Cathedral High School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)
Other school association(s)
Religious AffiliationRoman Catholic
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Year Founded1905
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students560 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by GradeCathedral High School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio11:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size25 students
Number of AP Courses11 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, Calculus, Comparative Government and Politics, English, Environmental Science, Psychology, Spanish, Statistics, US History and Government, World History,
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Uniform required)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$8,795
Tuition NotesTuition is payable over a 10 month period. Academic Scholarships awarded to incoming freshmen based on TACHS and report card grades.
Admissions DirectorMs. Johanna Velez

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Cheering, Fencing, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballCheering,
FencingLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.28 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Arbutus (Newspaper), Art Club, Book Club, Brainiac Club, Cathedral Scholars, Dance, Deaf Culture Club, Fashionistas, Future Business Leaders of America, Home Economics, Knitting Club, Mock Trial Team, National Honor Society, NYPD Explorers Program, Peer Tutors, Spires (Yearbook), STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math), Steppers, Student Ambassadors, Student Council, Travel & Culture Club, Volunteer Service Club, Writing club

Arts and Music Programs:
Guitar Club, Marching Band, Masque & Mime (Drama), Musical Theater and Chorus

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Billiards

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 2017 earned over $29 million in college scholarships and grants with acceptances into top schools cush as New York University, Cornell University and University of Conneticut.
  • 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.
  • STEM curriculum which includes courses such as Robotics, Technology Foundations and Technical Drawing in addition to a STEAM club.
  • Wide selection of electives such as Forensic Science, Marine Biology 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.
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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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