Grades: PK-12 | 858 students
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.
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 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.
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.
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|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Prekindergarten-12|
|Offers Post-Graduate Year||Yes|
|Total Students||858 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||
State avg.: 22%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||137 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||7:1
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree||
|Average Class Size||16 students|
|Number of AP Courses||8 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 French Literature, AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature, 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. 28 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$24,100|
|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|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Susan Gundle|
|Admissions Associate||Sarah Ross-Bailly|
|Total Sports Offered||10 sports|
|Sports||Alpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine Skiing, Basketball,
Cross Country, Fencing,
Track and Field, Volleyball,
|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,
BPA Science Bowl,
Junior State of America,
- 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.
Profile last updated: 08/11/2015
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