Mind Opening Since 1869
Among the woodlands and wetlands of the hills of southwest Portland lies the unique educational experience that is Oregon Episcopal School.
The school occupies a 59-acre campus where 870 students in Pre-K-Grade 12 share an excellent faculty a college preparatory curriculum and a strong sense of community. Unique among the school’s offerings is a high school boarding program of 60 students from around the world.
Offering a true liberal arts curriculum and built on guided inquiry OES is dedicated to an academic environment of “learning by doing.” Small classes provide intimate learning environments that allow teachers to encourage a love for learning and the joy of discovery in each student.
From day one learning at OES is active not passive. Students don’t just study science they do it. They don’t just read great writers they write—and write and write. They don’t just listen to teachers they ask questions. Each experience leads to the next one driven primarily by the passion and persistence of the students who serve in effect as the architect of their education.
Students use what they learn to make a difference in the world. OES students have opportunities to tutor children who speak English as a second language prepare meals for the homeless and travel the world for an international service learning trip. Students conduct original research write and produce plays and exhibit their artwork in Portland galleries. All of these experiences are designed to help students connect their classwork to their life’s work enabling them to make a difference in the world.
OES students attend an array of excellent colleges. As lifelong learners they seek fulfilling careers and opportunities to contribute to their communities. OES graduates continue to ask questions seek answers and use their power for good wherever they go.
For more information about Oregon Episcopal School visit www.oes.edu.
Oregon Episcopal School
Location: 15 minutes from downtown Portland and 90 minutes from the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast
Type of School: Independent co-educational day and boarding
Campus: 59 wooded acres with two wetland areas ropes course nature trails greenhouse gardens and multiple indoor and outdoor athletic facilities
Average Enrollment: 870 students including 60 boarding students
Episcopal Tradition: OES welcomes students from all backgrounds. We educate toward a larger purpose: inclusion and respect understanding and compassion service and social justice meaning and commitment beyond ourselves.
Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 7:1; 80 percent of OES faculty have advanced degrees
Average Class Size: 16
Financial Aid: 20 percent of our students pay reduced tuition
Graduates: 99 percent attend four-year colleges