Our curriculum builds competence in our students, but even more, it builds a capacity for them to ask their own questions. Catlin Gabel graduates know how to think deeply and work effectively. By integrating disciplines such as math and science, history and English, we prepare students for the real world, where scientists must communicate persuasively and policy makers need to understand cultural differences. All this is accomplished through intellectual pursuit and hard work.We look for students who are eager to learn, who will contribute to our community, and who will take advantage of all we have to offer. We offer placement to young people who want to be part of a creative and vibrant academic, social, and athletic community. We also seek diversity among our students. Every class is made up of a mix of introverts, extroverts, talkers, listeners, boys, girls, scientists, artists, athletes, and mathematicians. We honor ethnic, racial, and economic diversity as well as different learning and social styles.