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Key Facts

44% of students

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identify as people of color


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representing 55 different ZIP codes

OVER $4.7 M

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in financial assistance awarded to 27% of the student body


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the Oregon Athletic Coaches Association All Sport Champion Award


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than national average


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of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics and Science



hold doctorate degrees; all participate in ongoing professional learning.

Experiential Learning

Inspiring a Curious and Engaged Approach to the World

by Tim Bazemore, Head of School

As an eighth grader in the 1970s, I experienced a “new” approach to science in my upstate New York public school. In a well-intended effort to strengthen science learning, my classmates and I were rewarded with an “activity” when we completed lessons in our color-coded workbooks.

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Responsible Action

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Becoming Engaged with the World

by Lyla Bashan ’98, Director of the USAID Sustainable Development Office, Armenia

When I was young I wanted to save the environment. But it was Catlin Gabel’s academic rigor, high expectations, and commitment to excellence that taught me to direct my passion in specific, practical ways.


Spirit of Inquiry

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Cultivating a Community of Inquisitive Learners

by Berkeley Gadbaw, Middle School Science Teacher

In my classroom I strive to create a physical and emotional space where my students’ curiosity about their world is front and center. This area in my room is called the Driving Question Board.



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Begin with Knowing Yourself

by Dawn Isaacs, Beginning and Lower School Head

To contribute and find success in the world, we know our children will need to be able to listen to others, appreciate different perspectives, and work together to solve problems.

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The Whole Child

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Viewing Each Child as a Whole

by Dr. Aline Garcia-Rubio ’93, Head of the Upper School

In a recent parent-teacher conference, I heard my colleagues speak of a student’s performance during the Anon(ymous) fall play. Other teachers in the room had seen her acting and threaded it to her writing in English class.

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Upcoming Events

Virtual 1st Grade Celebration of Learning

Virtual 4th Grade Celebration of Learning

Virtual Kindergarten Celebration of Learning