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Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School is a coeducational private Catholic traditional school for students in grades 7 through 12.

Institution Type: Private Setting: Urban


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Cathedral High School is an urban, independent, Catholic, college preparatory school in Boston’s historic South End serving boys and girls of all faiths from grades 7 through 12. Rooted in gospel values, we prepare students for college and leadership for life.

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Cathedral students are engaged by an active faculty in a rigorous academic program that challenges each scholar to excel. Cathedral uses the student-centered learning model in all classes. The 6-year college preparatory course of study requires:

Mathematics: 6 years History & Social Sciences: 6 years English: 6 years Theology: 6 years Science: 6 years College Readiness: 4 years — grades 7-12 Language: Minimum 2 years. French or Spanish. Electives: 5 years

Advanced Placement Courses: Advanced Placement (AP) is a program created by the College Board to offer high school students college-level courses and examinations. Many American colleges and universities grant placement and course credit to students who score well on the exams.

Cathedral offers four Advanced Placement courses: AP English AP Calculus AP U.S. History AP Government

Electives: Students are able to choose from several electives to tailor curriculum to their interests. Students may currently choose from electives including: Art, Drama, Spanish, French, and Physical Education.


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Academic Calendar: Quarter

  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP English Literature and Composition
  • AP United States Government and Politics
  • AP United States History

Students and Faculty

Students and Faculty

Enrollment Data

Total Enrollment 326
Student Teacher Ratio 15 : 1
Gender 50% Male / 50% Female
Dress Code Uniform
Director of Admissions   Mary Esposito


Students receive a well-rounded education through Extended Learning Opportunities such as homework club, language clubs, sports, art, drama, yearbook, and social media club, immediately after classroom time for the school day ends. 
 The August Institute for Learning engages students in grades 7 through 9 during the summer with project-based applied mathematics, problem solving, and summer reading. All students are given summer reading and reflection assignments designed to engage them throughout summer vacation. Throughout the school year students’ horizons are expanded through educational field trips and learning experiences outside of the classroom.
  • Soccer
  • Track and Field
  • Winter Track and Field
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Volleyball


Famous Alumni

Well known alumni of Cathedral High School include:

  • Michelle Edwards - Michelle "Ice" Edwards is an American retired professional women's basketball player. Allocated to the Cleveland Rockers in the 1997 WNBA Draft, the 5'9" guard out of the University of Iowa played for Cleveland and the Seattle Storm during her career. She also coached at Rutgers University. She was a member of the United States women's national basketball team that claimed the bronze medal at the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba. Michelle was inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014.
  • Arthur L. Andrews - Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Arthur L. "Bud" Andrews was adviser to United States Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr and Chief of Staff of the Air Force General Charles A. Gabriel on matters concerning welfare, effective utilization and progress of the enlisted members of the Air Force. He was the seventh chief master sergeant appointed to this ultimate noncommissioned officer position and served in this role from 1981 to 1983.

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