Admission Testing

Students applying for grades 6–12 are required to take one of the following admission tests during the current school year as a part of their application:


Please register as soon as possible to guarantee a spot and avoid late fees.

If taking the SSAT or ISEE be sure to designate Catlin Gabel as a score recipient when you register.

For the ACT, HSPT, PSAT, or SAT you will need to provide a copy of your official score report.

To request an SSAT or ISEE registration fee waiver, please complete the Fee Waiver Request Form.

Testing Dates

SSAT dates are nationwide and testing begins at 9am unless otherwise noted. You may register to test at any location.

ISEE dates and times vary by location. If testing in Portland, OR, register at Prometric.

If you are taking the SSAT at Catlin Gabel, you will receive an email with details two days prior to your testing day.

If you are not taking the SSAT at Catlin Gabel, please email us with the type of test you are taking and your testing date.

SSAT Resources

SSAT Score Information for Admitted Students

The admission committee has no minimum score requirement for acceptance. Below is a look at how applicants admitted to Catlin Gabel have scored over the last three years.

Admit Grade
Average SSAT Score
6 1889
7 1943
8 2049
9 2153
10 2174
11 2195
12 n/a

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

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