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Why this Campaign?

Now is a transformational moment in the history of Catlin Gabel School that will allow the school and this community to soar today and into the future.

The campaign ensures our tradition of progressive education continues for generations to come—an education where inclusion and kindness matter, where there is a commitment to character-building, integrity, and courage, where teachers have access to the resources they need to provide a personalized approach to learning, and where students from across the city discover their unlimited potential. 

A Plan for the Future

We’re excited to share the many ways this campaign will strengthen our school, directly impacting our people, our programs, and our physical campus. Take a few moments to learn about the vision for Catlin Gabel.

Campaign Priorities


A Community Center for Athletics and Wellness will become a gathering space for all.

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The Endowment will give students and teachers access to the tools they need.

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The Catlin Gabel Fund provides critical resources to every aspect of our school’s annual budget.

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Homepage Quote 1-Enrique Escalona

This is a place where you have the opportunity to become the best version of yourself as an educator. I can design a curriculum that is based on best practices and research, with the sole goal of maximizing student learning and well-being.

Enrique Escalona, Upper School Spanish Teacher

Homepage Quote 2-Tim Bazemore

Education at its best opens minds and touches hearts. That’s the power of Catlin Gabel. That’s the conviction that is driving this campaign. Together, we can transform the life of every student who attends our school.

Tim Bazemore, Head of School

Homepage Quote 3-Juma Sei

At Catlin, I learned how to create, communicate, and act on my curiosity. With this new facility, there’s nothing holding back the school’s competitive edge.

Juma Sei ‘18

Homepage Quote 4-Lyla Bashan

Catlin Gabel was an absolute game-changer for me and my life. At Catlin Gabel, you are encouraged to see yourself as who you can be, not just who you are.

Lyla Andrews Bashan ‘98

Homepage Quote 5-Ingeborg Holliday

This campaign is an opportunity to make a significant difference for Catlin Gabel. Just as our own children have benefited from generations of donors before us, we have a responsibility to do the same for future students.

Ingeborg Holliday, Campaign Co-Chair

Campaign Progress

 68% toward $37 Million Goal







portrait of current Catlin Gabel family from left to right Owen ’28, Kei 28, Matt, and Carey Bernstein

Catlin Gabel parent Matt Bernstein reflects on his family’s commitment to progressive education, why he chooses to play an active role in the community, and the importance of leaving a legacy for the next generation of families.

Portrait of Mark and Ingeborg Holliday in front of the Catlin Gabel Upper School Quad

Reflecting back on their Catlin Gabel journey, Mark and Ingeborg Holliday are grateful for the community of teachers, parents, and alumni.

portrait of Julie (Sutherland) McMurchie ’81 and her husband Brad McMurchie with long grass meadow and hills in the background

Julie and Brad support the Eagles Soar campaign priority of growing the endowment and are establishing a new financial assistance fund to honor their family's legacy and increase access to a Catlin Gabel education in perpetuity.

catlin gabel upper school spanish teacher, enrique escalona wearing a black pea coat smiling with trees in background

Enrique Escola continues to be inspired as a teacher by working with dedicated educators and curious students.