Oregon Episcopal School Open House
Visit OES’s Open Houses to learn what it is about this school that allows children to thrive and become tomorrow’s leaders.
Credit: Oregon Episcopal School
Nestled on 59 wooded acres in southwest Portland, Oregon Episcopal School is a pre-kindergarten–12 independent school that offers an outstanding educational experience for its 870 students.
At OES, their motto is “Always Open”—to new questions, ideas, and ways of thinking. The curriculum is based on an inquiry approach, where students are at the center of their learning. At OES, children learn how to be learners, are encouraged to be curious about how the world works, and supported as they find answers to problems.
Through hands-on projects and research, children study topics that apply to their lives and connect their ideas to larger issues. Ultimately, OES’s mission is for students to translate what they know so they may “realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.” Recent grad Raley Schweinfurth ’18 did just that when she conducted research into mass bee die-offs and ways to rid soil of the toxic chemicals responsible. Her work garnered her 10th place at the 2018 Regeneron Science Talent Search and a $40,000 prize. Schweinfurth now attends Columbia University.
Grounded in a strong community with caring faculty, OES students feel safe, known, and valued. With an average class size of 16, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 7:1, students receive the attention they need to thrive. Learning opportunities abound in academics, music, art, world languages, and athletics. Students can explore their curiosity and passions, all within a college preparatory curriculum. Unique among the school’s offerings is an international and domestic boarding program that enriches the entire community with diverse perspectives and a sense of home.
Attend OES’s Information Evening on January 9 at 7–8:30 p.m. to explore the benefits of an OES education. This is the last admissions event before the January 22 application deadline. To RSVP online, click here. RSVP is not required, but recommended for faster check-in.