National Cathedral School

Mount Saint Alban
Washington, DC 20016-0200
Tel: (202)537-6300
Grades: 4-12 | 590 students
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
Year Founded 1900

Student Body

Total Students 590 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color
State avg.: 50%
Students by Grade National Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 108 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average SAT score 2096
Average ACT score 31

Finances and Admission

Yearly Tuition Cost $38,850
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $26,277
Admissions Director Wendy Wilkinson


Total Sports Offered 12 sports
Sports Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Sidwell Friends School (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is National Presbyterian School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is National Presbyterian School (0.4 miles away)
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    0.4 miles
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    Special Education School
    Grades: NS | 45 students
    0.6 miles
    4228 Wisconsin Av N W
    Washington, DC 20016
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    St. Anns Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: PK-8 | 140 students
    0.6 miles
    4404 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Washington
    Grades: PK | 45 students
    0.7 miles
    4228 Wisconsin Ave Nw
    Washington, DC 20016
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1126 students
    0.8 miles
    3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016

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