Cathedral High School

350 E 56th Street
New York, NY 10022-0100
     Tel: (212)688-1545
Grades: 9 - 12 | 740 students
Cathedral High School, a Catholic college preparatory school of the Archdiocese of New York located in the heart of Manhattan, welcomes young women of all faiths and cultures.
We are a community of students, teachers, staff and parents committed to excellence in education, as well as the continued growth of our students in religious maturity, moral integrity and a sense of social justice. While students are constantly challenged to create foundations for lifelong learning and to develop the habits of mind essential to academic success, full attention is also given to the emotional, creative, social and spiritual aspects of each young woman.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Roman Catholic
Grades Offered Grades 9 - 12
Year Founded 1905

Student Body

Total Students 740 students
Student Body Type All-girls
Students by Grade Cathedral High School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 15:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 28 students
Number of AP Courses 10 courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus, Comparative Government and Politics, English, Environmental Science, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US History and Government, World History, 
Classroom Dress Code Formal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $7,900
Tuition Notes Tuition is payable over a 10 month period. Academic Scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen based on TACHS and report card grades.
Admissions Director Ms. Johanna Velez


Total Sports Offered 7 sports
Sports Basketball, Cheering, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
SoftballTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 24 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Arbutus (Newspaper), Art Club, Billiards, Black NIA, Cathedral Scholars, Dance, Fashionistas, Future Business Leaders of America, Guitar Club, Home Economics, Marching Band, Masque & Mime (Drama), Mock Trial Team, Musical Theater and Chorus, NYPD Explorers Program, National Honor Society, Peer Tutors, STEM, Spires (Yearbook), Steppers, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Travel & Culture Club, Volunteer Service Club Art Club, Billiards, Black NIA, Dance, Fashionistas, Guitar Club, Home Economics, Marching Band, Peer Tutors, STEM, Steppers, Arbutus (Newspaper),
Cathedral Scholars,
Future Business Leaders of America,
Masque & Mime (Drama),
Mock Trial Team,
Musical Theater and Chorus,
NYPD Explorers Program,
National Honor Society,
Spires (Yearbook),
Student Ambassadors,
Student Council,
Travel & Culture Club,
Volunteer Service Club,

School Notes:

  • Accredited by Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, and the NY State Board of Regents.
  • The CHS graduate leaves us a highly skilled, literate young women who is ready to attend a competitive college.
  • The Class of 2015 earned over $19 million in college scholarships and grants with acceptances into top schools cush as New York University, University of Pennsylvania and Columbia University.
  • Our Medical Gateways Program offers students interested in a career in the field of Medicine, an introduction to this field in both a classroom setting and through medical internship opportunities at several of clinical/hospital sites affiliated with our program.
  • Our Law & Internship/Professional Development program offers our students the opportunity to learn from business leaders and gain the experience and skills necessary to be successful in numerous fileds such as law, business, and the technological marketplaces.
  • In 2015 Cathedral will begin a STEM Program including classes and activites such as Robotics, Girls Who Code and much more.
  • Wide selection of electives such as Forensic Science & Astronomy, Digital Photography, Music, Graphic Design, Entrepreneurship, Broadcasting and Journalism, Drama and more!
  • CHS Students consider this school their second home, opportunities for homework help, tutoring, and after-school activities are available to all grades.

Profile last updated: 07/21/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Beekman School (0.3 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is The Family School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Lyceum Kennedy (0.6 miles away)
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I attended Cathedral HS and it was a fantastic experience. I went on to the medical field and had excellant preparation. All of the areas in Cathedral from Academia to Extracurricular prepard me for my life choices. A phenominal exoeriance.
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