National Cathedral School

  • DC


Mount Saint Alban
United States

About Us

Since 1900, National Cathedral School has dedicated itself to preparing young women for the intellectual, ethical, and emotional challenges of life. In a complex, changing world, we must continue to combine our respect for tradition with our commitment to innovation. We believe:

Academic excellence should be consistently pursued and academic effort constantly valued. We expect our students to acquire a basic core of knowledge, to master skills, and to practice critical thinking. As we encourage every girl to develop her individual interests, talents, and creativity, we strive to instill in our students a lifelong love of learning.

As a school for girls, NCS provides outstanding academic, athletic, and artistic opportunities that foster healthy independence, confidence, and leadership in young women.

A cathedral school provides an ideal environment in which to develop integrity, respect, and responsibility. Our religious tradition affirms the worth of each individual and encourages us to engage respectfully with one another, ever mindful that we are all children of God.

Diversity enhances and strengthens our community. We continue to seek talented students and faculty from different racial, religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds while promoting equity among all members of the community.

National Cathedral School strives to be a caring environment where integrity and compassion are essential components of character development. Through service, friendship, and counsel, we prepare our students to make positive contributions to the world community.

Equity Statement: National Cathedral School values its rich diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, family structure, sexual orientation or other condition protected by federal or local law.