Oregon Episcopal School

6300 SW Nicol Road
Portland, OR 97223
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #1 - Since 1869, our mission has been to inspire intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that students realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #1 - Since 1869, our mission has been to inspire intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that students realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #2 - OES supports artistic vision and expression. Our students have access to a music recording studio, media lab, woodshop, darkroom, ceramics studio, apparel construction area, 3D printers, and multiple creative spaces.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #3 - Our Residential Life Program attracts boarding students from across the US and from all over the world who share their unique cultures and perspectives. Our Residential Life community is led by an incredibly caring group of faculty dorm parents who ensure that students feel loved and supported.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #4 - When it comes to advanced scientific research, our students are determined, regularly representing OES at competitive expos like the International Science and Engineering Fair. Students dive into an annual science research project based on their specific areas of interest.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #5 - Our average class size of 14 enables students to develop meaningful connections with our knowledgeable, passionate, and approachable faculty. Also, each student becomes part of a small advisory group that they stay in until they graduate.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #6 - Our no-cut sports policy ensures that every student who wants to play, gets to play, whatever the sport, and feels the joy of being part of a team. Our athletics program offers countless opportunities for self-confidence and leadership. Sports include: soccer, lacrosse, tennis, basketball, skiing, cross country, track, golf, volleyball and fencing.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #7 - Our college counselors help students navigate high school with an eye toward what comes next, and partner with students and parents to identify colleges that pique students' interests and support their goals. Students are front and center in the process. Wherever they go, our alumni build the kind of lives only open minds can imagine.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #8 - 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.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #9 - Upper School students and faculty work together to develop classes and experiences that take them anywhere from dogsledding in Minnesota to practicing conversational French in Paris. Winterim is a chance for students to follow their passions, learn new skills, and work with peers and teachers in unique situations.
Oregon Episcopal School Photo #10 - 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.
Since 1869, Oregon Episcopal School (OES) has been preparing students for higher education, while supporting them in their journeys of self-discovery, leadership, and service. At OES, students engage in a world class liberal arts education focused on experiential learning. Students also have access to an acclaimed math, science and technology program, with students regularly recognized at the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair. We celebrate a diverse, inclusive community where students can form lifelong friendships. OES is located in Portland, Oregon, and sits on an idyllic 59 acre campus just 15 minutes from downtown and 25 minutes from Portland International Airport. Highlights: 870 population, day/boarding, 7:1 student teacher ratio, 26 sports teams, 30+ activities, home of Nike World Headquarters and Adidas North American Headquarters, and about one hour to mountains and Pacific Ocean.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 875 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,200
  • Acceptance rate: 36%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Definition of Terms | 2023 School Data
Oregon Episcopal School
Boarding School Avg.
School Focus
College Preparatory
College Preparatory
Grades Offered (Boarding)
9-12, PG
Grades Offered (Day)
Pre-K-12, PG
School Type
ADD/ADHD Support
Religious Affiliation
Year Founded
Campus Size
59 acres
130 acres

Student Body

875 students
314 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average ACT score
*National Avg. »View
Offers Post-Grad Year

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes
Classroom Dress Code
Average Class Size
14 students
* National Avg. »18
Student : Teacher Ratio
# of AP / Advanced Courses Offered
ESL Courses Offered
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered
Summer Program Details

Tuition Cost

Endowment Size
$23 million
$25 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
((includes meal plan, ELS, most athletics etc.))
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
% Students on Financial Aid
Merit Scholarships Offered

Acceptance Rate

Application Deadline
Jan. 31
Jan. 15
SSAT Required
Acceptance Rate
Director of Admissions
Susan Gundle
Associate Director of Admissions
Chris Anderson

AP / Advanced Courses

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



Total Extracurricular Organizations
Club or Organization:
Business Club, Challenge Course, Coding & Arduinos, Creative Collective, Economics Club, Greenhouse, International Student Club, Investment Club, Junior State of America, Midwinter Madness, Mock Trial, Model United Nations, Newspaper, OES Stories, Peer Writing Center, Rocketry, Service Learning, Speech and Debate, Stagecraft, Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Accapella and Concert Choir, Drama Club, Photography, Studio Art

College Matriculation

Year: 2011 - 2014
10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
University of Southern California
University of Washington
Stanford University
Santa Clara University
Chapman University
New York University
Occidental College
University of Oregon
Middlebury College
University of Puget Sound

School Notes

  • Established in 1869, OES is a co-ed, pre-kindergarten to grade 12, independent, day and boarding school located on a 59-acre wooded campus  just 15 minutes from downtown Portland on the West Coast. We celebrate exploration and discovery, experiential learning, the cultivation of meaningful relationships, and being a power of good in the world. Service learning is an essential part of our school`s philosophy.
  • OES is a college preparatory school and our students move on to select colleges. In a typical year, more than 130 colleges visit OES to recruit our students. Our average class size of 14 students enables discussion-based learning. Our students become strong and versatile writers, critical thinkers, designers, performers, and they engage in hands-on, project-oriented work. For example, through our annual science research project, our students have reached great heights in research, and national and international recognition.
  • Our dorm students are incredibly supported. We have one faculty dorm parent for approximately every six dorm students. Our Dorm Academic Resource Team of faculty members offers additional academic support. Being a smaller dorm program of 55 students, our students build close relationships with each other, and adults, and they have more opportunities for leadership. Our dorm students are supported and known by our community. 
  • At OES, our rigorous, college-preparatory program is balanced by student wellness. We typically start each school year with grade level trips to local outdoor venues. During exam time, we have snacks and tea, meditation and yoga sessions, and even bunny petting to minimize stress for students.
  • High school should also be a joyful time when students have opportunities to try new activities and explore their passions. OES has a no-cut policy for sports. With more than 27 sports teams, any student who wants to play a sport will be on a team, and have a chance to play. We have offered more than 30 activities every year, and they are worked into the class schedule for students. We offer free outdoor trips throughout the school year: hiking, rafting, snowboarding, surfing, rock climbing etc.  
  • OES's location is ideal. We are approximately one hour from the mountains and from the ocean. We have stores and restaurants within walking distance of campus, and it is only an eight minute drive to the mall, a 15 minute drive to downtown, and a 25 minute drive to the airport. Portland is a city known for its art, music, food, sports (NBA & MLS teams), and entrepreneurship (Nike World Headquarters, Adidas North American Headquarters, Columbia World Headquarters, and Intel campuses).
  • 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 '55 - Writer
    • John Robinson '05 - Actor
    • Ben Westlund '67 - Public servant
    • Tianhui Michael Li '03 - Data scientist/tech entrepreneur
    • Clara Munson, 1880 - First Oregon woman mayor
    • Vivian Marshall '09 - Vaudeville and film actress
    • Peter Holstrom '87 - Musician, The Dandy Warhols
    • Betsy Johnson '69 - Public servant
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer, 1898 - Composer
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Oregon Episcopal School cost?
Oregon Episcopal School's tuition is approximately $71,200 for boarding students.
What is the acceptance rate of Oregon Episcopal School?
The acceptance rate of Oregon Episcopal School is 36%, which is lower than the boarding school average of 60%.
Who are famous alumni from Oregon Episcopal School?
Oregon Episcopal School famous alumni include: Virginia Euwer Wolff '55, John Robinson '05, Ben Westlund '67, Tianhui Michael Li '03, Clara Munson, 1880, Vivian Marshall '09, Peter Holstrom '87, Betsy Johnson '69 and Marion Eugenie Bauer, 1898.
What sports does Oregon Episcopal School offer?
Oregon Episcopal School offers 10 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Freestyle Skiing, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball.
Does Oregon Episcopal School offer a summer program?
Yes, Oregon Episcopal School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
When is the application deadline for Oregon Episcopal School?
The application deadline for Oregon Episcopal School is Jan. 31.
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: (Boarding) 9-12, PG
  • Enrollment: 875 students
  • Yearly Tuition (Boarding Students): $71,200
  • Acceptance rate: 36%
  • Average class size: 14 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 31
  • Source: Verified school update

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