Welcome From Head of School

Welcome to Oregon Episcopal School. Whether you are a prospective family exploring OES for the first time, an alum looking to reconnect, or a current student/family, we hope you will find our website enjoyable and helpful.

For those of you who are exploring OES for the first time, we are pleased you are interested. First and foremost, we are a community. As a Pre-K through 12th grade school, we partner closely with families through the growth and development that happen during these extraordinary years. We know our students and families well—which is why we can support them so thoroughly through the adventures of Lower, Middle, and Upper School.

For almost 150 years, OES has educated students, preparing them for higher education and a life engaged in learning, service, and engagement. We succeed because of a remarkable faculty and an innovative, inquiry-based program.

In the Episcopal educational tradition, OES is committed to high academic standards, coupled with a commitment to the artistic, physical, spiritual, social, and emotional growth of our students. We gather each week as a community, guided by our chaplains, and commit substantial time to our service-learning programs, giving back to the school as well as to our local, regional, and global communities.

"Our teachers know each child, stretch students to their potential, and give them independence to discover their strengths, push their limits, and learn to love the thrill of learning."

The intellectual journey is at the heart of the OES experience. We believe children learn by doing, and we use inquiry as a driver for learning from our earliest grades. In our Middle and Upper Schools, this evolves into an emphasis on research and performance. This emphasis crosses disciplines—from science to history to world languages. Our goal is to develop habits of work and habits of mind in our students to prepare them for the world they will be entering. Our success is reflected in the many graduates who return to campus to tell us of their comfort and success in college, the work force, and ultimately in their communities.

We look forward to your visit to our campus and the opportunity to show you our comprehensive program in action. You will see engaged and excited students who truly love being at school. You will see students who exercise critical thinking and who are becoming young men and women of vision and courage. Please join us on this exciting journey.

Warmly,

Mo Copeland
Head of School

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