteer activities, class trips, and our wide range of student activities and organizations. Both in the classroom and outside, we truly believe that kids learn by doing. Explore our website to learn more about our signature programs that emphasize hands-on learning: global education, outdoor education, our PLACE urban studies and leadership program, robotics, service learning, Startup Camp, and Winterim.

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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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