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Catlin Gabel School
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  • Private
  • PORTLAND, OR

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Catlin Gabel is currently hosting in-person events for applicants who are interested in applying for the 2022-23 school year. For specific grade-level information, a virtual tour, or financial assistance questions, our enrollment team is available to answer your questions. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

8825 SW BARNES RD
PORTLAND, OR 97225

Applying

Application Deadline
January 19
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
None

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$38,800
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
26%
Average Financial Aid
$26,300
From Catlin Gabel School

Catlin Gabel is recognized as one of the finest schools in the nation, known for providing an education that is a catalyst for lifelong learning. Because our approach is grounded in the principles of progressive education, students of every age, from preschool to high school, can harness their true potential. They learn through discovery and conversation, which take place in our classrooms, in our forests, and beyond the confines of campus. Teachers encourage students to ask questions and search for answers, to advocate for themselves and others, and to keep trying when they don’t succeed the first time.This is all possible in a community of 780 students. Here, we want to fuel curiosity with courage so that every student will have the confidence and ability to rise to the challenges of life, becoming global citizens who can change the world for good.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1400
140 responses
Average ACT
31
40 responses

Student-Centered, Progressive Education

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When students step onto our 67-acre campus, they find themselves at the center of the education experience. Students engage in learning in classes, in our woods and stream, in the wider Portland community, and beyond. In addition to our rigorous academic programs, students from the earliest years on explore modern languages and the arts, from music and theater to wood shop and visual arts.

Culture & Safety

Poll
94%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 16 responses
Poll
88%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 16 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 55 responses
  • Spring Festival
    24%
  • Class Trips
    16%
  • St George
    13%
  • Winterim and other Experiential Learning programs
    13%
  • Revels
    11%
  • Beehive circus and Kindergarten Olympics
    9%
  • 8th grade play
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
783
81%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 16 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 16 responses
75%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 16 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$31,000
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
4 years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
2:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No data available  
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    No data available  

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
9:1
National
17:1
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 24 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 24 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 24 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
No data available  
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
92%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 13 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 13 responses
92%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 13 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade D minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$92,025
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,541
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$439,300
National
$244,900

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