OES At a Glance

Among the woodlands, wetlands, and wildlife 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.

Offering a true liberal arts curriculum, OES is dedicated to scholarship and an enriched academic environment of "learning by doing" that strives to help each individual reach his or her fullest potential. Small classes provide intimate learning environments that allow teachers to instill in each student a love for learning and the joy of discovery. Learn more about our Academic philosophy and Essential Competencies.

The oldest Episcopal school west of the Rockies, OES values developing the spirit as well as the mind. Though steeped in Episcopal heritage and tradition, the school welcomes students of all beliefs. We provide instruction about all major faiths, and encourage individuals to discover their own spiritual path. Learn more about our Episcopal tradition.

Enjoy views of OES both inside the classroom and above the campus.

The Essentials

  • Pre-K–12 college preparatory independent school
  • 870 students from the Northwest and around the world
  • Day program for Pre-K–12; boarding program for grades 9–12
  • Small classes, superb faculty, individualized education
  • Global experiences across six continents through exchange programs, Winterim trips and curricular connections
  • Episcopal tradition and heritage
  • Less than 10 miles from downtown Portland, 70 miles from the Pacific Ocean, and 90 miles from the Cascade Mountains

Our Values

OES provides the next generation of global leaders with the skills needed to thrive in a changing world:

  • The ability to think critically and communicate clearly
  • The ability to engage with people from across the U.S. and around the world
  • The ability to work effectively as part of a team in a collaborative community
  • The ability to understand and appreciate the diversity of the world’s religious traditions
  • The ability to make sound ethical decisions

The Student Experience

How OES fulfills its vision and instills values:

  • Classic College Preparation
  • Inquiry-Based Learning
  • Individual Attention
  • Power for Good
  • Global Engagement
  • Inclusive Community
  • Spiritual Development

Accreditations and Memberships

Northwest Association of Independent Schools Accredited Member
National Association of Independent Schools
National Association of Episcopal Schools

TABS Proud Member 2018-19 The Association of Boarding Schools