Mission & Identity

Mission Statement: Why We Exist

Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.

Identity: Who We Are

Our Oregon home matters: Perched on the Pacific Rim, nestled between the ocean and the mountains, bordered by natural wetlands and urban development, we nurture intrinsic curiosity about complex environments and foster connections between people of diverse backgrounds.

Our Episcopal tradition matters: Rooted in a rhythm of gathering and reflection, we educate toward a larger purpose— toward inclusion and respect, service and social justice, and commitment beyond ourselves.

Our School philosophy matters: Grounded in the belief that the advancement of knowledge flows from open and rigorous inquiry, we cultivate the life of the mind and the whole person by connecting questions with exploration and discovery, theories with scrutiny, expressions with art, and self with subject.

Our Commitment to Justice

As an Episcopal school, we are rooted in the values of compassion for our human family, the strength of dialogue to promote understanding, and a commitment to inclusion. Our Episcopal roots further challenge us to create an environment—both within and beyond our school—that recognizes each person’s lived experiences and where everyone thrives and is valued.

We recognize that we must actively work to create and strengthen a community steeped in diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racist actions. In order to grow our intentions of diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism (DEIA) to actionable steps, click below to see our outline to our commitment to justice.

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Sustainability and Environmental Awareness

OES is committed to educating our students about the environment and how to protect it, now and in the future. OES believes that preparing students to be well-rounded global citizens includes a deep-seated appreciation for the natural world. 

Our commitment grows out of our Episcopal identity. This includes the call to care for creation protecting the natural resources that sustain all life, advocating for actions that reduce greenhouse emissions, promote sustainable energy, and supporting communities impacted by environmental racism and a lack of environmental stewardship.

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