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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Enrollment: 595 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,960
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

National Cathedral School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for:

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
595 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
26%
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
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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

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

Sports

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 theWashington National Cathedral, which holds a major place in the life of the school.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does National Cathedral School cost?
National Cathedral School's tuition is approximately $48,960 for private students.
What sports does National Cathedral School offer?
National Cathedral School offers 15 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Climbing, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Diving, Field Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. National Cathedral School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for most sports offered.
What is National Cathedral School's ranking?
National Cathedral School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in District Of Columbia for: Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body, Most sports offered and Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for National Cathedral School?
The application deadline for National Cathedral School is Jan. 15.

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break NCS/STA US Chorale & Orchestra Trip
March 16, 2024 (Saturday)
Spring Break (No Classes)
March 18, 2024 (Monday)
Sports Spring Break Trips
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Spring Break (No Classes)
March 25, 2024 (Monday)
Memorial Day (School Closed)
May 27, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked DC School
  • Grades: 4-12
  • Enrollment: 595 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $48,960
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Washington, DC is $29,363 for elementary schools and $33,185 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Washington, DC is 60% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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