The Cathedral School

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Founded in 1949, The Cathedral School is a Preschool and co-educational Day School through the eighth grade that offers a rigorous academic education in an intimate and supportive learning environment.
With a small student-teacher ratio, an international student body and placement of graduates in the city`s best high schools, The Cathedral School continues its legacy of educating children in The Classics.
Rooted in the principles of Hellenism, the curriculum integrates the most up to date educational methods while adhering to the ancient Greek tradition of paideia which views education as character formation, responsibility and the pursuit of excellence.
In short, we offer A Classical Education for the Modern World.

Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 84 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-8
Year Founded

Student Body

Total Students
84 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
The Cathedral School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size
15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
uniform required

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Nursery and Pre-Kindergarten - Half Day: $12,000 Full Day: $15,000 K - 8 tuition - $16,000
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Eleisa coster


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
14 extracurriculars
Greek Language and Culture, Music, Robotics, Supervised Homework, Test Prep

Club or Organization:
Math Mania

Arts and Music Programs:
Acting, Art, Guitar

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Basketball Stars of New York, Gymnastics, Karate, Running Club, Super Soccer Stars

School Notes

  • The Cathedral School's curriculum includes Preschool (Nursery and Prekindergarten), Lower school (grades K-4) and The Accelerated Middle School (grades 5 - 8). Our Preschool Program offers a nurturing and family like environment to our youngest learners. Teachers encourage curiosity and creativity through hands-on inquiry, play, and rich language experiences. In Kindergarten social-emotional and academic growth builds upon learned social and academic skills to begin formal instruction in the subject areas such as reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, science, and forgein language.
  • The Lower School (grades K-5) curriculum is designed to strengthen literacy, cultivate math skills, establish effective work habits, and encourage students` citizenship by enhancing their understanding of the world around them. Reading, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science are cornerstone to the curriculum. The core curriculum, in addition to specialized subject areas such as art, language, music, mythology, and technology provide students with a balanced foundation for future academic success.
  • Our Accelerated Middle School (grades 5-8) offers three strands of disciplines, Humanities (English and Social Studies), Classics and STEM. These courses are block scheduled to allow teachers to work together on interdisciplinary projects. Students in 7th and 8th grade are introduced to Latin and Ancient Greek, enhancing their understanding and function of language. All students are encouraged to graduate with three earned high school credits in subject areas such as math, foreign language, and science. Through small class sizes and individual attention, our middle school students are given every opportunity to learn and explore.
  • In addition to the standard core classes of Math, English, History, Social Studies and Science, The Cathedral School offers Physical Education, Art and Music in its daily curriculum. Movement and Exercise and Music Appreciation are taught to Preschool students. The After-School Center, offers a variety of activities including sports, karate, music, art, creative writing, creative cooking, hands-on science, chess, drama, and Greek language and culture.
  • The entire curriculum, nursery through grade eight, is articulated through standards that define the important knowledge, skills and understandings that we believe all students must acquire in order to become mindful, well-educated citizens. Our skilled and dedicated teachers are committed to helping all children reach their own individual best in every subject area.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Cathedral School cost?
The Cathedral School's tuition is approximately $17,000 for private students.
When is the application deadline for The Cathedral School?
The application deadline for The Cathedral School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

View the The Cathedral School yearly calendar below. Note key dates such as:

Christmas Break (school closed) (Events)
December 22, 2023 (Friday)
Christmas Break (school closed) (Events)
December 25, 2023 (Monday)
Christmas Break (school closed) (Events)
December 26, 2023 (Tuesday)
Christmas Break (school closed) (Events)
December 27, 2023 (Wednesday)
Christmas Break (school closed) (Events)
December 28, 2023 (Thursday)

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
The Cathedral School showed its unique moral character and strength during these challenging years.We are impressed not just with the adaptation of the scholar curriculum despite the unusual circumstancesbut more importantly by the stewardship and leadership displayed energetically by several members of the school body.The remarkable work standards, ethics and leadership by Cathedral School's headmaster Ms. Francesca Manino are outstanding.We are extremely grateful that our daughter Charlotte at the formative stages of education will garner the best memories of her school,the school body and its unique headmaster.
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A wonderful little gem on the UES. Wonderfully involved and caring teachers. Great Student body. Involved and kind parents. Academics are spot on. My son was tested for G&T and scored in 99%. We could not be happier with his education!
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Quick Stats (2023-24)

  • Grades: Kindergarten-8
  • Enrollment: 84 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $17,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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