Cathedral School For Boys

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  • As the conversation about masculinity continues to evolve, we at Cathedral School for Boys believe we must continue to define what it means to educate and raise boys.
  • We devote each day to the spirited dialogue, dynamic lessons, and intentional character building that guide each young boy to engage in the way that best fits him, while he simultaneously develops empathy and respect for the world around him.
  • Because Cathedral is here to raise the bar on raising boys.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1957

Student Body

Total Students267 students
Student Body TypeAll-boys
% Students of Color
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Cathedral School For Boys Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers32 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeFormal
(Blue oxford shirt, gray pants, black shoes. Ties for grades 5-8.)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$37,300
Tuition NotesAdjustable Tuition is available based on need.
Admissions DirectorTara Boland
Admissions AssociateJosé Zamora
Endowment Size$15 million


Total Sports Offered7 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryGolf,
SoccerTrack and Field,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Community Service

Club or Organization:
Chess, Debate, Math Olympiad, Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band, Choir

School Notes

  • Every day, Cathedral School for Boys lives its Mission as an Episcopal School with the goal of graduating capable and confident young men who are prepared to make a positive difference in the world. Our approach is student-focused and rests upon four pillars: Minds, Hearts, Hands, and Voices.
  • Minds: Our school strives for academic excellence. Cathedral`s intentionally small community ensures that each boy is known and appreciated by every teacher. Whether the boys are working individually or collaborating in a group, our teachers focus as much on the process of learning as on the results. Character, courage, and integrity matter as our boys learn to persevere through challenging questions that expand their minds.
  • Hearts: Our community is openhearted. Our boys learn empathy and respect, and they demonstrate these attributes daily. Cathedral boys care for themselves and others. They celebrate accomplishments, learn from setbacks, and help each other. They learn to compete with dignity and succeed with grace. In keeping with our Episcopal identity, our boys learn to value the unique worth of all people as they gain a sense of responsibility to their broader community.
  • Hands: Our teachers emphasize hands-on learning. Our interactive curriculum integrates current events and experiences outside the classroom, such as field trips, outdoor education, and service-learning. We believe that athletics and the visual and performing arts are equally important, and we help the boys develop an appreciation for both. Cathedral boys become compassionate leaders who seek to serve others inside and outside the School.
  • Voices: Our students are effective communicators. Within our inclusive community, our boys learn to become thoughtful listeners as they advocate for themselves and for others. From presentations in the classroom, to singing with the community, to speaking before the student body, our boys gain the confidence needed to express themselves respectfully, honestly, and with conviction.
  • Since its founding in 1957, Cathedral School for Boys continues to educate the whole boy ensuring that he is both academically prepared and eager to make a difference. We are committed to remaining small in size and large in influence.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
Coming into Cathedral "mid-stream" in the 5th grade, I anticipated numerous challenges for our son and for our family after being entrenched for nearly a decade at another school. But Cathedral embraced us from the get-go that first day, and the community welcomed us in at face value. Our son was embraced for who he is, allowed to be himself while exploring new opportunities, from sports to the arts to service projects to taking moments that called him to pause and reflect. Cathedral creates a deliberate and thoughtful path to rise to a higher standard of self, and our son has grown by leaps and bounds in response.
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My family's experience with Cathedral School for Boys has been extremely positive. Cathedral is a diverse school that really understands boys and how best to educate boys. The teachers and administration are all very committed to this. My son has always loved his teachers and from a parent perspective, I have always been so impressed with how well they know and support my son. Our son is very into sports and he participates in several of the school's sports which are very well run and provide a great balance between the power of good sportsmanship as well as being competitive. Cathedral offers great music and arts programs as well. The excellent academics, impressive teachers and administration and the close-knit school community are a few reasons we love the school.
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