Oregon Episcopal School

6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #1 - Our beautiful 59-acre campus provides the perfect setting for open minds to inquire, explore, and grow in order to succeed in an ever-changing global community.
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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #10 - Three works per year are staged in the Upper School, including the student-written dramas and musicals. Students also play in the pit orchestra and participate in the sound and stage crews.
  • 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.

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Definition of Terms
 | 2019 School Data
Oregon EpiscopalBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)9-12, PG9-12
Grades Offered (Day)Pre-K-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationEpiscopalNon-denominational
Year Founded18691909
Campus Size59 acres110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment877 students320 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score1400* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1335 - 1485-
Average ACT score29*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesNoNo
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size16 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:71:7
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
ESL Courses OfferedYesYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details


Endowment Size$23 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
((includes meal plan, ELS, most athletics etc.))
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
(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 OfferedNoNo


Application DeadlineJan. 30 / rollingJan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationYesNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsSusan Gundle

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

AP / Advanced Courses

# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered518
CoursesCalculus AB, Calculus BC, French Language, Spanish Language, Statistics


# Interscholastic Sports Offered1016
SportsBasketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball


Total Extracurricular Organizations1523
ExtracurricularsClub 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

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 201410 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Southern California12
University of Washington10
Stanford University9
Santa Clara University8
Chapman University7
New York University7
Occidental College7
University of Oregon6
Middlebury College5
University of Puget Sound5
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • 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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