卡特琳 Catlin Gabel

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Catlin Gabel School

www.catlin.edu

 

Founded: 1957
Grades: K-12
Enrollment: 756

Class Size: 14
T/S Ratio: 1:7
SAT Average: 1947

Address: 8825 Southwest Barnes Road
City: Portland
State: Oregon
Post Code: 97225

 

Two schools, Catlin-Hillside School and Gabel Country Day School, merged in 1957 to become Catlin Gabel School. The school relocated to the current campus in 1958. Our predecessor schools were founded by strong women who were leaders in the progressive education movement. Today, Catlin Gabel enrolls 750 students in preschool through 12th grade.

Catlin Gabel 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.

Good teaching and learning hinge on the quality of the relationships in the classroom. Students learn in a social context that colors their experience and directly affects their learning. Teachers understand that relationships provide fertile ground for learning, and strive to create the kind of classroom in which students are free to discuss, disagree, formulate ideas, and wonder. When teachers and students form healthy bonds, there are few limits to the learning that can take place.

Our approach supports students’ open inquiry, independent thinking, and respect for diverse views. This spirit of inquiry lies at the very heart of a well-educated person. Educator John Dewey asserted that the purpose of a good education is more education. We agree. We leave room for student questions, and we foster curiosity, openness to differing perspectives, and the desire to keep learning—lasting benefits of a good education.

Children and young adults learn to become competent, caring, and contributing people in a place that is a community as well as a school. There is room for the experiences and perspectives of all students to be included. Students learn how to work together as part of a larger whole, and to be good citizens. Feeling connected to teachers and to one another helps them become good people and good learners at the same time.

We believe a diverse community is integral to maintaining a relevant, future-focused school. A community of diverse learners with different perspectives and life experiences is essential for deep learning and real-world preparation. We foster an environment in which students and adults are curious and supportive, and strive to recognize each person for their unique contributions.

Our teaching aims to help students use their minds well, to be independent thinkers accustomed to thinking critically and deeply. Creativity is expressed in many different realms and is essential in contemporary society. We want to create conditions that support students to know the power of their own ideas, develop new-to-them ways of doing things, be able to think inventively, and reason well and critically assess ideas and events.

We value experiential education, the idea that people learn by doing, not simply by being told. This means that students learn through real and direct exposure to places, events, and people. Hands-on lab experiments, outdoor education, field trips, lab work in science, creating music, and directing a one-act play—these are all expressions of our belief that experiential education makes learning come alive.

We want students to learn to live in concert with their values, and to do so with honesty, confidence, and courage. Our approach gives students freedom to explore their own core beliefs, then test and revise them—all within the context of a supportive community. Helping students develop integrity and understand its value is an important goal at Catlin Gabel.

 

AP Courses
n/a
Athletics
10
  • Cross Country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Racquetball
  • Baseball
  • Golf
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field
Clubs
20
  • Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • Kids Club
  • Asian Pride
  • CommuniCare
  • Equality Enforcers
  • Garden Club
  • Infinote
  • InvenTeam,
  • JSA
  • Marimba Club
  • Math Team
  • Model United Nations
  • Mu Alpha Theta
  • Robotics
  • Science Bowl
  • Science Olympiad
  • Taiko Club
  • SAFE
  • Black Student Union
  • Ujima