Cathedral Catholic High School

Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #1 - Cathedral Catholic High School offers unique sports, such as Crew, Fencing, Equestrian, Beach Volleyball, Rugby, Sailing, and Surfing.
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #2 - Cathedral Catholic High School sits on 54 acres, and is located in the Carmel Valley community of San Diego, CA.
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #3 - Cathedral Catholic High School has the largest variety of high school sports offered in San Diego County, with over 40 different sports, and over 80 teams.
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #4 - Cathedral Catholic High School is an Apple Distinguished School, utilizing a 1:1 iPad platform for students to access resource materials, as well as complete and submit assignments. The Cathedral Catholic High School campus is 100% wireless.
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #5 - 98% of Cathedral Catholic High School graduates matriculate to a 4-year university. 1% will matriculate to a community college, and the other 1% will spend one year before college doing service or traveling.
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #6 - Cathedral Catholic High School encourages student participation in our Visual and Performing Arts program, with offerings in Drama, Choir, Orchestra, Band, Drawing & Painting, 2D Studio Art, 3D Studio Art, Photography, Digital Design, and more.
Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #7 - Cathedral Catholic High School's faculty cares deeply about our students, and work diligently to promote the Cathedral Catholic mission of creating lifelong learners who live the call and build the kingdom.
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Cathedral Catholic High School Photo #10 - Cathedral Catholic High School offers the opportunity to attend daily mass for the school community. Students celebrate a school-wide liturgy twice a month. Our four priests serve as faculty members, as well as attend retreats, offer guidance through spiritual direction, and more.
  • MISSION An innovative academic community of lifelong learners grounded in the Catholic faith that prepares our graduates to live God`s call and build the Kingdom.
  • PROMISE Cathedral Catholic High School is a community built on faith, knowledge, character, and responsibility since 1957.
  • PHILOSOPHY Cathedral Catholic High School is a leader in Catholic, college preparatory education.
  • Our rigorous, innovative education program is offered in a nurturing community based on teachings of Jesus Christ and Traditions of the Catholic Church.Our Cathedral Catholic core values - faith, knowledge, character, and responsibility - developed from our University of San Diego High School heritage, guide our graduates` growth to become responsible leaders.
  • Our program is student centered, recognizing that each person is made in the image and likeness of God and shaped by differences in interest, ability, and background.
  • We are a collaborative community, dedicated to lifelong learning and teaching students to assume responsibility for their own educational and spiritual growth.
  • In partnership with parents, we form an educational ministry that is mutually supportive and committed to excellence.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other religious school association(s)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedProcessing or Reading Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Intellectual Disability or Delay
Year Founded1957
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students1,628 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Cathedral Catholic High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers104 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio16:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses24 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP American Government, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Latin, AP Macro Economics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Physics C, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art 2D Design, AP Studio Art 3D Design, AP Studio Art Drawing, AP World History, Dual Enrollment Art 150A & Art 155A, Dual Enrollment Art 195A & Art 195B, Dual Enrollment Calculus D, Dual Enrollment Drama 110 & Drama 232, Dual Enrollment History 109, Dual Enrollment History 110, Dual Enrollment History 110 & History 111, Dual Enrollment Linear Algebra, Dual Enrollment Math 265 (Differential Equations) & Math 270 (Linear Algebra), Dual Enrollment Music 115, Dual Enrollment Nutrition 100 & Nutrition 108, Dual Enrollment Psychology 101, Dual Enrollment Psychology 245, Dual Enrollment Sociology, Dual Enrollment Sociology 101 & Sociology 102, Honors Algebra 2/ Trigonometry, Honors Anatomy & Physiology, Honors Biology, Honors Chemistry, Honors English 1, Honors English 2, Honors English 3, Honors Geometry, Honors Pre-Calculus

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 25 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$18,500
Admissions DirectorElizabeth Tysor
Admissions AssociateCheryle Bui


Total Sports Offered25 sports
SportsBadminton, Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Equestrian, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Lacrosse, Rugby, Sailing, Soccer, Softball, Surf Team, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, WrestlingBadmintonBaseball,
CrewCross Country,
Field HockeyFootball,
Surf TeamSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
VolleyballWater Polo,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Recreational Athletic Programs:
Inline Hockey (non-recreational), Sand Volleyball (non-recreational), Team Tennis
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Diego
    Grades: NS-12 | 1227 students
    13.1 miles
    6501 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92111
    (858) 596-7900
    13.1 NS-12
  • San Diego
    Grades: K-12 | 1128 students
    9.3 miles
    5725 Kearny Villa Rd Suite G
    San Diego, CA 92123
    (858) 541-2254
    9.3 K-12
  • San Diego
    Grades: 9-12 | 1478 students
    13.1 miles
    5961 Linda Vista Rd
    San Diego, CA 92110
    (619) 298-8277
    13.1 9-12
  • La Jolla
    Grades: NS-12 | 1107 students
    5.8 miles
    9490 Genesee Avenue
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    (858) 453-3440
    5.8 NS-12
  • Solana Beach
    Grades: PK-12 | 1051 students
    4 miles
    838 Academy Drive
    Solana Beach, CA 92075
    (858) 755-8900
    4 PK-12

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