Welcome Cathedral High SchoolBy Jose B. Rivera
We welcome Cathedral High School to our community. Cathedral High School, which was founded in 1905 by the Sisters of Charity, has moved from its prior location at East 56th Street and First Avenue to its new location at East 97th Street between Lexington and Park Avenue.
The move to East 97th Street places Cathedral High School very close to public transportation via the number 6 train and buses on Lexington Avenue plus the crosstown bus but a short walk from the school entrance.
The school boasts a student body of 400 young women who come from all five boroughs and Westchester to attend Cathedral. All-girls education has many well-researched benefits. Students from all-girls schools demonstrate greater cultural competency, increased civic engagement, and higher self-confidences than co-educated peers.
Besides the regular subjects of History, Math, Science and languages including American Sign Language, French, Latin, Mandarin, and Spanish, students have over 25 clubs available to them in which to explore their interests, along with various sports teams and a dance program. 100% of Cathedral High School students graduate and are accepted into the college of their choice. Tuition is just $12,000 a year, with many students benefitting from scholarship aid.
Many students from our community and surrounding areas will have a shortened commute to and from the school. All students will have closer access to institutions like Mount Sinai Hospital, where some Cathedral High School students who participate in the school’s Medical Gateways Academy undertake internships, along with other area hospitals. The school also has access to St Francis De Sales church for Mass and prayer. The 96th Street Public Library is just one block away for students to conduct research and explore their intellectual interests, with Museum Mile on Fifth Avenue also easily accessible for further cultural and historical exploration. Finally, students have easy access to Central Park, just three blocks away!
Wish to help this great school? Consider having your daughters attend! Prospective students and parents and can attend the school’s Open Houses on October 15 and October 25. If you work for a local non-profit, consider a partnership with the school. Finally, alumnae and their families are always welcome to set up an appointment to tour our school’s new location. Bring your former classmates for a mini reunion!