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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 a unique 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 a comprehensive study on an Oregon insecticide-spraying incident in 2013 that killed more than 50,000 bees. Her work garnered her 10th place at the 2018 Regeneron science Talent Search, the nation’s oldest and most prestigious science and math competition for high school seniors. 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, and athletics. Students can explore their curiosity and passions, all within a college preparatory curriculum.

Attend one of the Open Houses to experience first-hand what makes OES such an exceptional school.

Open House for the OES Lower School
Grades Pre-K–5
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6–8 p.m.


The Lower School Open House format allows for self-guided exploration of classrooms with student ambassadors to help you find your way. You will have an opportunity to meet both classroom and specialist teachers. During your exploration, parents are invited to join a session to meet in conversation with the head of school, head of lower school, and student representatives from the Lower and Upper Schools. This event is designed for parents only so they can fully engage in the event.

Open House for the Middle and Upper School
Grades 6–12
Sunday, October 14, 2018
1–4 p.m.


The Middle and Upper School Open House is meant to give both parents and students an opportunity to meet faculty, students, and current parents. You can experience OES’s teaching through a variety of mini-classes—choose up to four to attend.

With so many different offerings and ways to experience the Middle and Upper Schools, students and parents should arrive ready to explore!


To register online, click here. Registration is not required, but recommended for faster check in.


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