National Cathedral School

At National Cathedral School, we believe in the power of young women and educate them to embrace our core values of excellence, service, courage, and conscience.
As a school for girls, we provide outstanding academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities that foster healthy, independent, confident young women ready to lead a world that needs them.

Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 595 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,350
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
595 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade
National Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
List of Courses Offered
Advanced Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language & Culture, Computer Science A, Environmental Science, European History, French Language & Culture, Human Geography, Latin, Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, Spanish Language & Culture, Spanish Literature & Culture, Statistics
Average SAT score
1410
Average ACT score
33
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
% on Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$34,126
Admissions Director
Wendy Wilkinson
Admissions Associate
Molly Price

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School Notes

  • At National Cathedral School, we believe in the power of young women and educate them to embrace our core values of excellence, service, courage, and conscience.
  • As a school for girls, we provide outstanding academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities that foster healthy, independent, confident young women ready to lead a world that needs them.
  • Our classrooms are vibrant places where students hone their skills, build their confidence, and challenge themselves.
  • Our STEM curriculum prepares students to pursue scientific and technical study beyond the Close. Juniors and seniors obtain internships at institutions around the D.C. area and at universities around the world. And our alumnae include doctors, software designers, engineers, professors, and biology researchers.
  • We are only steps away from the Washington National Cathedral, which holds a major place in the life of the school. 
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Quick Stats (2021)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Students: 595 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $47,350
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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