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Oregon Episcopal School
Boarding, Grades 9-12
Nestled within 59 wooded acres of natural wetlands, nature trails, ropes courses, and gardens in southwest Portland, Oregon Episcopal School (OES) is a college preparatory, independent, pre-kindergarten to grade 12 day school, and grade 9 to 12 boarding school. Our Residential Life program attracts boarding students from all over the United States and internationally who share their unique perspectives and cultures.
Since 1869, OES has prepared students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so students may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.
The OES curriculum is rooted in inquiry and exploration, with students engaging deeply to absorb information and taking an active empowered role in the advancement of their education. Hands-on, discussion-based, project-oriented learning happens inside and outside the classroom, and each discovery leads to the next, driven primarily by the curiosity of OES students.
OES has an average enrollment of 880 students. The Upper School has an average class size of 14, and the student-to-faculty ratio is 7:1.
Learning and leadership opportunities abound in academics, music, art, world languages, and athletics, and students can pursue the subjects that intrigue them. Time is intentionally set aside for regular gathering and reflection as part of educating to a larger purpose: inclusion and respect, understanding and compassion, service and social justice, and meaning and commitment beyond oneself.
Winterim is the week before spring break and engages students in experiential pursuits. Students and faculty work together each year to develop a diverse offering of courses, varying from international and domestic trips to local exploration and service. Winterim provides students opportunities to follow their passions and to immerse themselves in new skills, places, cultures, and ideas.
Annual Science Expo
The OES Aardvark Science Expo, an annual science, engineering, computer science, and math research competition, gives students the chance to present research on topics of their choice. OES engages experts from the Portland area to volunteer as “judges” so that all students experience what it means to defend their work and communicate their process. Judges hold either a master’s or doctoral degree in science, math, or engineering, and often include parents and alumni. The Aardvark Science Expo is a preliminary qualifying round for state, regional, and national competitions. Each year, OES sends up to five students to the Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
No-Cut Sports in New Athletic Center
Oregon Episcopal School recently unveiled its newly expanded and renovated Athletic Center! The nearly 42,000 square foot space almost doubles the school’s indoor physical education and athletics capabilities, enhances the already successful and inclusive athletics programs, and creates a new hub that meaningfully connects the entire school community.
World Rocketry Champions
Oregon Episcopal School was the grand prize winner in June 2021 of Team American Rocketry Challenge! The school’s 10-student squad beat 614 teams across the nation to bring home more than $25,000 in scholarships. It was the Aardvarks’ first time qualifying for the competition.
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Portland, OR 97223