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 880 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 their 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.

The Essentials

  • Founded: 1869
  • Locations: 15 minutes from downtown Portland and 90 minutes from the Cascade Mountains and the Oregon Coast.
  • Who we are: Independent, co-educational, day and boarding school.
  • Campus: 59 wooded acres with two wetland areas, ropes course, nature trails, greenhouse, gardens, and multiple indoor and outdoor athletic facilities.
  • Grades: Pre-K to Grade 12
  • Average Enrollment: 870 students, including 60 boarding students from the United States and around the world.
  • Student-to-Faculty Ratio: 7:1
  • Average Class Size: 16
  • Flexible Tuition: 20 percent of our students pay reduced tuition.
  • Graduates: 99 percent attend four-year colleges.
  • Mascot: Aardvark

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

Accreditations and Memberships

Northwest Association of Independent Schools Accredited Member
National Association of Independent School
National Association of Episcopal Schools
The Association of Boarding Schools