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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)
National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
AIMSMDDC (Assoc. of independent Maryland and DC Schools)
Religious AffiliationEpiscopal
Grades OfferedGrades 4-12
Year Founded1900

Student Body

Total Students595 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
% Students of Color
42%
State avg.: 46%
Students by Grade National Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers75 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
89%
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesBiology, 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 score1410
Average ACT score33
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$47,350
% on Financial Aid
19%
Average Financial Aid Grant$34,126
Admissions DirectorWendy Wilkinson
Admissions AssociateMolly Price

Sports

Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBasketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballClimbing,
CrewCross Country,
DanceDiving,
Field HockeyLacrosse,
SoccerSoftball,
SquashSwimming,
TennisTrack and Field,
Volleyball

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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  • Washington
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    All-girls (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 492 students
    1.5 miles
    1524 35th St NW
    Washington, DC 20007
    (202) 337-3350
    1.5 9-12
    492
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1151 students
    0.5 miles
    3825 Wisconsin Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 537-8100
    0.5 PK-12
    1151
  • Washington
    Grades: PK-12 | 1050 students
    1.5 miles
    4200 Davenport Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20016
    (202) 274-3200
    1.5 PK-12
    1050
  • Washington
    Grades: K-12 | 650 students
    0.7 miles
    3000 Cathedral Avenue NW
    Washington, DC 20008
    (202) 939-8814
    0.7 K-12
    650
  • Bethesda
    Grades: 3-12 | 657 students
    5.8 miles
    7303 River Road
    Bethesda, MD 20817
    (301) 365-5300
    5.8 3-12
    657

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