Oregon Episcopal School
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.
OES offers an inquiry-based education that prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning.
The OES science program challenges students through independent research, professional mentoring, and national and international competition.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 |
2017 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||5-12|
|Campus Size||59 acres||110 acres|
|Enrollment||868 students||300 students|
|% Students of Color|
|% International Students|
|% Students Boarding|
|Average SAT Score||1990||* National Avg. »View|
|SAT range (25th-75th percentile)||1976 - 2140||-|
|Average ACT score||30||*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||7||17|
|ESL Courses Offered||Yes||Yes|
|% Faculty with Advanced Degree|
|Summer Program Offered||Yes||Yes|
|Endowment Size||$23 million||$17 million|
|% Students on Financial Aid|
|Merit Scholarships Offered||No||No|
|Application Deadline||Jan. 26 / rolling||Jan. 15|
|Accepts Standardized Application||Yes||No|
|Director of Admissions||Susan Gundle|
|Associate Director of Admissions||Jen Bash|
|List of Courses Offered||Link to List of Courses|
AP / Advanced Courses
|# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered||7||17|
|Courses||Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Computer Science, French Language, Spanish Language, Spanish Literature, Statistics|
|# Interscholastic Sports Offered||10||14|
|Sports||Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball|
|Total Extracurricular Organizations||22||23|
|Extracurriculars||Club or Organization:|
BPA Science Bowl, Greenhouse, International Student Club, Junior State of America, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Robotics, Speech and Debate, Spirit Squad, Student Government, Yearbook
Arts and Music Programs:
Accapella and Concert Choir, Band & Orchestra, Ceramics Club, Digital Art, Drama Club, Drawing, Film Making Club, Painting, Photography, Studio Art
Recreational Athletic Programs:
|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.
- Rooted in the Episcopal tradition, the school emphasizes respect for all faiths and each student`s efforts to develop spiritually to realize his or her power for good in the world.
- International program stresses cultural awareness and understanding among students from many nations.
- 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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