At NCS, we believe in the power of young women, and our education is built around the needs and strengths of girls. Teachers maintain a friendly and nurturing relationship with each student, providing rich opportunities for intellectual, social, emotional, and spiritual growth.
Our girls 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 federal Washington provides students with many opportunities to engage with a larger world.
Our girls become deeply connected to one another: The friendships formed at NCS abide long after graduation, and our alumnae come back to campus often to strengthen those connections.
Come visit us and see for yourself how NCS is a school for girls like none other.
National Cathedral School Rankings
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Culture & Safety
- of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
- of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.12 responses
- of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.12 responses
Clubs & Activities
- of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.6 responses
- of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.6 responses
National Cathedral School Reviews
As for diversity, they are really improving and getting rid of the stereotype than only rich white kids can go. There is a Black Student Union and a Gender and Sexuality Alliance which not all private schools have.
My one complaint would be the academic rigor. It is true that NCS does assign quite a bit of homework, and in my opinion this can sometimes be busy work.
In lower school (fourth through sixth) I did not find the classes challenging as there was no level system. Lower school provides more emphasis on organization and preparation for Middle School than anything else.
I loved NCS though, and really felt valued during my time there.
At NCS is the most academically enriching and happiest experience for the kids. It is hard to imagine a better group of teachers. They are beyond kind, but they are also creative, passionate about their subject and make sure the kids know and understand the subject material. This is not some warm and fuzzy place where you don’t learn anything. At the same time, the teachers are incredibly attentive and concerned about eaCh individual child. What strikes me the most is the inventive ways the teachers create a love of learning in the girls. For example, at ten yrs old my daughter now adores Shakespeare and knows the story line of at leAst 6 Ohio plays. We love NCS.