Sustainability and Environmental Stewardship

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.

OES is fortunate to be located in the beautiful state of Oregon and on a campus that surrounds students with the natural wonders of woods, wetlands, and gardens.

From primary students who gather trash on their walks, to middle schoolers pulling ivy, to high school students who practice their backpacking skills before heading out on experiential education trips, OES provides a setting where an appreciation for the environment begins and flourishes.

“The advocacy of our students on these issues inspires us to build community partnerships, care for creation, and help OES do its part to fulfill our obligation to environmental stewardship.” Head of School The Rev. Michael Spencer