Oregon Episcopal School

Our beautiful 59-acre campus provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
Our beautiful 59-acre campus provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
OES offers an inquiry-based education that prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning.
The OES science program challenges students through independent research, professional mentoring, and national and international competition.
We are a community of learners in which excellent faculty engage small groups of students to foster their curiosity and inspire them to cultivate their power to do good work in the world.
Athletics offers all students the option to participate on a team. The program promotes the health and safety of the athletes and provides opportunity for growth through participation. OES has a no-cut policy - there is a team for every level of experience and skill. Any student choosing to participate can be on a team and play in the games.
In the lower grades, small classes are supplemented by specialized teachers in art, music, physical education, and Spanish.
OES faculty members are among the finest in their fields and are recruited nationwide.  The faculty at OES are committed to an intensely personal style of education, aided by a student teacher ratio of 7:1.  Teachers focus on the academic and emotional well being of each student, creating an atmosphere with positive student/teacher relationships.
The boarding program (grades 9-12) at OES allows students from around the world to study in an atmosphere of academic excellence while experiencing exciting outdoor pursuits in the Pacific Northwest and enjoying the vibrant cultural scene of Portland, Oregon. Students work together to create a community conducive to learning and personal growth.
OES is a Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 college preparatory, independent school with approximately 850 students.
We are committed to small classes in a collaborative, project-based learning environment.
Our beautiful 59-acre campus, located only 15 minutes from downtown Portland, provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
Students enjoy close relationships with faculty that encourage intellectual risk-taking, healthy skepticism, informed discussion and imaginative research.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
NWAIS (Northwest Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1869

Student Body

Total Students 858 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Oregon Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 18 students
Number of AP Courses 7 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics,
Average SAT score 2010
Average ACT score 28
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 19 / Jan. 26 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,500
Tuition Notes Tuition varies by grade; complete info and financial aid info available: www.oes.edu/admissions/tuition
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $16,000
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Susan Gundle
Admissions Associate Jen Bash


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 22 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Accapella and Concert Choirs, Aikido, Athletic training, BPA Science Bowl, Band, Ceramics, Digital Simulations, Filmmaking, Greenhouse activity, Junior State of America, Lego Design, Maker Studio, Model UN, Outdoor Program, Robotics, School Newspaper, Stagecraft, String Orchestra, Student government, Studio Art, Theater, Yearbook Aikido, Band, Ceramics, Filmmaking, Lego Design, Maker Studio, Model UN, Robotics, Stagecraft, Studio Art, Theater, Yearbook, Accapella and Concert Choirs,
Athletic training,
BPA Science Bowl,
Digital Simulations,
Greenhouse activity,
Junior State of America,
Outdoor Program,
School Newspaper,
String Orchestra,
Student government,

School Notes

  • Research-based science program helps students become finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search and Siemens Competition.
  • On-campus fencing salon led by Ed Korfanty trains Olympic fencers, including two-time gold-medalist Mariel Zagunis.
  • Outdoor program provides experienced leadership for a cornucopia of activities geared for levels of expertise from beginner to expert.
  • Lacrosse program is one of pre-eminent programs in the state of Oregon, with the team playing in the state championship match most years.
  • Winterim program includes international trips for service or language immersion as well as domestic adventures, art workshops, and cultural experiences in the Portland area.
  • Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, the school emphasizes respect for all faiths and each student`s efforts to develop spiritually to realize his or her power for good in the world.
  • International program stresses cultural awareness and understanding among students from many nations.
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