A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A
Address
3612 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone
(202) 537-6348
Organization Memberships
NAIS

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$41,975
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
19%
Average Financial Aid
$29,196

National Cathedral 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
1410
59 responses
Average ACT
33
35 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
  • Music Day
    29%
  • Lessons and Carols
    24%
  • Flag Day
    19%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • Diversity Forum
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%
  • Homecoming
    0%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
585
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
16:1
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.12 responses
Poll
92%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
Poll
92%
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
83%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
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I love NCS. The academics are challenging and rigorous, the teachers are amazing at helping you learn, and it offers so many opportunities. I love the all girls community and our campus is absolutely gorgeous, including the Washington National Cathedral. Go Eagles!
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I am thrilled by my school on a daily basis. My peers regularly impress me with their determination, intelligence, and kindness. While my peers can occasionally become over competitive, everyone continues to support and encourage one another. All of the girls are so friendly and enthusiastic about learning. My friends are such interesting people, and I love being able to discuss sophisticated scientific concepts and political ideologies over lunch. NCS offers so many opportunities to its students, from rock climbing, to serving as a class service representative, to dance classes. I am so blessed to be part of such a warm community.
At NCS I truly found a community that I could call home. The National Cathedral serves as a beautiful backdrop and a truly incredible location to go to school everyday. The only thing I wish I could change about the school is to have even more students involved in sports. Some teams have had to cut back from have a JV and a Varsity team to only having a Varsity team due to the fact that not enough students sign up for those sports. This problem occurs at an unexpected time because the school has never had this many students, it's just that more and more students have stopped participating in team sports which is truly a shame. I had the honor of playing 12 varsity seasons at this school and let me tell you that nothing can compare to the feeling of pride when you get to represent your school on a sports field and win games.