Oregon Episcopal School
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #2 - 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.
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 - 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 #6 - Starting in 9th grade, our college counselors are available to meet with students and parents. The goal is to teach students how to find colleges that best fit and support their interests and goals. OES graduates attend an array of excellent colleges.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #7 - 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. 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 #8 - The OES campus includes a fencing salon and is the home of Oregon Fencing Alliance. OFA coaches the Olympic sport of saber fencing in a fun, engaging environment. Nearby facilities offer training in foil and epee.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #9 - The OES Arts & Music program seeks to expose students to the aesthetic and creative joy of making art and music and instill in our students a life-long appreciation of artistic expression. Upper School, students produce sophisticated work in painting, printmaking, photography, and other media.
- Since 1869, OES has been helping children develop solid academic skills, sound character, strong leadership abilities, and an appreciation for the value of hard work and giving back to the community. At OES, academics are a blend of traditional, research-based, cross-disciplinary, and experiential coursework. The OES science program challenge students through independent research, professional mentoring, and national and international competition.
- Our research-based humanities programs lead students to create truly impressive works like the Literary Journalism Project.
- Upper School students also take on leadership responsibilities through student government, clubs and organizations, athletic teams, and performing arts.
|Definition of Terms|
| 2019 School Data
|Oregon Episcopal||Boarding School Avg.|
|School Focus||College Prep||College Preparatory|
|Grades Offered (Boarding)||9-12, PG||7-12|
|Grades Offered (Day)||Pre-K-12, PG||7-12|
|Campus Size||59 acres||104 acres|
|Enrollment||877 students||320 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1400||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1335 - 1485||-|
|Average ACT score||29||*National Avg. » View|
|Offers Post-Grad Year||Yes||No|
Academics and Faculty
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual||Casual|
|Average Class Size||16 students||12|
*National School Avg. » 20
|Teacher : Student Ratio||1:7||1:7|
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||5||18|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Summer Program Details||Link to Summer Program Details|
|Endowment Size||$23 million||$20 million|
((includes meal plan, ELS, most athletics etc.))
(Grade 9-12 Day student tuition; tuition varies by grade, please visit our website to learn more www.oes.edu/tuition)
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 30 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Susan Gundle|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||5||18|
|Courses||Calculus AB, Calculus BC, French Language, Spanish Language, Statistics|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||10||16|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||15||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
Aikido, Greenhouse, International Student Club, Junior State of America, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Student Government, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Accapella and Concert Choir, Drama Club, Painting, Photography, Studio Art
|Year: 2011 - 2014||10 Most Popular College Choices (# Enrolled)|
|University of Southern California||12|
|University of Washington||10|
|Santa Clara University||8|
|New York University||7|
|University of Oregon||6|
|University of Puget Sound||5|
|Link to Matriculation Data|
- Research-based science program helps students become finalists in the Intel Science Talent Search and Siemens Competition.
- On-campus fencing salon led by Ed Korfanty trains Olympic fencers, including two-time gold-medalist Mariel Zagunis.
- Outdoor program provides experienced leadership for a cornucopia of activities geared for levels of expertise from beginner to expert.
- Boys and Girls Varsity soccer teams have played in the state championship for the past 3 years.
- Lacrosse program is one of pre-eminent programs in the state of Oregon, with the team playing in the state championship match most years.
- Winterim program includes international trips for service or language immersion as well as domestic adventures, art workshops, and cultural experiences in the Portland area.
- International program stresses cultural awareness and understanding among students from many nations.
- Oregon Episcopal School accreditations: Northwest Association of Schools and Colleges, Northwest Association of Independent Schools, The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
- Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
- Virginia Euwer Wolff - Author of books for young adults
- Jon Robinson - Actor
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