Focus On The Cathedral School

by NYC Firm Schools on April 23, 2011

The Cathedral School is an independent private school in Manhattan, NYC serving nursery school age children through eighth grade.

The school was founded in 1949 and maintains small class sizes in order to maximize individual student and teacher interaction time. The school faculty wants to encourage active student participation in all classroom activities.

The Cathedral School’s mission statement claims its core values are “Commitment, Compassion, and Responsibility.”

Programs offered at the school include:

  • Early Childhood Education – Includes nursery and pre-kindergarten.
  • Lower School - Consists of kindergarten through grade four.
  • Upper School - Made up of grades five through eight.

The average class is ten students. There are currently 130 students enrolled, which means that The Cathedral School acts as a small community where everyone can get to know everyone else, students and faculty alike.

Not only do teachers and faculty at the school value a huge commitment to academic excellence, but there is also an after school program to help students develop while waiting for parents to pick them up. Students at The Cathedral School go on to some of the best high schools in New York, including:

  • Bronx High School of Science
  • Stuyvesant High School
  • New York City Laboratory School for Collaborative Studies
  • The Brooklyn Latin School
  • High School for Mathematics, Science and Engineering at City College
  • Staten Island Technical High School
  • The Browning School
  • The Chapin School
  • Columbia Grammar Preparatory School
  • Horace Mann School
  • The Nightingale-Bamford School
  • United Nations International School

and many more as well.

You can learn more about The Cathedral School from the school’s website.


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