Situated on a 54-acre wooded campus in SW Portland is Catlin Gabel, one of the most sought-after private schools in the region, if not the country. Catlin Gabel offers an enriched curriculum blending science, mathematics, humanities, the arts, athletics, and a strong sense of community for about 730 students in preschool (age 4) through twelfth grade. The school was founded in 1957 as a result of merger between the Catlin Hillside School (founded 1911 as Miss Catlin’s School, named after the founder Ruth Catlin) and the Gabel Country Day School (with roots back to 1859, named after founder Priscilla Gabel). The place where Catlin now sits was once the Honey Hollow Farm until 1958.
If you’ve ever entertained private elementary school education for your child, tomorrow will be a great opportunity at Catlin Gabel’s Beginning and Lower School Open House on Sunday, November 21, from 1 to 4 p.m. Ages are preschool through grade 5, and with Catlin Gabel alumni including Charis Wilson, writer, model for and wife of photographer Edward Weston and director Gus Van Sant, you may be shaping an interesting destiny for your child.
Catlin Gabel School
8825 SW Barnes Rd.
Portland, Oregon, 97225
Program Schedule for Open House is:
- 1:00 – 3:30 Registration and student-led tours departing from the barn
- 1:15 – 2:00 Overview presentation – Lower School library
- 2:30 – 3:15 Repeat overview presentation – Lower School library
- 1:00 – 4:00 Opportunities to talk with teachers and parents about the preschool through 5th grade program
If you are unable to attend this event, there will also be an abbreviated version of the Open House on Wednesday, January 5, 2011, at 7:30 p.m.
Also worth nothing is the school recently received a gift from Penny and Phil Knight in excess of $1 million in late October. The gift will establish the Knight Family Scholars Program, emphasizing academics, community service, athletics and leadership. Knight Scholars will be students who inspire their peers and go on to serve the world. The program will launch in the 2012-2013 school year and will support four students.