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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+
National Cathedral School is a top rated, private, all-girls, Christian school located in Washington, DC. It has 585 students in grades 4-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $43,585 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
3612 Woodley Road NW
Washington, DC 20016
Telephone
(202) 537-6348

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$43,585
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
20%
Average Financial Aid
$30,259

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
1400
65 responses
Average ACT
33
43 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?
Based on 21 responses
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  • Music Day
    29%
  • Lessons and Carols
    24%
  • Flag Day
    19%
  • Field Day
    14%
  • Diversity Forum
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    5%

Students

Diversity
A-
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
17:1
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
Living in the Area
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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Crime & Safety
    C-
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Cost of Living
    C-
  4. Good for Families
    B+
Area Feel
Urban
Median Household Income
$72,935
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,362
National
$949
Median Home Value
$506,100
National
$184,700
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National Cathedral School Reviews

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NCS is a great place to learn and thrive. Although it is incredibly challenging and the workload is sometimes tough to manage, the teachers prepare you to be able to take on anything. When alum come back to visit, they often tell students how much easier college is, even if they attended an Ivy League. I am so lucky to be at this school!
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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!
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.