Student Leadership

"OES has given me opportunities to hold leadership positions, stretching myself to figure out how an ideal leader should act." Senior

Student Government

Student Government offers Upper School students an opportunity to serve in leadership roles on Policy Board, Community Board, and Honor Council. With these elected positions, students have a representative voice in many aspects of the school and help interpret the student handbook, plan community events, and handle violations of community norms.

Sports Leadership

The position of Team Captain offers athletes an opportunity to practice leadership and team building skills. OES offers an annual 10 week Sports Leadership Certification Class for students in grades 9-12. Members of the OES coaching staff, guest speakers, and the athletics department, present on a variety of topics from the power of leadership, to the skills needed to become an effective leader.

The Oregon Girls Sports Leadership Summit is held annually at OES, giving female athletes an opportunity to build their own leadership skills while networking with student athletes from around the state.

Clubs and Activities

Students have the opportunity to pursue their interests through a variety of Clubs and Activities. These are often student initiated and student driven, in collaboration with a faculty member.

Upper School Clubs & Activities
  • A Cappella Choir
  • Aikido
  • Affinity and Allyship Groups
  • Business Club
  • Coding for Girls
  • Echoes Writing Contest & Literary Magazine
  • Ethics Bowl
  • Greenhouse
  • Intercultural Student Association
  • Junior State of America (JSA)
  • Kpop Dance
  • Maker Studio
  • Math Club
  • MockTrial
  • Model United Nations
  • Newspaper (The Dig)
  • Podcast Stories/Broadcasting
  • Rocketry
  • Speech and Debate
  • Stagecraft
  • StuCo (Student Government)
  • Yearbook
  • Yoga and Mindfulness
Middle School Flexitivities
  • Art Club
  • Competitive 4square
  • Guitar
  • LEGO Robotics
  • Math Club
  • Middle School Diversity Talks
  • Model United Nations
  • Oregon Battle of the Books (OBOB)
  • Quiet Space
  • Slime Making
  • Yearbook

Dorm Prefects

Each year boarding students may apply to be a Dorm Prefect. Prefects mentor students in the dorms, enforce rules, and assist in planning weekend activities.

5th Grade Student Leaders

Opportunities for leadership experiences are embedded in the Lower School curriculum and program. These experiences culminate in the fifth grade, where students serve in specific leadership roles for weekly Chapel and Gathering, and act as service learning ambassadors with the variety of agencies we support and serve in the Portland community.