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National Cathedral School
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  • Private, Episcopal, All-Girls
  • WASHINGTON, DC

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade A

About

Applying

Application Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$75
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE, SSAT

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$47,350
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
21%
Average Financial Aid
$30,372
From National Cathedral School

At NCS, we believe in the power of young women. Our students are confident, creative, independent and resilient. Our teachers respect and value each individual student while providing rich opportunities for this intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.

Our students develop a sense of responsibility to each other and the world around them, and we live out this value through a commitment to community service. As a Cathedral school, we explore what it means to have faith, and our proximity to all that the Washington DC area has to offer provides students with many opportunities to engage with the larger world.

The friendships formed at NCS abide long after graduation, and our alums come back to campus often to strengthen those connections.

Come visit us and see for yourself how NCS is a school like no other.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1420
106 responses
Average ACT
32
88 responses

Campus Life at NCS

At NCS, we know that our students learn best when part of a welcoming and nurturing community. As they explore their passions and challenge themselves through the many opportunities offered, they learn how to lead with confidence, courage, compassion, and strength.

Culture & Safety

Poll
92%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 13 responses
Poll
92%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 13 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 30 responses
  • Lessons and Carols
    23%
  • Music Day
    20%
  • Flag Day
    17%
  • Field Day
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    13%
  • Diversity Forum
    7%
  • Homecoming
    3%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
597
80%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 15 responses
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 15 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 16 responses
Poll
88%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 16 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 16 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 10 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 10 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Good for Families
    grade A minus
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$86,420
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,541
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$601,500
National
$217,500

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