A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Diversity
    C
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Cathedral Preparatory School is a highly rated, private, all-boys, Catholic school located in Erie, PA. It has 523 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. Tuition is $9,375 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
225 W. 9th St.
Erie, PA 16501
Telephone
(814) 435-7737
Organization Memberships
NCEA

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$9,375
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
70%
Average Financial Aid
$2,500

Cathedral Preparatory School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1130
141 responses
Average ACT
27
22 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.8 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.8 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 33 responses
Report
  • Football games
    27%
  • Basketball Games vs our rival school McDowell
    24%
  • Pep rallies
    18%
  • Dress downs
    15%
  • Outreach Day
    6%
  • State Send Offs
    6%
  • Pep rallies
    3%

Students

Diversity
C
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
523
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
60%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.5 responses
60%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.5 responses
Living in the Area
B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C
  2. Diversity
    A-
  3. Cost of Living
    B
  4. Good for Families
    B
Area Feel
Suburban
Median Household Income
$35,205
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$662
National
$949
Median Home Value
$86,700
National
$184,700
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My experience at Cathedral Prep has made me a better learner, has given me countless athletic opportunities, and has made me a more devoted Christian. You get a true sense of what it means to be a Rambler from the day to day attitude of the student body and faculty. School pride is something that has become part of me in both academics and athletics. Freshman year was a shock to me with how rigorous the academics and athletics were. Over time however, I have come to appreciate how much I have learned compared to other schools and how many more opportunities I have received. I fully recommend this school to anyone who is in the Erie area and is considering which high school to go to. It's the best. It's that simple. Roll Ramblers!
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The school is going down hill. The new proposed schedule is going to severely ruin the school and destroy the opportunities they love to boast about in their advertisements. The atmosphere almost feels like a prison because of the principal using scare tactics on the student body and disrespecting everyone and their families. I find it hard recommending this school to shadows because of the way we are treated especially when you don’t play a sport. The food is also terrible and they used to have great food but thya changed and become terrible. Overall, medicorce.
Cathedral Prep is a school that specializes in the development of "spirit, mind, and body." Spiritually- students are taught about living life through faith based on catholic moral teaching. These teachings allow for morals to be strengthened and a deeper conscience to emerge. Prep's academics are top notch, having strong curriculum and great teachers. Finally, Prep has the best sports team in the surrounding area with a strong student support system. Through this motto, my experience at Cathedral Prep has been overwhelmingly positive.