Cathedral School For Boys

1275 Sacramento Street
San Francisco, CA 94108-0941
Tel: (415)771-6600
Grades: K-8 | 273 students
Cathedral School for Boys, founded in 1957, strives to provide education in the best practices of single sex education for boys, in the tradition of the Episcopal Church.
We believe that this education is derived from three main sources: the highest academic and personal standards humanely applied; a diverse community united in its concern for the school and for the world; and an active engagement with one's own spiritual path.
Academically, the school sets high standards in literacy, basic skills, self-discipline, the joy of learning, and the pursuit of wisdom.
We set equally high standards in good behavior, caring, mutual respect, truth telling and honor, and emphasize these qualities in all aspects of school life.
Art, music, drama and physical education are integral parts of the curriculum.
We prepare boys to enter demanding secondary schools confidently.
We recognize that there are a variety of learning styles and paces among able students, and we try to teach accordingly.
Teachers focus on learning styles, which are boy-friendly: hands-on, active study that allows for movement and vigor.
We affirm the integrity of childhood and the elementary curriculum, and do not try to replicate secondary school studies.
Our mission is to provide an excellent education for boys at the elementary level; to attract a diverse student body of strong academic potential; and to provide a school committed to intellectual inquiry and rigor, welcoming to people of all religious traditions and beliefs.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded 1957

Student Body

Total Students 273 students
Student Body Type All-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Cathedral School For Boys Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 52 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $25,700
Tuition Notes Adjustable Tuition is available based on need.
Admissions Director Catherine K. Madison


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Golf, Soccer, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 8 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Band, Chess, Choir, Community Service, Community s, Debate, Fencing, Student Counsel Band, Chess, Choir, Community s, Debate, Fencing, Community Service,
Student Counsel,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Ecole Notre Dame Des Victoires School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori House Of Children (0.7 miles away)
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  • San Francisco
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    0.4 miles
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    San Francisco, CA 94108
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    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 136 students
    0.4 miles
    838 Kearny St
    San Francisco, CA 94108
  • San Francisco
     St. Brigid School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: K-8 | 255 students
    0.6 miles
    2250 Franklin St
    San Francisco, CA 94109
  • San Francisco
    Sts Peter & Paul School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: KG-8 | 247 students
    0.6 miles
    660 Filbert St
    San Francisco, CA 94133
  • San Francisco
    De Marillac Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 5-9 | 82 students
    0.7 miles
    175 Golden Gate Ave
    San Francisco, CA 94102

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