Cathedral High School

74 Union Park St,
Boston, MA, 02118-0211
     Tel: (617)542-2325
Grades: 7 - 12 | 318 students
Cathedral High School - Your Foundation for Life

Develop your foundation: We help develop your foundation by challenging you in the classroom, supporting your personal interests in extra-curricular or athletic activities, providing internship opportunities, instilling a life-long commitment to service, and teaching values.  A Cathedral foundation will give you the intellectual and spiritual strength to not only achieve academically, but to also succeed in life.

Belong to Something Special: Cathedral students are young men and women of varied backgrounds, cultures, interests, and talents, who mutually accepteach other and embrace their diversity.
We foster a special community that is shaped by shared experiences, formed by Christian values, and united by faith in each other’s ability to better the world.

Prepared to Achieve in College: Cathedral has one of the best college acceptance rates in Boston.
Our graduates are prepared to achieve in college because their foundation was built with focus, perseverance, integrity, and resilience.

Guidance from Caring Teachers: Parents and students acknowledge and appreciate that the most significant strength of Cathedral is our faculty.
They are tirelessly devoted to ensuring each student receives personal attention and support.
Our teachers motivate each student to advance to higher levels of proficiency and to help them to discover their capabilities and talents.

Supporting Our Young Men and Women: Cathedral works with families to ensure the best educational experience for their children.
Our administrators, coaches, faculty, and staff collaborate in supporting the goals, needs, and accomplishments of each of our young men and women.  Students say that our guidance and campus ministry programs are the best examples of the unyielding support they receive at Cathedral High School.
These resources, combined with our full-time nurse, full-time social worker, food services and social activities, come together to provide each student with a vast and loving support system.

Learn Christian Values: We mentor, nurture, and unconditionally love each student.
As a Catholic school, Cathedral teaches Christian values to every student and instills the integrity to live them at all times.

Sustaining the Cathedral Community: Private philanthropy keeps tuition affordable through the support of our Board of Trustees, alumni, and our many corporate and foundation partners.
Their generosity allows our families to work with us to sustain a community of achievement, to inspire character-building, and to encourage mutual acceptance.

A Tradition of Providing Educational Opportunities: Cathedral was founded in 1926 to educate the children of immigrants and first generation Americans living in and around the South End.
Cathedral has provided educational opportunities to successive generations of Boston youth for eighty-six years, by preserving a safe and structured learning environment. 

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 1926

Student Body

Total Students 318 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
Students by Grade Cathedral High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 21 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses AB Calculus, Additional AP Courses Offered through Virtual High School, English Composition, English Literature, United States History  
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Formal

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 14
Yearly Tuition Cost $4,500
Tuition Notes Each year, we invest approximately $15,000 in every student. We do this because we are committed to providing an exceptional education to every student.
% on Financial Aid 90%
Average Financial Aid Grant $10,000
Admissions Director LaToya McGlothin
Admissions Associate Libby Merrill


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Football, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBaseballBasketball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. 54th Regiment, Book Club, CHS Voices (spoken word club), Campus Ministry, Chess Tournaments, History Club, Mock Trial, National Honor Society, Prom Committee, Recruitment Committee, Social Media Club, Student Ambassador, Student Council, Yearbook Committee 54th Regiment, Book Club, History Club, Mock Trial, Prom Committee, CHS Voices (spoken word club),
Campus Ministry,
Chess Tournaments,
National Honor Society,
Recruitment Committee,
Social Media Club,
Student Ambassador,
Student Council,
Yearbook Committee,

School Notes:

Cathedral High School is an urban, co-educational, multi-cultural, private Catholic, college-preparatory learning commuity committed to excellence.A rigorous academic program of studies, small class size, and a safe, nurturing setting provide students the opportunity to develop their full potential,CHS prepares students to think, read and write critically, formulate intelligent opinions, and express those thoughts in an articulate, credible, andconvincing manner.Cathedral High School is committed to the formation of a diverse learning environment. With financial assistance available to those in need, CHSadmits students regardless of economic status, faith, race, or educational background. Within the Cathedral family and in keeping with Gospelvalues, students learn to take personal responsibility for their actions, make morally and socially responsible decisions, and help the less fortunate.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Commonwealth School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Cathedral Grammar School (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cathedral Grammar School (0 miles away)
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