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National Cathedral School

National Cathedral School is an all-female private Episcopal traditional school for students in grades 4 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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National Cathedral School says

Since 1900, National Cathedral School has dedicated itself to preparing young women for the intellectual, ethical, and emotional challenges of life. In a complex, changing world, we must continue to combine our respect for tradition with our commitment to innovation. We believe academic excellence should be consistently pursued and academic effort constantly valued. We expect our students to acquire a basic core of knowledge, to master skills, and to practice critical thinking. As we encourage every girl to develop her individual interests, talents, and creativity, we strive to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning. As a school for girls, NCS provides outstanding academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities that foster healthy independence, confidence, and leadership in young women. A cathedral school provides an ideal environment in which to develop integrity, respect, and responsibility. Our religious tradition affirms the worth of each individual and encourages us to engage respectfully with one another, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

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Mission Statement

We believe in the power of young women, and educate them to embrace our core values of excellence, service, courage, and conscience.



Private schools, including parochial and boarding, are funded through tuition and fees. The cost varies from school to school, but most families pay tuition to attend them. Many private schools offer financial aid or discounts, so it's worthwhile to ask about these options.


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Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 585
Student Teacher Ratio 5 : 1
Gender 100% Female

Associations & Memberships

State or regional independent school association

National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)

National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)

National Association of Episcopal Schools (NAES)

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