National Cathedral School

Mount Saint Alban,
Washington, DC, 20016-0200
     Tel: (202)537-6300
Grades: 4 - 12 | 583 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

Student Body

Total Students 583 students
Student Body Type All-girls
% Students of Color 32%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 108 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby 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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    (202)363-4460
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    3825 Wisconsin Ave Nw
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    0.8 mi | 1096 students | Gr. PK-12                      

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