Catlin Gabel School

8825 SW Barnes Road,
Portland, OR, 97225-0972
Tel: (503)297-1894
Grades: PK - 12 | 757 students
Catlin Gabel School is an independent, co-educational day school for students from preschool through twelfth grade.
Its faculty and staff are dedicated to individuality, academics, and life-long learning.
Catlin Gabel School supports inspired learning, leading to responsible action through dedicated teaching, caring relationships, a challenging curriculum, and community service.
We value each person's effort, imagination, and positive contributions to the community.
We celebrate being inclusive and the partnership between family and school.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten - 12
Learning Programs Supported yes
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 757 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 28%
State avg.: 18%
Students by Grade Catlin Gabel School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 90 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 66%
Average Class Size 14 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 1943
Average ACT score 29
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 10 / Feb. 3
Tuition Notes Varies by division: $19,200 to $25,850
% on Financial Aid 26%
Average Financial Aid Grant $13,260
Acceptance Rate 25%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Sara Nordhoff
Admissions Associate Mary Braun

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Jesuit High School (1.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Barnes-miller Child Development Center (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Chiquitos Schools (1.5 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Portland Barnes-miller Child Development Center
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    7345 Sw Barnes Rd
    Portland , OR , 97225
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    0.9  mi  |  21  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Portland
    Cedar Hills Kindergarten & Preschool
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    Po Box 219006
    Portland , OR , 97225
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.2  mi  |  88  students  |  Gr.  K
  • Portland
    Cedar Hills KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    165 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
    Portland , OR , 97225
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.3  mi  |  49  students  |  Gr.  NS-PK
  • Portland
    French American International School
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    8500 NW Johnson Street
    Portland , OR , 97229
    Special Program Emphasis (Nonsectarians)
    1.4  mi  |  546  students  |  Gr.  NS-8
  • Portland
    Chiquitos Schools
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    11675 Sw Butner Road
    Portland , OR , 97225
    Early Childhood / Day Cares (Nonsectarians)
    1.5  mi  |  56  students  |  Gr.  PK-3

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