Catlin Gabel School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students773 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
44%
State avg.: 21%
Students by Grade Catlin Gabel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers100 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
70%
Average Class Size17 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1414
Average ACT score32
Average Percentile SSAT97%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 21 / rolling
Tuition NotesVaries by division: $27,190 to $34,100
% on Financial Aid
27%
Average Financial Aid Grant$23,180
Acceptance Rate
26%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorSara Nordhoff
Admissions AssociateMary Braun

Sports

Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBaseball,
BasketballCross Country,
GolfSoccer,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.56 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
1. 99%, Asian Affinity, Black Student Union, Booster Club, Catlin Cooks, Catlin Gabel Geopolitical Society, Catlin Speaks newspaper, Chess Club, Communicare, Conservative Affinity, D.A.N.C.E. (Dare to Amaze with No Conscious Effort), D&D Club, Desi Affinity, Design Club, Engineering Program, Environmental Action Team (EAT), Female Affinity, Feminism Club, Global Education, Healing Hands, History Club, Interfaith Affinity Group, InvenTeam, Jewish Affinity, Jewish Student Union, JSA, Keep Portland Reading, Kids Club, Latinx Affinity, Marimba Club, Mental Health Awareness Club, Middle Eastern Affinity (MEA), Mock Trial, Multi Culti, MUN (Model United Nations), Origami Club, People of Color, PLACE urban studies program, Project Prelude, Project32, Robotics, RoyGBiv Affinity, SAFE, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Secular Humanist Affinity Group, Shine, Socks and Sandwiches, Taiko Club, The CENTER for youth activism, The Institute, TRIBE, UJIMA, Yearbook, Yoga. 2

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Outdoor Education

School Notes

  • 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.

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