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Cathedral High School

Private | 9-12 | 620 students

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Posted May 22, 2014

As an alum of CHS I can only wish those students currently attending my Alma Mater the very best. I had four wonderful years at CHS - wonderful memories, friends, rigorous education. I think CHS stands out because the teachers make the difference. They are fully committed to the students and at getting each girl to achieve her fullest potential. Keep up the good work - GO CATHEDRAL!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2014

This school is a place where morals and virtues are taught. This is why a significant change in behavior, to the better, is seen in a student by the time she starts her junior year. Students are disciplined and trained to develop good work habits. The school makes sure all students complete their Regents exams, and it offers an Advanced Honors Regents Diploma for Cathedralites who demonstrate academic excellence. Currently, Cathedral High School offers 9 AP courses and a variety of electives and extracurriculars. It is truly another home, filled with excellent teachers who are compassionate and considerate. If a student chooses to challenge herself, she can, at Cathedral.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2013

Cathedral High School has given my daughter the opportunity to mature and become such a respectful and wonderful lady. With her rigorous curriculum consisting of numerous AP and honors classes, she has challenged herself. But at the same time, she has enjoyed the various electives offered, such as band, drama, technology, law, business, art, and photography.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

I am a former graduate of Cathedral and must say that I received a wonderful education.Looking at what the school has evolved I must say that I am a bit jealous. The opportunities given to these young ladies is phenominal.The uniforms are so different then what I had to wear back in the 70's,when I graduated,but I am very impressed. If you trully want a wonderful education for your daughter please consider Cathedral. Both you and her would be proud to say that she is a Cathedralite.Go green and white(My uniform color)


Posted April 17, 2011

the school is great in education. the atmosphere in general is fantastic i feel that as a student i am going to be able to take out a lot of good things from this school. food isn't always good, sometimes you don't always enjoy sitting there but the school is definitely a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2011

I graduated from Cathedral High School many years ago. The teachers were great. I got an awesome education and was able to move forward. Teachers are dedicated and really do care about their students. I wish there were more schools like Cathedral.


Posted November 12, 2010

I am a student at CHS. I've always been good at school, but I never really liked it. Having said that, I love going to CHS. The majority of the teachers are great and the building is beautiful. The food might not be the greatest, but the resources and chances to do enriching things are above and beyond.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2010

It is one of the best schools in NYC, and I thank my blessings everyday that my parents worked so hard to put my sister, my brother and me in the parochial school system. The quality of teaching that I received there can not be compared and that they have maintained it all these years speaks for itself. The bonds of friendships made all those years back are still intact. What other school can claim that? My sister graduated from Cathedral in ' 78 and my brother from Rice in ' 76. P.S. Currently, My cousin's grandaughter is a freshman at Cathedral "Class of 2014".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2010

Cathedral High School is an extraordinary place where proper education is key no the top factor in every teachers curriculum.As a student who attends this school i am proud to say that i am a Cathedralite. yes some of the students attending cathedral are disrespectful and ill-mannered but rest assure they will and have frequently been reprimanded. Their is only a hand few of students who are like this. the rest are caring loving fun and well-rounded. if you want your daughter to achieve a well rounded background and create long lasting friendships in a culturally diverse setting.please send them to Cathedral High School :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2010

I found the school to be a horrendous place where no form of learning occurred due to both the extreme lack of teaching ability, and the disrespect shown by students. I felt the few teachers that were knowledgeable were unable to fully exhibit their abilities because the students had no interest in learning. I urge anyone who truly cares about their education to avoid this school at all costs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 31, 2010

Cathedral high school is one of the best schools ever. ! i Love it. I feel like they are preparing me for college which is great. :] im currently attending cathedral high school as a Soon to be junior . Im proud to say that Cathedral High School rocks
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

This school has always been one of the best private schools around. I am a former graduate.


Posted April 9, 2008

This is one of the best High School left in the NYC. If you want a great education, healthy friendships, wonderful atmosphere this is the place for you. I would recommend this HS to all women of every race, culture and background. It is more than a positive experience, its a learning, growing and maturing process and this High School will definitely make a difference between an educated and positive young woman and just another HS graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2008

I am an alumni from Cathedral High School and now attending one of the best universities in the United States. I felt that CHS prepared me academically to face the challenges outside of high school. I liked the enviroment and the girls were very warm and welcoming. I will recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2007

this school doesn't offer such great academic opportunities even when compare to the worse public high school. THis school did not prepare my daughter for any college work even though she graduated salutatorian
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2006

Cathedral High School has been a great place for my daughter. Their academic system is great. The girls are prepared for college and are offered internships. There are a good number of activities to do afterschool and my daughter loves it. The teachers are also very attentive and supportive of their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2005

Cathedral High School is a fine school for girls. It's media studio offers the young women hands-on experience. In addition, the course selections are varied and relevant to today's issues. On the other hand, the school is ran like a business. There is a void of warmth and care for the students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 4, 2003

Is a fantantic school where discipline and education is the basis of the school. Our daughters come out of the school not only with the best education but with a greater religious experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

If you're looking for a school to offer hands on attention to your child, a variety of extracurricular activities, a challenging curriculum, and a well-structured environment for student development and discipline...THIS IS NOT THE SCHOOL for your child. My daughter left this school with regrets,frustration and little to no positive fulfillment. I was not impressed by the teaching nor the overall attitudes of the teachers at this school. My child attended Cathedral from 1995 to 1999, and as far as I heard, things have not changed but worsened.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2003

My daughter ius attending this school. She is in her 12 th grade. Extracarrical activities is rich and the Ap Classes also Honor classes are to be admired. The staff goes out of their way to assist students.
—Submitted by a parent


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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 21%
Black 21% 21%
Two or more races 12% N/A
Asian 5% N/A
White 3% 52%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander N/A 6%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% N/A
Source: NCES, 2009-2010

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  • Yearbook

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  • French
  • Spanish
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  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

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  • Gym

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Maria Spagnuolo
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Gender
  • All girls
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Affiliation
  • Roman catholic
Associations
  • NCEA
Fax number
  • (212) 754-2024

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  • Religious
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

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Foreign languages spoken by staff
  • Italian
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Extra learning resources offered
  • Career/college counseling
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Visiting teachers or lecturers from colleges
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Chapel/spiritual reflection center
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
  • Archdiocese of New York
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

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  • Student newspaper
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Uniforms
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  • Cathedral is a Catholic College Prep school with a record of success dating back to 1905. Students have said that Cathedral is a place that continues to sustain them - long after they have left to pursue higher levels of education
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350 East 56th Street
New York, NY 10022
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