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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A+
5555 Del Mar Heights Rd
San Diego, CA 92130
About Cathedral Catholic High School...

Applying

Application Deadline
January 25
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
HSPT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$18,500
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid
From Cathedral Catholic High School

Cathedral Catholic High School is a leader in Catholic, college preparatory education. Our rigorous, innovative education program is offered in a nurturing community based on teachings of Jesus Christ and Traditions of the Catholic Church.

Our Cathedral Catholic core values — faith, knowledge, character, and responsibility — developed from our University of San Diego High School heritage, guide our graduates’ growth to become responsible leaders. Our program is student centered, recognizing that each person is made in the image and likeness of God and shaped by differences in interest, ability, and background. We are a collaborative community, dedicated to lifelong learning and teaching students to assume responsibility for their own educational and spiritual growth. In partnership with parents, we form an educational ministry that is mutually supportive and committed to excellence.

Cathedral Catholic High School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1230
314 responses
Average ACT
29
285 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 75 responses
Report
  • Rivalry sports games
    33%
  • Sports in general, Drama and Dance
    21%
  • Campus Ministry Retreats
    13%
  • Senior Knotts Berry Farm Trip
    12%
  • Rallies
    9%
  • Senior Grad Night
    7%
  • Homecoming
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,630
    86%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.28 responses
    61%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.28 responses
    93%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.28 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    76%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
    Poll
    94%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
    Poll
    85%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    Very High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    High
    95%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.21 responses
    67%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.21 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.21 responses
    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      C
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $163,706
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $985
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $1,082,568
    National
    $184,700

    Cathedral Catholic High School Reviews

    237 reviews
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    When a school brings out the very best in your children, it's only natural that you would want to spread the good news. We have a senior and a freshman student at CCHS and couldn't be happier. Our students are very different, but each have been having a wonderful experience at this school. Because there are so many various activities, each got involved early, and the transition from 8th grade into high school was easy.
    The teachers are very well-credentialed, dedicated and genuinely care that the student is learning. And as busy as they are with their own lives, these teachers are so accessible and responsive!
    From academics, athletics and visual and performing arts, this school has a very gifted faculty and staff who help students realize their potential--not only in these fields, but also in being good people.
    So happy with this school!
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    As a member of the Miracosta College Mathematics department, I was assigned to teach the dual enrollment math classes in CCHS.

    The first thing I noticed about the CCHS students is how well prepared they are in their math skills and that warrants kudos to the CCHS math department for their outstanding job of training their students.

    The second thing I saw is how much these kids want to learn. They have more than enough to graduate with honors but they still want more. Not only do they want to know what the formulas are, not only do they want to know how to use the formulas, they want a deeper understanding WHY the formulas work.

    Everyone I've met at CCHS - students, staff, faculty, administration - is good natured, pleasant, and helpful. I find the mood to be cheerful and productive. Overall I have come to realize that CCHS is a family. A happy family that welcomes you into their home.

    Barry Lederman
    Cathedral has been the best high school decision we could have ever made for our children! It has been everything we dreamt and hoped for, from the academics, to sports, to character development, t o friendships, to families, teachers, administrators, security guards, and a beautiful, well kept campus. There is nothing we would change about any of it! We love Cathedral!