Oregon Episcopal School

Oregon Episcopal School Photo #1 - 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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #2 - 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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #3 - OES offers an inquiry-based education that prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #4 - The OES science program challenges students through independent research, professional mentoring, and national and international competition.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #5 - 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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #6 - 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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #7 - Our new Lower School building features spacious, light-filled classrooms.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #8 - In the lower grades, small classes are supplemented by specialized teachers in art, music, physical education, and Spanish.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #9 - 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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #10 - 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.
  • Since 1869, Oregon Episcopal School (OES) has been preparing students for excellent colleges, while supporting them in their journeys of self-discovery, leadership, and service to others. At OES, students engage in a world class liberal arts education focused on experiential learning, and discovery of passions. Students also have access to an acclaimed math, science and technology program. We celebrate a diverse, inclusive community where students can form lifelong friendships. OES is located on the West Coast in Portland, Oregon (3 hours south of Seattle), and sits on an idyllic 59 acre campus just a 15 minute drive from downtown and 25 minute drive from the airport. Some highlights: PreK-12, 870 population, 60 boarding students, 7:1 Student Teacher Ratio, average class size of 18, 26 US sports teams, 30+ US activities, 1 roommate, 4 seasons with a mild winter, shorter flight to Asia, home of Nike World Headquarters and Adidas North American Headquarters, NBA and MLS teams, and about 1 hour to mountains and ocean.

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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 AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1869
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesSummer camp cost vary by course, please visit our website summer.oes.edu for camp costs.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students869 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 22%
Students by Grade Oregon Episcopal School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers120 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses5 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Computer Science, AP French Language, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics
Average SAT score1400
Average ACT score29
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 21 / Jan. 28
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,000
Tuition NotesTuition varies by grade; and families may apply for Flexible Tuition: www.oes.edu/tuition
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$18,000
Admissions DirectorSusan Gundle
Admissions AssociateSarah Ross-Bailly
Endowment Size$23 million


Total Sports Offered10 sports
SportsAlpine Skiing, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballAlpine SkiingBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Track and FieldVolleyball,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.23 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
A Cappella & Concert Choirs, Business Club, Challenge Course, Coding, Greenhouse activity, Junior State of America, Maker Studio, Mock Trial, Model UN, Robotics, School Newspaper, Speech & Debate, Student government, Ukulele & Other Acoustics, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Ceramics, Filmmaking, Stagecraft, String Orchestra, Theater

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Athletic training, Outdoor Program

School Notes

  • School Description

    Established in 1869, OES is a co-ed, Pre-K - 12, independent, day and boarding school located on a 59-acre wooded campus  just 15 minutes from downtown Portland on the West Coast. We celebrate exploration and discovery, experiential learning, the cultivation of meaningful relationships, and being a presence of good in the world. Service learning is an essential part of our school`s philosophy.OES is a college preparatory school and our students move on to select colleges. In a typical year, over 130 colleges visit OES to recruit our students. Our average US class size of 14 students enables discussion based learning.

    Our students become strong and versatile writers, critical thinkers, designers, performers, and they engage in hands-on, project oriented work. For example, through our annual science research project, our students have reached great heights in research, and national and international recognition.Our dorm students are incredibly supported. We have one faculty dorm parent for approximately every 5 dorm students. Furthermore, our Dorm Academic Resource Team of faculty members offers additional academic support. Being a smaller dorm program of 55 students, our students build close relationships with each other, and adults, and they have more opportunities for leadership. Our dorm students are supported and known by our community.  

    School Advantages

    At OES, our rigorous, college preparatory program is balanced by student wellness. We have no uniforms in the Upper School, and our teachers asks students to call them by their first name. We start the school year with grade level trips, with our 9th graders going to the beach for 3 days. During exam time, we have had food stands, meditation and yoga sessions, and even Bunny and Puppy Petting stations to reduce stress for our students.

    High school should also be a joyful time when students have opportunities to try new things and explore their passions. OES has a no cut policy for sports. With over 27 sports teams, any student who wants to play a sport will be on a team, and have a chance to play. We offer over 30 activities every year, and activities are worked into the class schedule for students. In a typical year, we offer free outdoor trips throughout the school year: hiking, rafting, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing etc.  

    OES` location is ideal. Being on the West Coast, winters are milder, and we are approximately one hour from the mountains and from the ocean. We have stores and restaurants within walking distance of the campus, and it is only an 8 min. drive to the mall, a 15 min. drive to downtown, and a 25 min. drive to the airport.

    Portland is a city known for its art, music, food, sports (NBA & MLS teams), and entrepreneurship (Nike World Headquarters, Adidas North American Headquarters, Columbia World Headquarters, and Intel Campuses).OES and Portland offer an exciting place for boarding students to call their second home during their high school years..

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