National Cathedral School

Mount Saint Alban,
Washington, DC, 20016-0200
Tel: (202)537-6307
Since 1900, National Cathedral School has dedicated itself to preparing young women for the intellectual, ethical, and emotional challenges of life.
In a complex, changing world, we must continue to combine our respect for tradition with our commitment to innovation.
We believe academic excellence should be consistently pursued and academic effort constantly valued.
We expect our students to acquire a basic core of knowledge, to master skills, and to practice critical thinking.
As we encourage every girl to develop her individual interests, talents, and creativity, we strive to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning.
As a school for girls, NCS provides outstanding academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities that foster healthy independence, confidence, and leadership in young women.
A cathedral school provides an ideal environment in which to develop integrity, respect, and responsibility.
Our religious tradition affirms the worth of each individual and encourages us to engage respectfully with one another, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Religious Affiliation Episcopal
Grades Offered Grades 4 - 12

Student Body

Total Students 580 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 32%
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade National Cathedral School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 71 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Psychiatric Inst Of Washington (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is National Presbyterian School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Anns Academy (0.6 miles away)
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  • Washington National Presbyterian School
    (Presbyterian)
    4121 Nebraska Ave Nw
    Washington , DC , 20016
    (202)537-7500
    (Presbyterian)
    0.4  mi  |  260  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Washington
    St. Anns Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    4404 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington , DC , 20016
    (202)363-4460
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.6  mi  |  140  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • Washington
    Psychiatric Inst Of Washington
    Special Education School
    4228 Wisconsin Av N W
    Washington , DC , 20016
    (202)885-5600
    Special Education School
    0.7  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  NS
  • Washington
    Psychiatric Inst Of Washington (sped)
    Montessori School
    4228 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington , DC , 20016
    (202)885-5720
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  45  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Washington
    Sidwell Friends School
    (Friends)
    3825 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington , DC , 20016
    (202)537-8102
    (Friends)
    0.8  mi  |  1117  students  |  Gr.  PK-12

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